27 Apr

CV of Failures

Just want to acknowledge the joy of this endeavor. A running documentation of your failures is a great idea that I fully support.

30 Jan

Aaron “tenderlove” Patterson

Aaron “tenderlove” Patterson http://usesthis.com/interviews/aaron.patterson/

Firefox has an extremely nice feature that I like for web development: if you hit ‘ (single quote) it will bring up a search box, but the search box only searches through links on the page. Then you can hit enter to navigate to that link. That way I can avoid using my mouse.

I didn’t know about this, but I’m certainly interested as it’s a useful feature I’d previously installed plugins to deal with.

06 Dec


Watching this makes me feel somewhat nostalgic about the days when copies were hard. Also, it seems so important to document this transition from old to new ways of doing things (and all the drama and challenges inherent to the change). It also reminds me of this clever video showing the changing nature of how we get things done.

This next video does a good job of contextualizing the transition of real tools to icons―revealing the meaning behind the terms and symbols some of us have never had any direct experience with in our designing lives.

The idea that it took 24 hours to get a line of marketing type back to apply to a design sounds insane to me because I never had to deal with it personally, though I’m certain there are inefficiencies I’ll look back on in 20 years and reflect with a similar sense of knowledge, disbelief, and present gratefulness.

I’m confident there is evidence to the contrary, but the phase that is in my mind at the moment is the following:

It’s never been easier to do what you want to do than it is right now.

Do your work.