At first, it can feel like hunger, fatigue, horniness, or undue excitement—an adrenal, bodily buzzing that increases in volume until it drowns out everything else. It escalates quickly from a curious sensation to an edict: food, now. The world fades away. I feel wrung out and shaky, a discarded rag. That 10 a.m. conference call never stood a chance. advertisement advertisement Disabilities are isolating, because no matter how poetic the metaphor, it’s impossible to live in someone else’s body. I was diagnosed with type I diabetes at age 14, so I’ve never known adulthood without constant vigilance over my body . I overcame a lot of anxieties about appearing “diseased” out of sheer laziness. I can no longer be bothered by a trip to the bathroom to inject after a meal, or to shield my fingers from prying eyes when I need to get a blood sugar reading. (I’m in good company: I once read that Sonia Sotomayor, who also has type … [Read more...] about How my chronic illness changed my approach to work
Designed by game developers Naughty Dog, The Last Of Us is a bleak apocalyptic video game that imagines a world in which the killer, brain-altering fungi cordyceps has evolved to work as well on humans as it does on ants, turning them into zombies. It is a violent, dark, and ominous tale of a father’s search for hope and redemption in a world without either. It’s a stark contrast to developer Traveller’s Tales series of official Lego games, which specialize in adapting all-ages properties such as Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Batman, Lord of The Rings and more into plastic brick and minifig form. advertisement advertisement It is this contrast that makes animator Brian Anderson’s latest project such a stroke of genius: Anderson decided to take Naughty Dog’s bleak dystopian game and recreate it as if it were a Lego-brand video game meant for ages 5 and up. The origins of Lego Last Of Us actually begin with an entirely different zombified Lego … [Read more...] about Watch The Zombie Apocalypse In Lego
Folks, it’s time to take a vacation. This gorgeous little resort set into Iceland’s lava fields is too much to resist. The ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, designed by Santa Monica-based studio Minarc, is set into the hillside just outside Reykjavík near Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park. Minarc, a studio run by two natives of Iceland, aimed to incorporate some of the country’s natural features into the design. Hot springs surrounding the hotel provide geothermal heating, and driftwood, lava, and recycled rubber were repurposed for its construction. The unadorned building is meant to turn visitors’ attentions to the epic natural beauty around it, like Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake, and the mossy slopes of the Hengill volcano. This is a hotel for a “traveler who doesn’t want his creature comforts interrupting the experience of, in this case, Iceland’s otherworldly natural wonders: lava flows, drifting … [Read more...] about Gorgeous Arctic Resort Totally Puts Your Winter Cabin To Shame
Cloudera Inc., the Enterprise Data Cloud Company, has been working with a diverse set of industries such as telecom, pharma, auto and government organisations that are highly data-driven and strongly regulated by data governance and data privacy.With a fair understanding of the challenges these companies face, Cloudera has been building various platforms to address the same.To understand how banks and financial institutions are processing and storing data, and what are the key parameters for BFSI companies to succeed in their data-driven journey, Moneycontrol spoke to Vinod Ganesan, Country Manager – India & South Asia, Cloudera.Close As Ganesan puts it, “BFSI is a classic segment which was never able to adopt public cloud with that intensity though they had lot of use cases. And the biggest issue for them was around Data Sovereignty. However, the good news is that public cloud vendors like Amazon, Microsoft etc., have all now invested in very large data centres in … [Read more...] about Modernization Vs Legacy: Where do Indian Banks Stand?
“We treat each principal like the CEO of the school,” says Marco Petruzzi, CEO of Green Dot Public Schools, which has undertaken the ambitious task of turning around Los Angeles’s worst schools, all while keeping a unionized teaching force and spending roughly a fourth as much on each college-ready graduate as the city did before. advertisement advertisement Rather than centrally manage every school, each Green Dot charter is run like a startup: The staff is given broad discretionary powers over finance, faculty are given the reins to innovate with a new curriculum, and the union contract is performance-based rather than a guarantee of minimum work requirements. To maintain its unusual level of collaboration, a Green Dot overhaul physically splits schools into autonomous units of around 500 students (in some cases, by using chicken wire for temporary walls). A UCLA-Gates Foundation study released today shows that Green Dot’s prescription is paying off, … [Read more...] about How Green Dot Charter Turned Around L.A.’s Worst Schools