Archive for the ‘Miscellany’ Category

Sharpie on Plaster, 2009.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The Switch

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

I just got this switch. It sits right on my worktable, next to my palette. When I sit down to work for the day, I flip it to ON. When I need to take a break, or I am done working, I switch it OFF.

It is a wonderful focusing tool. That switch is ON and the machine is powered up, and it is time to work, 100%.

When it’s OFF, I’ve made the decision to quit for the day and there’s no nagging feeling I should still be working.

Stealing or being inspired by?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Great food for thought from Hoggworks. im-not-stealing-from-you-im-being-influence-by-you. Words to remember.

TechCrunch Advertiser Wall Of Shame

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

If you haven’t been paying attention, a hacker got access to some of the Twitter guys’ personal accounts. Business, personal, all of it.

So when he offered it to TechCrunch, well, Arrington couldn’t resist publishing this stolen data. He’s been making a point to act as though he’s had such a hard decision, gut-wrenching even. Someone else would certainly publish it, if he didn’t. And, he’s not releasing *everything*, you see.

The entire business sucks. Guys like that love to see their own names in writing, so the only way you can really get to them is, well, where it hurts. Right smack in the wallet.

So here’s a nice page with links to contact information for all today’s TechCrunch advertisers. If you have a moment today, why not ask all of these small, hardworking tech companies what on earth they’re doing handing their hard earned ad budgets over to a guy who’d think nothing of publishing their confidential corporate documents.

It’s at www.soundkeeper.com but I hear bit.ly/arrington_sucks works, too.

Swearing mitigates pain

Monday, July 13th, 2009

New study released today, cliff notes at Scientific American. Makes a lot of sense, intuitively.