Just 3 things this week.

Since I’ve been trying to get back into the writing habit. I’ve set myself a goal of writing a blog post every week, and I’ll talk about just 3 things. One app, one web link and a music playlist. Here we go…

App.

Image from Business Insider

I was going to talk about one app, but now I’m going to talk about two. Meerkat and Periscope. Both apps allow users to live stream from wherever they are. This is espcially great for newscasters who have to report breaking news. Well, not just newscasters, everybody can now report breaking news as it happens. Quality of the reporting of course is in the eye of the end-user/customer. Now everyone can have their 15 mins of live stream fame. You can read a more detailed (and awesome) analysis of the apps by Richard Gutjahr, including a comparison, here. One thing that I’ve noticed is that so far the app is available for iOS only. Hm.

Image credit.

Web.

Image via Kizar (Wikipedia) Public Domain

I was a HUGE fan of the show Lost. Was being the operative word as towards the end, particularly the finale and the antics of the showrunners in misleading the audience, the show had lost me. The number one question that people have regarding the show is: “Did the writers know where they were going? Or did they all make it up as they went?” Now, one of the writers from the show answers the question with a 17,000 word essay on life as a writer on LOST. You can read it here. It is a great insight into the early days of the show, particularly insightful to see how a show is created. Lots of proto-ideas used and not.

Music.

Some pretty good music that has helped me write this week.

Chandelier — Kina Grannis
Happy Idiot — TV On The Radio
Can’t Do Without You — Caribou
Love Me Like You Do — From “Fifty Shades Of Grey” — Ellie Goulding
Slow Acid — Calvin Harris
Monument — The Inevitable End Version — Röyksopp
Photomaton — Jabberwocky
Get Good (Infinitefreefall Remix) — St. South

Spotify list.

One last thing.

Spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to export Spotify playlist into a simple text format, what is up with that? Thought they would make it a little bit easier.

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