Daniel Budiarto

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Why unsuccessful writers give the best advice

<b>(nullplus via iStock/Salon)</b><p>If you want to know what writing’s like for most people, don’t ask a star. Talk to the midlevel sloggers<p>Noah Berlatsky<p>October 9, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>If you want to become a writer, whom should you ask for advice?<p>The obvious answer is, "a famous writer." To succeed, go to …

5 industries that are hurting America

In these cases, corporate America no longer sees itself as owing anything to this country<p>Paul Buchheit<p>September 30, 2013 12:38pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>There are more than five ways, of course. There are numerous <i>product</i> ripoffs, as described in a recent article byLynn …

30 Outstanding Full-screen Websites

I think full-screen websites provide a vivid experience for the user. Seeing the entire picture, rather that a boxed layout, is very pleasing and …

Web Design

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IRL: Sony's NEX-5N interchangeable lens camera and Mailplane 3

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>It's been a while (four months, actually) since we've featured a camera in "IRL," but today we're breaking that …

The Pixar Theory: Every Character Lives in the Same Universe

<i>Jon Negroni spent one year untangling the secret world hidden deep within Pixar films. This thesis (printed in full below) originally appeared on his</i> …

The Act of Killing essay: How Indonesia’s mass killings could have slowed the Vietnam War.

<i>The play’s the thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.</i><br>— Hamlet, <i>Act 3, Scene 2</i><p><b>1. Foul Deeds Will Rise</b><p>Is it possible to kill 1 million …

The march of protest

A FAMILIAR face appeared in many of the protests taking place in scores of cities on three continents this week: a Guy Fawkes mask with a roguish …

20+ Awesome Gifts For Coffee Lovers

Coffee is experiencing a renaissance. Being cultivated in over 70 countries, coffee is a very important agricultural commodity and one of the most …

Coffee

Caffeine: For the More Creative Mind

Does caffeine "cramp creativity"? It shouldn't. More likely the opposite, if you do it right.<p><i>Fear can sometimes be a useful emotion. For instance, let's say you're an astronaut on the moon and you fear that your partner has been turned into Dracula. The next time he goes out for the moon pieces,</i> …

5 New Trends in Web Design Layouts

Web design is an ever-changing craft. Like fashion, it responds to modern tastes, and like product design, it has to be useful and make its target …

UI Design

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures | Colossal

<p>If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in …

Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers

New research says reading literary fiction helps people embrace ambiguous ideas and avoid snap judgments<p>Tom Jacobs<p>June 15, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Are you uncomfortable with ambiguity? It’s a common condition, but a highly problematic one. The compulsion …

The Security-Industrial Complex

The culture of secrecy in Washington has become absurd.<p>Reuters<p>An odd thing is happening in the world's self-declared pinnacle of democracy. No one -- except a handful of elected officials and an army of contractors -- is allowed to know how America's surveillance leviathan works.<p>For the last two …

Beautifully Textured Artwork by Dan Matutina

Dan Matutina has a unique style that attracts the eye. Dan is a designer/illustrator based in the Philippines. His illustration style is a mix of …

Graphic Design

Should the government know less than Google?

LET'S get the most contentious point out of the way first: Edward Snowden made the right call to make public the extent of the National Security …

How to Know You're a Writer (In GIF Form)

Any time you’re not writing your novel you’re still thinking about your novel:<p>When people ask you for your thoughts on their writing you give them …

Obama is like Apple, Google and Facebook: a once hip brand tainted by Prism

Among the guests at the fabled Bilderberg meeting, held this weekend just outside London, are the top brass of Google, Amazon and Microsoft. How …

Was the London killing of a British soldier 'terrorism'?

<b>(updated below)</b><p>Two men yesterday engaged in a horrific act of violence on the streets of London by using what appeared to be a meat cleaver to hack …

Life as One of the Most Persecuted Ethnic Groups on the Planet

You are a Hazara, and you've been on the run for centuries. Now you're in Syria, and things aren't looking up.<p>Imagine that you live in Afghanistan. Your ancestors have lived there for hundreds of years, but you are a minority. In fact, you are a minority two times over, because the religion you …

Indonesia's 'slow motion genocide'

I have a hit list in my hand. Fifteen people are threatened with assassination because they speak out for freedom and democracy, against a massacre. …

Sad Face at Walmart

Maybe if Walmart paid its workers more, its workers—along with millions of other low-paid U.S. consumers—would buy more stuff at Walmart. Daniel …

How Colleges Are Selling Out the Poor to Court the Rich

A new report finds hundreds of schools are charging low-income students obscene prices, even while lavishing tuition discounts on their wealthier classmates.<p>(Reuters)<p>Neat fact: If the federal government were to take all of the money it pours into various forms of financial aid each year, it could …

Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control by Medea Benjamin – review

Throughout history, some forms of war and weaponry have been viewed with greater horror than others. Even ancient civilisations tried to codify the …