A rosy picture of a future where all our material needs are delivered to our doorstep by a fleet of autonomous vehicles coming in all shapes and sizes. The book is a mix of prognostication followed by data that is meant to lend credence to the predictions.
Madden and Marcuse take up the call to arms in support of looking at housing as homes instead of real estate. They probe the causes and consequences of treating housing like a commodity. The authors make a case for how treating housing as a real estate investment displaces people in need of homes and increases home prices.
Reality is Broken refers to how the world we live in is not designed to provide us the kinds of rewards that lead to happier lives. McGonigal makes a case for how game designers got it right and that introducing gaming mechanics into the real world would make it a better place for us all.
Quiet Leadership hypothesizes that leaders are most effective when they lead quietly, behind the scenes, helping people come to their own conclusions and solutions.
I have privilege as a white male - and I can do all of these things without thinking twice: I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothamSean and #AtatianaJefferson)I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)I can have [...]
It happens with every scrum team; a sprint ends with one or more unfinished stories. How do we handle the unfinished stories at the end of the sprint? Do we work them in the next sprint? Do we take velocity credit? What can we do better to avoid this in the first place? Regardless the [...]
The Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the Petersen Automotive Museum collaborated on a day long conference about the future of the automobile. Held at the Petersen museum in May 2018, the conference brought together leading voices from manufacturers, technology companies, urban planners, and regulatory agencies for a day-long discussion about the ongoing shift in transportation [...]
WordPress has issued a maintenance/security release to WordPress core, which fixes a few bugs. You can read more about this in WordPress’ official release post. We will be updating all customers to this latest release. Because you are a Blacktower customer, you do not have to take action at this time. Our team will apply [...]
Blacktower does not provide email as part of the hosting package. We just host WordPress sites, so we fully commit all of our resources to doing WordPress Hosting. So what should you do about email for your domain name? At Blacktower we use the G Suite service from Google. This service allows you to use [...]
While developing my Thematic Maps WordPress plugin I wanted a Settings link on the Plugins list page for quick access to the plugin options page: By default, WordPress displays Activate, Delete, Deactivate, and Update links on the Plugins page. To add additional links I had to leverage filters and hooks! I found a great reference [...]