Perhaps like me, you woke up to discover that the other day was National Poetry Day – whatever that really means. From Sticky Toffee Pudding Day to Thank Your Dentist Day, there’s some bullshit entirely fictional moment to celebrate each and every facet of human endeavour. It’s beautiful, it’s inspiring, it’s unadulterated, and it’s bollocks of the most meaningless kind. ‘Taco Day’ is rapidly approaching on Saturday, and let’s not forget ‘Ship in a Bottle Day’ too.
DXM is an active ingredient in over-the-counter couch medicines. It's a cheap way to get high. And it's been around for a while. When I was in high school they called it Robotripping. Anyway, like the majority of drugs, the side effects of quaffing massive quantities of cough syrup are quite unpleasant.
If you work in advertising you’ve probably heard vague and yet meaningful whisperings of this new iBeacon technology (Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 to be precise). If so, you’re probably wondering what it can do for you, and how you can sell it to your client for a massive suitcase of cash. As someone who’s spent weeks researching the field, here’s the facts.
Use Occupier.hk/StandByYou to show your support to the protestors in Hong Kong directly via twitter. Your tweets are projected in realtime on a large wall in the current area of protest. This is a media art project in solidarity with the Occupy Central with Love and Peace action, by 'Add Oil' Machine' Sampson Wong. It works quite well, but lacks the website showing an image of your message on the wall, probably due to limitations of electricity/data and ability to lug gear around.
Even before google ad-sponsored piracy and Spotify’s abysmal streaming rates eradicated the chances of making a respectable living, musicians have supplemented their incomes with day jobs until their dreams of making it big came true. R.E.M.’s Peter Buck worked in a record store. Soul Coughing front man Mike Doughty worked the door at The Knitting Factory. When the Velvet Underground broke up, Lou Reed worked as a typist in his father’s office.