Clients From Hell: Client: We need you to put a... →
clientsfromhell: Client: We need you to put a watermark on all of our photos for the website so that no one can steal them. Me: Okay. I’ll need the original photos in a digital format so I can start placing the watermark on them before I upload them onto the new site. Client: No, no. Just get online and take…
Open Thread: In a Low-Tech, Post-Apocalyptic World...
technoccult: I asked this on Twitter last night, but thought it would make a good cross-platform discussion: What would you want your job to be in a low-tech post-apocalypse? I think I’d go with “messenger.” I don’t have a lot of practical skills, but I can run long distances and convey information. I haven’t read David Brin’s The Postman, but I think starting a postal service would be up my...
I’m giddy that there’s hardly anyone at work. I can plan my vacation!
youngstero: you will meet an outrageous amount of people in your life, even now there is no way you could think of everyone youve ever met the sheer number would stop you of that great number of people how many will you share something meaningful with? how many will you miss? love? hate? reconcile with? how many will you kiss? and hold? and think of fondly? dont dwell on badness, theres a...
vondell-swain: should I root my phone I’m gonna be away all weekend with no internet connection other than my phone and if I root it I think I can use it as a mobile hotspot should I … do that ive never rooted a phone before My mistake, it’s on lifehacker. I haven’t rooted, but have friends who have and it’s been fine for them. Good luck! ...
There's a 14 year old songwriter who loves Stephin... →
To be discontented is, of course, human - the motor, some would say, of...– Bethany Bell “Vienna: The City that Loves to Grumble”
According to the ladies at lunch, women’s bathrooms are always set further down the hallway than men’s bathroom. Something the other guy and I would have never noticed. Do any other guys know this or pay attention?
My Commencement Speech at the University of the... →
Walk towards the mountain.
Serendipity and Signals for Good Food at a Bar!
I live in Fairfax and will be in Portland next week, so I’ve been looking for good food places to check out for my trip. An article from an economics professor in Fairfax who also writes about food came up on my RSS feed where he points to a blog post about signals for good bar food. The blog writer happens to be a writer/mixologist in Portland who used to live in DC. Now I have another...
Hank Green's Tumblr: On Ad Block →
fishingboatproceeds: edwardspoonhands: On my most recent video I saw a whole ton of comments from people saying “I never see pre-rolls on Vlogbrothers videos because I have AD BLOCK installed.” Well, two problems here. No one sees pre-rolls on vlogbrothers videos because we don’t run them I am not sure how I feel about Ad Blockers and I wish you would consider your decision more carefully,...
America of all countries still has plenty of grounds to hope for a better...– Optimism colours the final column by Peter David, our Washington bureau chief, who died in a car accident last week. Our obituary remembers him. It was sad reading about this yesterday.
“Dear agencies, please stop sucking.”
adverve: Bill Bernbach. Ad Guy. Famous, ad guy. He wrote stuff. About agencies. Like this: Dear ___________: Our agency is getting big. That’s something to be happy about. But it’s something to worry about, too, and I don’t mind telling you I’m damned worried. I’m worried that we’re going to fall into the trap of bigness, that we’re going to worship techniques instead of substance, that we’re...
Forbes Fictional 15: The Richest Fictional... →
productdisplacement: I was surprised who ranked #1. Hmmm…poor Scrooge McDuck didn’t make it to the list but his money did.
This came up on a shuffle and reminded me of how...