Great lies of our time: “journalists and coders should sit together to create amazing stuff” (updated)

June 6, 2015

The silence of the computers overtook the thunderous noise of linotype machinery.

The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say


The Thomson Reuters newsroom. Note papers stacked all over the place. No idea if journalists and developers “sit together” here – but I’d bet they don’t. Photo by Targuman on Flickr.

I keep seeing people saying “you know how journalism and the internet can work better? Have the news org’s journalists and coders sit beside each other. Wonderful things will happen.”

Postscript, but at the top: this post generated a lot of reaction – so be sure to read the followup, which pulls together the many people saying that it can and does work./Postscript.

Let me tell you: when someone spins you this line, it’s pure unadulterated 100% bullshit. Anyone who says this has never looked at what happens when you do this, or considered the differences in work patterns between the two. (It pains me to point out that Wolfgang Blau is only the latest to suggest…

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LYMPH NODES

June 3, 2015

Lymph is important for the skin and is formed by a white pulp. Lymph moves by the action of breathing and squeezing by the movement of the muscles. By continuous variation in the pressure of fluid in the tissues, the movement of the lymph accelerates the activity of endothelial cells as well as increasing the […]

https://milenapetrofig.com/2014/05/23/lymph-nodes/

CAN A TEENAGER FIND THE CURE FOR ACNE?

June 3, 2015

Sometimes teenagers rebel against their parents’ advice. At 13, one girl thought her mother was being too ‘pushy’ when she brought her to my salon for treatment. She returned years after with skin scarred and pitted from acne. She remembered her mother bringing her to me, after trying out every treatment around including dermabrasion. This […]

https://milenapetrofig.com/2014/05/21/can-a-teenager-find-the-cure-for-acne/

SEAWEED: A LEGENDARY PLANT

June 3, 2015

The fascination with seaweed began centuries ago. Venus is said to have sprung from the sea in a secret seaweed covered grotto according to ancient mythology. An old Babylonian almanac, ‘Gilgamesh’, tells of a wise man searching for the secret of longevity which noted seaweed as a source of prolonging life. When we consider marine […]

https://milenapetrofig.com/2014/05/22/seaweed-a-legendary-plant/

LYMPH NODES

June 3, 2015

Lymph is important for the skin and is formed by a white pulp. Lymph moves by the action of breathing and squeezing by the movement of the muscles. By continuous variation in the pressure of fluid in the tissues, the movement of the lymph accelerates the activity of endothelial cells as well as increasing the […]

https://milenapetrofig.com/2014/05/23/lymph-nodes/

Gallipoli 16: Who Lives For England Sleeps With God

April 27, 2015

First World War Hidden History

Helles Bay April 1915The Allies managed to land 30,000 men on the Gallipoli Peninsula, but suffered 20,000 casualties in the effort. They held a foothold, but were unable to push forward more than one mile. Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, a journalist embedded with the British military noted; ‘At Anzac any further advance is out of the question, for the Australians and New Zealanders have as much as they can do to hold on to what they have won. No army has ever found itself dumped in a more impossible or ludicrous position, shut in on all sides by hills, and having no point from which it can debouch for an attack, except by climbing up them’. At Helles, the 29th Division had lost half its number, and Bartlett’s conclusion was that ‘we are barely holding our own on the Peninsula, there is absolutely no question of an advance…’[1]

These men suffered. Arrangements for evacuating the…

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How much is that doggy?

September 23, 2014

It is more beautiful than an 18th Century Italian painting.

Rockefeller Foundation, USA

August 21, 2014
President, Rockefeller  Foundation, USA

President, Rockefeller
Foundation, USA

Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation announced “technology has not increased jobs, but instead slowly has been replacing many of them.”

Sea Turtle

July 18, 2014

Flatbackturtles on Bare Island near Darwin in the Northern Territory

Tracking sea turtles

Tracking sea turtles

Point Byron Lighthouse

June 17, 2014

Point Byron Lighthouse

Outstanding at Byron Bay is the lighthouse