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“I go through to-do list programs like they’re shampoo.” It’s no surprise that someone as busy as Christina Xu has yet to find the perfect manager for her insane schedule. As global coordinator for The Awesome Foundation (which gives monthly grants to projects around the world) and core team member at Breadpig (which sells a bunch of cool stuff and donates the profits), it’s a wonder she ever finds time to sleep. We caught up with Christina to find out how she does it all.
Adam “Atomic” Saltsman has wise words for anyone trying to break into game design: “Be your own first critic, all the time. That sounds negative, but it’s not about pessimism at all; it’s about seeing your work clearly through the eyes of others, and being dedicated to making your game what it deserves to be.”
I enjoy sharing things on Twitter and Facebook, but I’m totally inconsistent. One day I’ll tweet a few times, then nothing for three days, then a mad burst of sharing and retweeting. If you’re like me, Buffer is your new favourite app. It schedules your tweets and Facebook posts for you, creating a consistent social media presence.
Writer, actor, podcaster, husband and parent, stand up comic, personified PC. Is there anything John Hodgman can’t do? We’ve been dying to know how the moustachioed nerd hero manages it all, so we stole a few minutes from his insane schedule to find out. Turns out he’s got more than a few tricks up his sleeve.
There are plenty of to-do list managers out there, but Any.do is one of the best. It’s easy to use, nice to look at, and quickly syncs to-dos across all of your devices. It also offers features like sharing, reminders and folders. Beyond that, Any.do has a bunch of really cool extras, like turning your emails into tasks, sending quick text messages, and reminding you to return missed calls.
What makes a video go viral? It’s a question filmmakers and marketers alike are constantly trying to crack. As the head of culture and trends at YouTube, Kevin Allocca has the answers. (In fact, he gave a TED talk about it.) Kevin tracks what’s trending across YouTube, and studies how global culture and online video intersect.
When I was five years old, my parents took me to my very first IMAX movie — The Eruption of Mount St Helens. Twenty years later, it’s still one of my most memorable theatre-going experiences. The technology has changed a lot since then (digital projection and 3D, among other things), but the magic of seeing a film in giant-screen format remains.