Today I saw Marco Arment linking to Dr. Drang’s take on big ice cubes, where the latter says: Yes, big cubes melt (and therefore dilute your drink) more slowly, but at the cost of cooling your drink more slowly. This is actually exactly why I prefer big ice cubes, for some drinks. Some drinks should … Read more →
Ze Frank on the Creative Career
If you want to be a writer, you should be writing. Not tomorrow, today.
Ze is bang on here, as he so often is. It’s what’s prompting me to write on this moribund blog. I often think of myself as a writer, but I don’t write.1 It seems that I keep waiting for inspiration to strike, or a captivating topic, or, or, something. All the while, I know this is wrong, but the only way out of this trap is to write my way out.
There’s plenty of other great stuff in this video, like how at 4:24, Ze talks about how education towards a creative career doesn’t provide a clear path towards the creativity of learning to make money doing that thing. I really resonated with that too, as that was far harder to learn in my career compared with the actual technical skills of what I do.
Well, I don’t write in a non-work context. I write at work all the time: code, IRC, P2 posts, Skype, email… ↩
There are two ways you can hear the following phrase: I am God’s gift to the world. It’s all a matter of tone. The first way—the way you likely read it—is laden with arrogant posturing, filling even the most most ardent pacifist with the desire to do violence. The second tone is rarer, likely impossible. … Read more →
Ze Frank on Being Human
Ostensibly about job interviews, this is a fantastic meditation on being human. Beautiful. I love A Show.
I’m happy to report that I’m hanging up my freelance hat and putting on my gainfully-employed hat as a member of the Automattic team, which I’ve already written about more fully if you’re curious about the details. The short version is that I get to help make WordPress.com. There are too many factors to tease … Read more →