“To Horowitz, the distinction between written and verbal communication is stark and in fact is what separates the wheat from the chaff. Good managers want to be held accountable and aren’t looking for ways to weasel out of responsibility. And so, good managers write, while “[b]ad product managers voice their opinion verbally and lament … the ‘powers that be’.””
“Burning Man is no longer a counterculture revolution. It’s now become a mirror of society.”
Burning Man has never really been my thing. I mean, I can see the appeal, but I just don’t think I could handle it.
(Maybe I just need to circle the RV’s and bring in a team of professional chefs and New York models to keep me company?)
“Ultimately, I’d like the Boilerplate to be a skeleton off of which anyone and everyone who writes a plugin and needs a starting point can use it as a point of reference. Not everyone uses a Multisite installation, so that’s why code such as that is being moved elsewhere.”
Tom McFarlin is an awesome guy. Just sayin’.
“Make your words the hero of your design, rather than adding them to a completed design the way a supermarket baker pipes a name into the blank field on a prebaked birthday cake from the case.”
This is one of the things I love about Make (the WordPress theme that I’m using). You can prototype layouts and focus on your content first, then wrap the design around it.
I can’t stand being limited to squeezing content into pre-defined blanks on a website.
“Bits are increasingly abundant, and human presence is becoming scarce. So charge for that scarcity, and use bits to drive demand for human presence.”
Plus: Conferences are addictive to attend and organize.
(On that note: WordCamp Toronto 2014. Yup.)
“Raising awareness of ALS and the current state of ALS research is arguably as important as the immediate fundraising aspect. In the long run, there’s plenty to gain from getting the the public thinking about the disease — and this challenge is doing just that. And while it sounds like a negative that challenge participants can get out of making a donation by getting doused, it’s probably safe to assume that many of the high profile participants are also taking this as a moment to donate money.”
Amen. Unlike planking and the cinnamon challenge and all that crap, this viral trend is for a good cause. So, even if you can’t donate, you’re at least helping spread awareness.
I realized then that staring at something beautiful through a 4-inch window isn’t appreciation, it’s voyeurism.
I have ambitions to travel across North America and Europe at some point in my life.
Note to self: Go on an adventure. Not on a tour.