conormcclure.me is now conormcclure.net, and it resides here.
“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.”
Interesting. Is “just showing up and doing the work” equal to “inspiration” in the creative process?
More and more, I’m starting to think so. A book that I’ve been reading lately called Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else has been attempting to scientifically prove the same thing.
There’s a command called caffeinate that does exactly what the app Caffeine does — keep your computer from sleeping — but it lets you do it from scripts and the command line.
Facebook plans to acquire the messaging service WhatsApp, the company announced on Wednesday.
The move marks the social giant’s biggest acquisition to date, as Facebook paid $16 billion in cash and stock for the company. In addition, the deal includes another $3 billion in restricted stock units for WhatsApp employees, which will vest over a period of time.
“WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement.
As a result of the deal, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will join Facebook’s board of directors.
Wow. That’s the biggest deal I’ve ever heard of. And Facebook just bought Instagram for $2 billion. A mere $2 billion.