Sign Up For Newsletter
Rapbank

[rapbank]

THIS

You've never seen button-mashing like this before

This may be of some interest.

Ludwig Ahgren can press buttons faster than you. Hell, it’s now a proven fact that he can press buttons faster than a computer program that’s designed to press buttons.

The streamer, who operates under his first name on Twitch, showed off his lightning fast finger during a recent Mario Party 4 stream. One of the minigames, Domination, involves smashing a single button over and over again to create a lineup of Thwomps, the Mario enemy that’s basically a big, spiky stone block with an angry face.

Mario Party 4 is a digital board game released for Nintendo’s GameCube in 2002. As a typical game unfolds, competing players are regularly pitted against one another in short, simple minigames like Domination. Read more…

More about Nintendo, Gamecube, Entertainment, and Gaming

Thank you for reading.

“This is mediocre”

This may be of some interest.

Large organizations seek to decrease variability.

Starbucks wants the very best latte you buy from them to be exactly the same as the worst one.

If you define a spec and work hard to meet it, you can make it so that most things are within a reasonable distance of that spec. Which means that most of what you make is average.

If an entire industry is busy seeking to meet that average, we can define that work as mediocre. Not horrible, but certainly not exceptional (because ‘exception’ -al is self-explanatory).

When you go out to buy aluminum siding, copywriting or consulting services, you have a choice: You can demand that the work meets the industry spec, a fair product at a fair price. Or, you can seek something better than average, something worth paying extra for.

Most TV ads, most car services, most airplane flights–they’re mediocre. That’s a choice.

If you want to buy creative work that’s exceptional, you’ll need to pay for it (and accept the risk that it might not work out as planned).

Thank you for reading.

YouTube Kids will finally get its own website this week

This may be of some interest.

Four years after launching on iOS and Android, YouTube Kids is getting a web version.

Although Google has always insisted that the regular version of YouTube is not for children, it’s never offered a web version of the separate YouTube Kids app, which restricts content based on age and disables certain features such as commenting. That’s going to change this week, as Google has quietly revealed plans for a YouTube Kids website. YouTube is also tweaking the age groups for the Kids app, with different content for “Preschool” (ages 4 and under), “Younger” (for ages 5 to 7), and “Older” (for ages 8 to 12) kids. Previously, YouTube Kids had only two screening levels: 8 and under, and 9 to 12.

Read Full Story

Thank you for reading.

This sneaky kitten is a terrible and adorable little stalker

This may be of some interest.

TwitterFacebook

Cats are natural predators. They can’t help but hunt and stalk. This one just happens to be exceedingly bad at it.

The 8-week-old kitten in question belongs to Twitter user @_TakivaBreanna. Her baby cat has developed a habit of hiding just behind a wall whenever she knows her human is approaching and then leaping out at just the right moment to surprise her much larger prey.

That’s the apparent intent, anyway. The execution… could be better. See for yourself.

My 8 week old kitten started doing this thing to where she will know i’m about to come in the room and she will hide by the bathroom door and jump out to scare me when i’m walking up. 🤣 just thought I’d share this cuteness 🥰 pic.twitter.com/SOz1ckGGpr

— BAE 💕 (@_TakivaBreanna) June 30, 2019 Read more…

More about Cat, Kitten, Culture, and Web Culture

Thank you for reading.

But what is this question for?

This may be of some interest.

If you are asked a question in a job interview, on stage or even on a date, there’s probably a reason, and the reason might not be because the person asking wants to know your answer.

Teenagers are terrible at understanding this.

“How was your day at school,” is not a question asked to determine how a day at school was. It’s a (lousy) attempt at starting a conversation about feelings.

It requires empathy to answer a question that isn’t obviously about the answer.

The empathy to see that the person asking you has something else in mind.

Back when I was hiring dozens of people at Yoyodyne, I asked one of the hackneyed programmer interview questions (back then, it wasn’t nearly as well known.) “How many gas stations are there in the US?”

It should have been obvious that I didn’t actually want to know how many gas stations there were. That was easy to look up, and why would I ask someone I didn’t know a question like that?

Over time, I had to get more and more clear in my messaging. “Because I want to see how you figure out amorphous problems, help me understand how you would answer a question like…” Even then, it was a very powerful tell. Two people said, “I don’t have a car,” and left the interview. (That’s true, not hyperbole).

Other than name and phone number, when someone asks you a question, it’s worth considering why. Intentionally answering the real question is a great place to start.

 

[PS A question: Have you considered the altMBA?]

       

Thank you for reading.

[FREE WSO] Find Simple Profitable Niche Ideas

THIS IS A FREE WSO!

How Find Simple MONEY-MAKING Niche Ideas For Affiliate Marketing or Product Creation

How to easily come up with profitable ideas for products, websites, and more.

This 1 Hour Training Guide is For:

  • Newbies trying to discover their first niche.
  • Advanced marketer creating a new website.
  • Experts coming up with ideas to profit more within their current niche market.
  • Breaking into a new niche or direction.
  • People seeking marketing ideas to expand their business or presence.

This FREE Simple Profitable Ideas Generation guide comes with:

A PDF Ebook
+
1 Hour Long Video

Grab my free guide, and you’ll never run out of money-making niche ideas ever again!

Read More Here!