milkmadeicecream:

Happy weekend! It was a snowy one here in NYC. 
Taking a minute to say THANK YOU to you all for spreading the word about our Kickstarter (#Lickstarter!) this first week. We’re building a great team, and here is a list of those who are a part of it. You guys are awesome. 
Join the MilkMade team today and get yo name on this list!
www.milkmadeicecream.com/lickstarter 

1. I can’t believe Soraya beat me to the punch and was the first backer! 
2. Get on this! MilkMade makes a great gift to your loved ones… and that includes yourself! High-res

milkmadeicecream:

Happy weekend! It was a snowy one here in NYC. 

Taking a minute to say THANK YOU to you all for spreading the word about our Kickstarter (#Lickstarter!) this first week. We’re building a great team, and here is a list of those who are a part of it. You guys are awesome. 

Join the MilkMade team today and get yo name on this list!

www.milkmadeicecream.com/lickstarter 

1. I can’t believe Soraya beat me to the punch and was the first backer! 

2. Get on this! MilkMade makes a great gift to your loved ones… and that includes yourself!

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.

RIP Nelson Mandela

We were changing things, and we saw from the church groups who protested us, the plain clothes cops that would come to our shows and camp out outside SST, we knew we were making a difference. And while I don’t think we were important, I knew we were onto something, and we never—didn’t make us think that we were any big damn deal at all. But we knew we were making ripples in an otherwise placid pool.

Henry Rollins, talking about the influence Black Flag had on Southern California at the time. (via matyus)

(via matyus)

We’re back!

That’s right. Shelby.tv is live in the App Store again and open as a public beta on web and mobile web…

And it. Feels. Great.

The new Shelby.tv iPhone app is the best product we’ve built to date. It’s fast, elegantly designed, and filled with great content personalized just for you.

Our goal is the same as it’s always been… to be the best way to discover and enjoy videos. Videos that are just like you: edgy, quirky, smart, ridiculous, and sometimes just plain beautiful.

If you have an iPhone, there’s literally no reason not to give it a try. 

Download in the App Store, today.

Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind. Cultivate that capacity for “negative capability.” We live in a culture where one of the greatest social disgraces is not having an opinion, so we often form our “opinions” based on superficial impressions or the borrowed ideas of others, without investing the time and thought that cultivating true conviction necessitates. We then go around asserting these donned opinions and clinging to them as anchors to our own reality. It’s enormously disorienting to simply say, “I don’t know.” But it’s infinitely more rewarding to understand than to be right — even if that means changing your mind about a topic, an ideology, or, above all, yourself…

…Be generous. Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.

Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living (via khuyi)

There is so much good stuff in this post, but these two really stick out to me as I believe they are intricately linked together and our relationships hinge upon the ability to understand and be understood, even in the face of uncertainty. It’s obviously relatable in startups, but is much more widely applicable to all of our relationships.