“Holacracy always smelled to me like a naive reaction to bureaucracy, without really understanding how and why bureaucracies end up like they do. It also has this implicit disdain for people in organizations who are responsible for the softer skills that keep things running smoothly. You know, things like communication, empathy, human resources management, etc. I see these skills getting devalued in the tech world all the time. If you can’t build shit you’re not worth anything.”
— The GitHub Debacle and Why Holacracy is Bullshit (via iamdanw)
11:36 pm • 18 March 2014 • 16 notes
When I was a child, Beast and Aladdin were the characters that interested me the most. But visually, Beast is unparalleled. I was riveted specifically by his facial expressions and fight scenes.
#beauty and the beast
3:45 am • 15 March 2014 • 2 notes
I’m moving tomorrow. This is the view I’m leaving behind. A pretty little dog park, an Orthodox church, and cherry blossoms. My new view will be Queen Anne Hill, though. Maybe I’ll learn to like it.
I’ll also miss the church bells waking me up on Sundays. There are two churches near this apartment building.
This apartment has been my womb for the past two-and-a-half years. I’ve had some interesting times by myself here.
My new apartment is 50 square feet smaller, so it’s even more of a womb. Let’s see what happens there.
9:22 pm • 14 March 2014 • 3 notes
“But if people also say “I just don’t like it, I don’t like the experience,” it will be because, in fashioning the ultimate personal screen, Google violated the very conditions that made screens so compelling in the first place: the containment of the frame, the placement of the screen on a device—an entity among others—a placement that allows us to look upon the screen from beyond.”
— We Love Screens, Not Glass (via iamdanw)
4:46 pm • 14 March 2014 • 3 notes
“But the hardest thing of all, he says, was something else entirely. He hands me his iPhone so that I can scroll through some messages he’s saved. One is from a woman chastising him for “distracting the children of the world.” Another laments that “13 kids at my school broke their phones because of your game, and they still play it cause it’s addicting like crack.” Nguyen tells me of e-mails from workers who had lost their jobs, a mother who had stopped talking to her kids. “At first I thought they were just joking,” he says, “but I realize they really hurt themselves.” Nguyen – who says he botched tests in high school because he was playing too much Counter-Strike – genuinely took them to heart.”
— The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out | Culture | Rolling Stone (via iamdanw)
1:47 pm • 13 March 2014 • 2 notes
“So if there was one overarching theme to “True Detective,” I would say it was that as human beings, we are nothing but the stories we live and die by — so you’d better be careful what stories you tell yourself.”
— Nic Pizzolatto
#my number one thesis
4:42 am • 10 March 2014 • 109 notes