I've separated my athletic / personal twitter account with my software / music / art twitter account. The old "pkaudio" is now called "plasteredskier" and I've created a new empty "pkaudio" account. Hope to see you followers back there again.
I believe the path to enjoyment through excellence lies through the heart more than the average athlete. The Ego drives so much of our lives, and thus can quickly get out of control and throw our lives of course. Because of this, it's easy to think that removing the Ego from the equation would coax [...]
In music, we figured out how to get machines to make music for us, and how to use a killer sample or two to make it sound good. But, our listeners are getting tired of hearing a killer sample over and over again. Now, our challenge is to get our music back to a level [...]
It occurred to me the other day that a major flaw in the new technologies that we are enjoying so much today is that very few of the incredible works they are allowing us to produce will be around for very long. This makes me very sad.For example, if a graphic designer sits down and [...]
I wanted to call this post "giddy", but it turns out that word means "having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizzy". Not really the feeling I was going for.But, I digress.I am elated at the direction the web is going in. I am most excited with how far from "web" the web is actually becoming. Watching the [...]
A quote from a really good book:"Design is a process of making, it is the transfer of ideas to a surface by means of tools. Eric Gill used the image of a hand and eye as an emblem in his design. Graphic design exploits the visual and sensual in equal measure."If the computer deprives us [...]
Speaking of bliss... I was just recalling the blissful days of WindowMaker and writing code using nothing but emacs and an xterm. Sub-80 chars and python-mode syntax highlighting...man those were the days. The only thing I used the mouse for was to position and resize my windows once at startup, and I rarely did that [...]
Web designers: Say you have a shape on your web page and you want to shrink-wrap text inside or around it. Go check this out.http://www.csstextwrap.com/So cool.
Have you ever reached a state of pure bliss with your code, or technology? Like when you feel like your skills AND ability to see the big picture both reach a high point so that you are able to actually *express* yourself like an artist. It seems like this is only possible when you specialize [...]
It occurred to me yesterday that I have never seen a software project managed well. (Almost) Every project I've worked on has had the fortune of excellent talent that has delivered and made someone money, but the developers always get burned out doing it.Is this just the nature of the industry? Is it not actually [...]