I really think the federal government should make infographics to explain policy changes. I know the government isn’t a digg headline but as my boy Charles Mingus said
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity”
- 50 mL Bombay Sapphire + 120 mL mango lemonade + 1 pomegranate emergen-c (the fizzy makes it better)
- In the time it took me to drink this my oatmeal cooled down. Oatmeal is much better if you fold in almond butter and sprinkle in some dried blueberries.
there is a special place in usability hell for people who make ajax widgets that prevent me from opening links in new tabs. I’m looking at you twitter engineers.
Over the years, I’ve noticed this weird tendency in some of my friends to play a scenario out loud in conversation before it actually happens. I usually catch them doing it if the situation has several actors, complex timed variables and chained bottlenecks. What’s interesting is that they will even make sure that all of the necessary components are at hand before heading off into battle.
I was considering this the other day and noticed that all the people I know who do this are highly competent and successful. More broadly this trait is colloquially known as “thinking ahead” but it seems to be one of the major characteristics that separates fuck ups from people who actually accomplish things in the world.
I would recommend not ever uttering the phrase “I’m not going to lie to you” especially to strangers. I’m not sure if I have time to explain the reasons aside from pointing out that it establishes mistrust in a myriad of ways.
n. patience: good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence.
When people hear the words “legal” or “illegal” what they should hear are the implicit concepts of “regulated” or “unregulated” markets.