1. The insane commuter: from Barcelona to London for work
In 2013, London-based blogger Sam Cookney had theorised on Twitter that it would be cheaper for him to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Barcelona and commute to London on a daily basis.
Three months ago, he actually did it.
Cookney now lives in the centre of Barcelona and catches a cheap flight to London's Stansted Airport each morning, reaching his desk by 9.30 am - and he's saving money.
And he says he has more cash in his pocket plus great Spanish food, weather and beaches.
Cookney is now paying 570 pounds a month for his apartment. For perspective, the average price of a one-bed flat in north London in 2013 was $3195 a month.
The social media manager spends around 80 pounds a day on return flights to get into work each day.
His 1,500-kilometre commute takes five-and-a-half hours one-way, but Sam says he's able to have a quick nap on the flight. The 32-year-old said he was "surprised by just how seamless and easy" the journey was, and has spotted some familiar faces on his flights, suggesting others have had the same bright idea.
2. Reddit bans racist subreddit /r/CoonTown and other hateful communities
Reddit has banned a number of its most toxic communities in its latest attempt to balance free speech ethics against ambitions for mainstream growth.
New CEO Steve Huffman had tried to 'quarantine' offensive subreddits in July by placing them behind email verification gates where they would also remain unseen by search engines. One - /r/rapingwomen - was pulled down then itself.
Ironically, he had earlier said booming hate communities were acceptable because it was important to have a vital meeting of the minds: "I don't think you can win an argument by simply silencing the opposition."
But from now on, the new content policy is in place: "Today, in addition to applying quarantines, we are banning a handful of communities that exist solely to annoy other Redditors, prevent us from improving Reddit, and generally make Reddit worse for everyone else," Huffman wrote in a memo.
Subreddits including the racist discussion forums /r/CoonTown, /r/WatchNiggersDie, /r/bestofcoontown and /r/CoonTownMeta were pulled from the site immediately after the announcement.
3. Jimi Hendrix is dead, long live Jimi Hendrix
Almost 45 years after the guitar god Jimi Hendrix passed away a new documentary - Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church - is set to be released on September 4 to showcase his July 4, 1970 performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival, which was attended by estimated 300,000 lakh people.The DVD/Blue -Ray release will follow later on October 30 with additional content.The documentary is set to feature interviews with legends like Paul McCartney, Billy Cox, Steven Winwood, Kirk Hammett, Susan Tedeschi and others.The documentary is directed by John Mcdermott and will showcase never seen before footage of Hendrix classics Purple Haze, Foxy Lady and more against a backdrop of fireworks.
4. What happens when Sherlock meets Shakespeare? Magic
Benedict Cumberbatch fans thronged the Barbican in London to catch the actor in his first performance as Hamlet.
Some flew in from across the globe. Others waited hours just for a chance to watch the Sherlock star take the stage in this sold-out, Shakespearean tragedy.
His play has become the fastest-selling one in British history with tickets being traded on eBay for 1,500 pounds.
5. NH7 Weekender just announced their 2015 lineup. We're booking tickets already
Music festivals may be becoming as frequent as a celebrity wedding, but there's still a go-to one: NH7. After the exciting announcement that the now-iconic show will have a Shillong edition comes the announcement of their 2015 lineup - and it already has names like Megadeth & A. R Rahman on it.
The Shillong one is especially kickass: think Megadeth, The Ska Vengers, Shaa'ir n Func, Indus Creed, Papon, Dualist Inquiry and more.
Meanwhile, bringing cool to the Pune side is Baba Sehgal. We're placing bets that Going to the Gym will be the cult anthem of the festival.
The Skim team is getting its tickets. Have you?
6. The Indian Memory Project is running The New Yorker's instagram account this week