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Brad: Best Ryan Adams record?
Ryan: What cool hat should I buy?
Tina: How much does Jackson weigh now? Does he still like me?
Hi Jason. What makes a good cheesesteak? Are there any worth having outside Philly? Is it possible to make one at home?
Wait, my work doesn't help solve client problems or evoke the client? :(
OK! That's a wrap, everybody. Thanks for your questions, and a big dollop of gratitude to the community for your support. Seems each time I write or launch something, it very quickly shows up here. Thanks for that!
I've read it and I think Mills is incisive. My only criticism is that I actually enjoy using Facebook Paper. It's the only way that Facebook makes one scrap of sense to me. I get lost around the other apps, because I wasn't there to slowly normalize the complexities/additions.
My criticism of the current tech scene is that the software feels so opulent, but lacks a necessary richness and vitality. It may look beautiful and lush, but the actual point of the technology is pretty tawdry. I find myself being wowed with a technology’s execution, then asking, "To what end?" and feeling pretty gross about the answer.
Perhaps there's a bubble in tech (aside from the finances—I'm not informed enough to comment on that) simply because the industry is floating above the real world. Most of the software being made doesn't feel like it's for a standard life any more—at least not anything that resembles my life. And I'm a straight, white, urban, American male. I can't even begin to imagine how the vast, vast majority of the world that hasn't genetically lucked into my advantages must feel about all this stuff.
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Thanks for the compliments. As for focus: it is simple and difficult—you just choose and commit, I guess.
I am so terrible at this. If I had to do it over, I'd set a budget on domains. I wasted so much cash on domains for names I didn't use.
1) I am lucky and have a whole swath of friends and family who are more than happy to call me on my shit. My sister duct taped me to a pole when I was 9, and she could probably do it again now. That's how you stay humble. We're all just people, right? That's what I think. Anyway, I'm glad she let me loose so I could answer all these questions on the internet.
2) Oh man. Madness is GREAT! And I agree with you on ASOIAF stuff. I struggled through Book 4, and when I hit Book 5 with all my favorite characters, and I read and I read, and nothing happened... I just threw the damn thing across the room. Anyway, I'm reading Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker right now and it is what we in the biz like to call "amazeballs." I also know next-to-nothing about comics, but I've really been enjoying the SAGA series. Also reading bits and pieces of Don Quixote, but taking my time with it since it's big and has lots of short chapters. Very easy to read a little and put it back down.
And, I'm going to check out the finale tonight. AND, I think I know thie "thing" you're referencing, and I am shocked it's not in there!
1) Oh, not too much. Maybe 10 or 15 mins? I usually glance at what gets shared via Twitter.
2) No. I am so bad about this. Must improve. Too many croissants.
3) I try to wrap up by 7pm. I just made a rule for myself that says if I work past 8, I take a cab home. Sounds indulgent, but I hate spending the money, so it gets me out of the office at a reasonable time.
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