“If it weren’t an age-old craft, “storytelling” might easily be mistaken for a recent invention of the tech community. The word has become so ubiquitous — describing all manner of design, brand, marketing, and product— that we’ve largely sapped it of its meaning.”
“There is so much more to this blog world. These women had connections, they had crazy-awesome strategy and creative proposals, they regularly invoice major brands, they pitch ongoing campaigns, they balance commercial posts with heavily planned content – they do it all.”
As a designated “tech geek” at these kinds of events, my head is usually focused on the how rather than the why. It’s nice to get a different perspective, and not just in the form of a “help me fix this WordPress thing!”
The year is 2013. It is a period of DOM unrest. Sliders have hoarded all available z-index, leading to an arms race. What started as a local squabble soon escalated into a global conflict. The flyout menus were the first of the collateral damage, trodden underfoot by mighty warring enemies they couldn’t effectively challenge. It was said they were betrayed by one of their own: the z-index-power-hungry non-active currently-hovered submenu, whose z-index-power level was over 9000!
But there is hope. A small band of heroes has emerged. Using their powers of “what were you thinking?” and “chill, no one needs a z-indexTHAT high”, they have begun to restore order and harmony to the DOM.
Directed by Mark Jaquith, hitting a WordPress install near you since over a year ago.
“Ringing the bell on abuse in a company or government usually means losing jobs and status. The norm is pariah treatment and low-wage jobs, as well as trips to the welfare office and the lingering threat of prosecution or intimidation.”
“In operating rooms and on hospital wards across the country, physicians and other health providers typically help one another in patient care. But in an increasingly common practice that some medical experts call drive-by doctoring, assistants, consultants and other hospital employees are charging patients or their insurers hefty fees. They may be called in when the need for them is questionable. And patients usually do not realize they have been involved or are charging until the bill arrives.”
The American healthcare system is so friggin’ infuriating.
the “bobo” or bourgeois-bohemian is a more despicable offshoot of the bohemian. Bobos take the daily “simplicity” of the bohemian and the working class and combine it with a financial security that members of the latter are never privy to.
Absolutely nails it. Describes a few people I know so very well, down to the Urban Outfitters comment (described later in the post).
I’ve just joined the Geekz United team on Extra Life. This is a charity drive raising money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals around the world. In my case, I’m raising money for the SickKids foundation.
Basically it works like this: You sponsor my participation in this year’s #CRITICALHEAL event, I spend a full 24 (25?) hours gaming, and the dollars raised go to SickKids.
Extra Life 2014, and #CRITICALHEAL, kicks off on Saturday, October 25th and runs until Sunday, October 26th. That gives me a little over a month to raise funds.
Interested in helping me out? Head over to my page and make a donation.