Doing It Right

with Brad Lauster

Ridgewood, Queens

Perspective from my architect friend: “A building has no back. It has four facades.”

Ridgewood, Queens

Why not Foursquare?

rickwebb:

For everyone looking for a good map application that actually knows where Bloomberg is (or, my perennial annoyance, General Assembly, which Google Maps still can’t find), might I recommend Foursquare? It’s pretty much the best map system if you’re trying to find a building, office, landmark or venue.

If only this were true. I love foursquare, but their search sucks compared to Yelp search. It’s much slower, far less forgiving of spelling mistakes and not as good at making search suggestions.

I'm a superuser on foursquare and an "elite" user on Yelp. I use both of these services a lot. For now, I'm confident in saying that Yelp search is simply better than foursquare search.

Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama on Framing Spirituality

All the world’s major religions, with their emphasis on love, compassion, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness can and do promote inner values. But the reality of the world today is that grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate. This is why I am increasingly convinced that the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether.

Dalai Lama