You can’t look a woman in the eye, say ‘I love you,’ and lie about who you are.
The day I got there,” he said, “I picked up a deck of cards, and I picked up a book about how to do card tricks, and I taught myself how to perform, and I’ve been doing magic ever since.”
Aiden Sinclair is America’s preeminent grifter turned professional magician,
But many psychiatric professionals ascribe chronic fraudulent behaviors to serious personality disorders like psychopathy and narcissism—not the kind of thing that just goes away. Sinclair has made his “grifter magician” background part of his performance persona, but is it just a performance? Can con men really change?
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Consider that when we met Drake was a biracial, Canadian Jewish kid who was most famous for playing a tragically injured paraplegic on a teen soap opera.
Drake trusts himself, his talent and his palate enough to throw a song or a dumb motto out into the crowd and wait for us all to fall in line because yeah, when you give it a minute, it actually is pretty counterintuitively dope.
In this way, he has always been conscious dork. A lot of dorks don’t necessarily realize how they’re perceived. Sure, they know they’re not cool, but it may not occur to them that people actively consider them to be lame.
I mean, the man’s mascot is an owl for Christ’s sake. A damn owl—perhaps the most dweeb-like animal in nature.
Drake’s dorkiness works because he is always in on the joke. It’s OK for us to laugh and make fun of him because when it comes down to it, he’s laughing with us and we’re fans of the music. He’s sold over ten million albums, “Hotling Bling” currently has over 96 million plays on Spotify and it will likely hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
This works for Drake largely because he believes so strongly (at least ostensibly) in whatever he’s trying to sell us that eventually it doesn’t even seem uncool anymore and the next thing you know you have a self-proclaimed gangsta like The Game rapping about protecting “every nigga with an owl on his chest.”
Despite some of the weird, coded analyses of him, Drake is not a thug and hasn’t ever really pretended to be. Drakeopenly commits to his dorkiness, which, truly, is the most important part of making any art.
Launch Center leveraged URL actions to minimize the number of taps it took to complete common tasks on a variety of iOS apps.
Launch Center Pro was the spark that would ignite the fire for URL schemes and iOS automation.
In the following months the iOS automation landscape grew as new players entered. Pythonista brought powerful Python scripting to iOS, and Greg Pierce’s x-callback-url specification was gaining steam among third-party apps.
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Drafts seeks to be the central place for text input and output on your iOS device.
there is a key concept in the way in which they are each achieved that leaves them deeply intertwined: URL schemes.