Tag Archives: Culture

We Don't Wear Suits

Lots of people love Apple. Others, not so much. But whatever your feelings about the company, you’ve got to give them props for their famous response to AT&Ts suggestion that Steve Jobs wear a suit to an upcoming meeting with … Continue reading

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Happy 44th Birthday Dark Side of the Moon

I almost forgot. Today is the 44th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Somehow I forgot to mention it last year. Dark Side of the Moon holds the record for the largest (by far) number of weeks … Continue reading

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A Warning for Web Designers

It’s only just, after all WEB DESIGNER: (wakes up in lava) Wh...why am I in hell?SATAN: You knowWD: Was it the autopl-SATAN: It was the fucking autoplay videos, dude — Elle Oh Hell (@ElleOhHell) March 5, 2017

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Library Hand

Years ago, there were not only library card catalogs but the cards within them were handwritten. Written not with the hen scratching that characterizes my (and probably your) handwriting but with a beautiful, legible, and, as it turns out, standard … Continue reading

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Working Remotely

Yan Lhert has drawn a line in the sand: He will no longer accept jobs that don’t allow him to work remotely. Working remotely is popular these days and many people extol its virtues. Those virtues often include something that … Continue reading

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The Lies They Tell Us

I've been complaining about the horror of open-plan offices for some time. I firmly believe that the only people in favor of them are short sighted managers looking to reduce costs. Still, I keep seeing articles assuring me that, yes … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day

Kontra has a nice quote from Vernon Sanders Law: "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." — Kontra (@counternotions) May 30, 2016

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Sabotaging Your Competitors

Charlie Stross was browsing through an old, recently declassified OSS manual on sabotaging the enemy's production and started wondering about how you could apply the same principles to sabotage your competitors by injecting bad policies into their environment. He lists … Continue reading

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Science vs. Everything Else

Via Karl Voit we have sad commentary on the human condition.

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Happy Birthday!

Today Ken Thompson is 72. Happy Birthday, Ken, and may you have many many more. UPDATE: Well actually it's tomorrow so consider this early birthday greetings.

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