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Editors – Papillon

t’s been a long time since I posted something about the stuff I am listening to. But I heard this one last evening on StuBru when I was grocery shopping:

Editors with Papillon. One of the most beautiful songs I have heard lately !!!

There is a lot more to listen to here at Stubru. Favorites:

  1. MUMFORD & SONS – Little lion man
  2. STORNOWAY – Zorbing
  3. THE TEMPER TRAP – Sweet Disposition
  4. I BLAME COCO – Self machine

500 Photographers

Discovered this one a while ago. And I have to admit I never really payed any attention to it. Reason? I had seen most of them at the time of discovery. But I recently started checking it again and there are some gems.

Link here.

El Bulli

There has been a lot of talk about El Bulli lately. Not all of you know, but it’s a Spanish restaurant north of Barcelona, and has won the title of the best restaurant in the world a few times.

The talk now is that they are closing the doors for 2 years and will open again in 2014. Very radical if you ask me, but if that is what it takes to rediscover yourself and the food you serve, then please, just go ahead. Not everybody will get the luxury to do that kind of stuff.

So, I just want to link an article of how Grant Achatz experienced a few weeks working at El Bulli in 2000.

20/20: Top 20 Programming Lessons I’ve Learned in 20 Years

I found this article this morning in my RSS Reader and I have to say it’s pretty accurate. Even if I only have about 12 or 13 years in this business, I can say that all of them apply. Belgium or Sweden doesn’t matter where you are.

8 Rules

Found this today on the interweb:

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

8 Rules for writing short stories, by Kurt Vonnegut. Not that I am planning to write anything like that. But I guess you could apply them to blogging as well. Or ?