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Wanderlust is much like this battle of two wolves. It can consume you in one of two ways: Either by freeing you or destroying you.
Wikipedia defines wanderlust as "a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world." I assert that this definition is far too shallow. Wanderlust, once it overcomes a person, is incurable and unquenchable. It's something that propels humans to the ends of the Earth. It's a feeling of yearning, of wanton, of being compelled to go.
It's so much more than just a desire or impulse.
Not everyone understands the intensity of wanderlust, so with it comes its own troubles. When two wanderlusters meets, there's almost always an instant connection - and I'm not talking about anything remotely sexual. For people in a romantic relationship with a traveler, that instant connection can sometimes be hard to understand, especially when a traveler speaks fondly of an amazing experience with someone else in the past. When you aren't consumed with it, it can be difficult to comprehend another person's unquenching desire to roam, to put him or herself in precariously fun situations, to eat delicious, potentially poisonous, street food, to meet the world's colorful, warm people.
Coin is a buzzy new startup that's making a digital credit card that stores information for all the other cards in your wallet. Coin's splashy launch generated a lot of attention, but there are several big issues that need to be resolved if it's going to be a successful product.Coin is an exciting look into what the future of money management can be. Along with progressive banking products like Simple, the future looks bright.
THE Geek Festival (TGF) is an exciting and eclectic annual celebration of the "geek" in all of us - an event designed to educate, energize and inspire the minds of our students and the community through highlighting the constant creative innovations in technology, media and industry. It not only recognizes the imaginative efforts made by individuals and companies in their respective fields but also provides a venue through which we can explore the technologies that have become so integral in our everyday lives as well as those that are new and foreign. Geek is chic; not only that, it is everywhere.Best of all, it's FREE.99, and it's all day today!
SHAPE Charlotte is an innovative business model competition created for, and by, the next generation of leaders. SHAPE Charlotte will foster an entrepreneurial spirit among those 35 years of age or younger by empowering participants to act as agents of change through innovation and ultimately job creation.
Competitors will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate the viability, innovation, and impact of their business concept.
"We (Gabe Sanchez, Zac Witte, Amy Ziari, and I) felt that a lot of causes focused on monetary donations, where really you have to create social awareness first before most people will commit to donations. As dorks, we've all started projects where we had unused domain names or had gotten drunk and purchased silly domains; the idea started from UnicornFarts.com.
I had this domain for the longest time that I never quite had the right use for, so personally I started redirecting it daily to kickstarters and causes that I thought were interesting. At the #hack4good social good hackathon, I had the opportunity working with three friends to create a larger idea: redirect unused domains for good. Our presentation focused on the 282 million domains registered, nearly half unused.
We won the SF event, and we ended up taking 4th place globally! We didn't win any actual prizes; the grand prize was a trip for the winning team to Dublin for the Web Summit, but we've built some great connections out of it and are currently talking to Rackspace and other registrars to add Domains4Good.org as an option during the time of registration instead of some spammy parked domain advertising. It's been fun.
Right now, we're working on upgrading the management of onsite voting. We've had over 200-plus domains forwarded to us, 218 when I checked last. The biggest thing we can do is ask for more cause submissions and votes on site so we don't keep having to manually look up causes to promote daily, like I was doing with unicornfarts."
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How to ruin your personal brand in 15 minutes or less - Torgny B.Get on out to this super fun tech event at CPCC on Oct. 26!
Hackerspace (Loved it) - Yvette B.
Animal balloons and LOLcats - James W.
Skookum Digital Works - Richard B.
Mobile Framework - Jeremy S.
Google Analytics - Kristie H.
Learn to write Non-Fiction - Willie J.
Picking Locks - Brianna S.
Mobile Framework - Farhad J.
Power Kids - Mahte R.
Using Social media in a political grassroots campaign - Nichelle J.
Puppets! - Kevin H.
How to Make tech education suck less - Eric O.
Build an Ecobox - Mark L.
Source: BarCamp Charlotte's Website
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