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Things that matter, things you can control… via the wonderfull Behavior Gap.

Will Farrell Outtakes… Wayyyy too many good giggles and squirts not to post. Enjoy!\

John Cage on never having a job

“You know, I do know how to prepare for old age. Never have a job, because if you have a job someday someone will take it away from you and then you will be unprepared for your old age. For me, it has always been the same every since the age of 12. I wake up in the morning and I try to figure out how am I going to put bread on the table today? It is the same at 75, I wake up every morning and I think how am I going to put bread on the table today? I am exceedingly well prepared for my old age.” John Cage

via Milton Glaser

Markdown & Textile, Glory-Woes

I’ve written previously about how I use markdown to blog. Markdown is a way to write text in a readable and then extendable way… check it out if you haven’t.

Well, I have a bit of a confession to make here: I don’t at all anymore and haven’t for a long time. I’ve actually been using Textile) all these years for all my writing. I just said I use markdown ‘cause all the cool kids use markdown and I’m easily susceptible to peer pressure.

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The key to your happiness… slippers

“The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t. If you keep saying your slippers aren’t yours, then you’ll die searching, you’ll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.” Abraham Verghese

Via @aaron_eddy & Dave Morin

So Hungry About Design

I recently tweeted: I am so hungry these days to learn more about good design…

Then a friend tweeted back: What kind of good design?

This post is sort of a free-flow answer to that question. I could try to organize it, but I don’t have time for that… er… I mean… this is really well thought out art!


Recently I’ve undergone a bit of a re-evaluation of my stuff, my stuff I do for a living, my direction, my center/core, my reason to be, my way to be reasoning.

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Milton Glaser – Ten Things He Has Learned

  1. You can only work for people that you like.
  2. If you have a choice never have a job.
  3. Some people are toxic avoid them.
  4. Professionalism is not enough or the good is the enemy of the great.
  5. Less is not necessarily more.
  6. Style is not to be trusted.
  7. How you live changes your brain.
  8. Doubt is better than certainty.
  9. On aging.
  10. Tell the truth.

This article is great, truly. Such class and charisma and home-cooked, ruddy wisdom. Milton Glaser – Ten Things I Have Learned.

Mike Montiero on the work you do

“… as a designer, hell, as ANY type of craftsman, you are responsible for what you help to put in the world. You are defined by the clients you take on, and you can only stand as proud as the work you do and its benefit to society entitles you.” Mike Montiero

The Reeves Pre-Populated WordPress Database

I startup new WordPress sites all the time and it’s always a pain to build out some sample posts, put in images, add things like headings, lists, etc. to style. So I built a simple pre-populated database with a little help from WP Candy’s sample post collection.

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