‘The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances’, A Tale of Motivation by Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances is a new book by Matthew Inman (previously), creator of The Oatmeal. Based on his comic of the same name, it features the hilarious and inspiring tale of Inman’s beginning as a runner and what makes him keep the habit.

More about the book can be heard at Inman’s book signing tonight at Powell’s City of Books in Portland. The book is also available for sale now on Amazon.

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

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Darius Kazemi Discusses the Lottery of Creative Success at the 2014 XOXO Festival in Portland, Oregon

Darius Kazemi discussed the lottery of creative success at the 2014 XOXO festival (previously) in Portland, Oregon back in September. The talk starts off as a parody of talks typically given at these kind of festivals before discussing the inherent luck involved. Kazemi creates, in his own words, “Weird Internet Stuff,” and only a select few of his many projects have achieved measurable success despite the relatively similar amount of work put into each.

Google Introduces Inbox, A New Email System With Enhanced Features Compared to Gmail

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Today Google announced Inbox, a new email system with enhanced features compared to Gmail. Inbox offers users the ability to bundle similar types of email together to more easily manage different types of messages. The service will also highlight important details within an email as well as pull additional useful information from the Internet.

Google’s new Inbox will give users “Assists,” supplementary pieces of information to make things like reminders more useful. One example Google gives in the official announcement on their blog is that if a person sets a reminder to call a hardware store, Inbox will also provide the phone number and business hours of that store.

Inbox is rolling out its first wave of invitations starting today, and invited users can in turn invite their friends to use the service as well. Anyone interested can request an invitation from the official Inbox site.

Google has released a video showing off some of the features of Inbox.

image via Inbox