Upstarta Licensing Update

Just a quick note that we’ve updated our site/content Creative Commons license from

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)


Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Aside from being newer and more generic, we’ve removed the NC (non-commercial) restriction as it’s essentially superfluous given the ShareAlike conditions, and simply a hindrance in many other respects.

For full information on the licenses, please do click through to the Creative Commons license pages for its awesome documentation and very detailed hints on how to best and properly use CC licensed materials.

For more information on the NC modifier, I recommend Erik Möller’s “reasons not to use a Creative Commons -NC license”.

Germany Sets Gender Quota in Boardrooms | NYTimes

Keurig Coffee Pod Regrets | The Guardian

John Sylvan invented the American coffee pod and started a multi-billion dollar company. But he’s full of regrets about their environmental impact.

Actions, as well as in-actions, have consequences.  I presume he made quite a bit of money off his invention, but it seems he’s not really a happy or happier person for it. That’s unfortunate.

The key to understanding what happened with coffee pods is to realise that people aren’t actually buying coffee. So, what are people who buy coffee pods (and the machines that take them) actually buying? Convenience.

And that, sadly, also explains why the coffee pods recycling efforts don’t work: they detract from the experience of convenience.

The fact that there’s a market for some stuff doesn’t mean you have to jump into it – some things are just not good when you think it through (in a “what am I really selling” context). But it depends on what you want to achieve.

Teen earns $500,000 a year babysitting

The Top 10 Jobs That Attract Psychopaths | Forbes

Everyone I have ever worked with has, at some point, called another colleague or coworker “crazy.” But does your job actually attract true psychopaths? In the book “The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success,” Kevin Dutton explains that there are jobs that there are jobs that can attract literal psychopaths – and also jobs that are least likely to do so.