How Exaggeration Ruins Everything
I saw a story posted on BoingBoing this afternoon about how the Portland police department had posted mugshots of the people they arrested during Occupy Portland. It really doesn’t matter where you stand on the actual goodness or badness of that part of the story, because the following line is what drove me to post this… “As inadvisable police tactics around Occupy Wall Street...
The Work - Life Balance isn't the same for...
I saw an interesting post from my Twitter friend Alan Bleiweiss today. He recently became a big-wig at Click2Rank and wanted to implement a policy that would encourage people to get back home at a reasonable hour. He tweeted: I really strive to foster a balanced life in my team. It’s why they’re no longer allowed to work past 7PM. I am 100% on board with the idea of a life/work...
Andy Kenney at the News & Observer doesn't get it
I saw a link to a News & Observer article in my Twitter stream this evening from Allison Campbell. It was pointing to a story written by Andrew Kenney, a staff writer for the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC. What caught Allison’s eye was the opening line. The most interesting part of the “… Triangle code monkeys…” line is, to us in the tech industry, we use...
I'm losing faith in Craigslist
Tonight I took a quick peak at the ads on Craigslist to see if there was anything interesting out there. I always take a look at the computer gigs and web jobs to see if there is anyone looking for some help. In the past I’ve found some really cool people that way. A couple months ago, I ended up doing a gratis site for Johanna Greeson as she was finishing up her doctorate. Over the past...
Giving someone a kick in the ass
I know that I can talk a good game. I’ve always been pretty successful at being able to connect with someone 1 on 1 and convince them that my perspective has some merit. I like to think that’s because I’m brilliant and always full of great ideas, but I know that’s not 100% true. Usually it’s because I’m telling someone what they already believe, but are not...