I learned how to use Word, or at least the 2011 Mac version. My favorite feature: CTRL-Z might decide to undo the last half hour of your work and drop the cursor at a random location, giving you no indication of what just happened so you have to go over the entire manuscript again. Or maybe you hit enter and surprise! Nothing happens! Or it put a line break somewhere not on your screen! Check everything again! And the margin is different for this one heading even though it says it’s the same! Why? Who the fuck knows! Just eyeball it or something!Publishing Sucks
What I didn’t factor in was just how slowly I operate in the morning. The first morning I caught myself staring blankly at my coffee for 10 minutes.What Happened When I Woke Up Two Hours Earlier For A Week | Fast Company | Business Innovation
Whenever somebody grows a beard and aspires to take guitar-based music in weird, druggy directions, the Byrds deserve a royalty check.The American Band Championship Belt «
We decide what to eat for breakfast, we decide what to wear, and we decide to watch TV instead of working on a side project. One donut or one night of TV — not a big deal, right? Well, that is right. But hundreds of donuts and hundreds of hours of TV are big deals.Fix your process — Medium
So, if you don’t fit in, if you feel at odds with the world, if your identity is troubled and frayed, if you feel lost and ashamed – it could be because you have retained the human values you were supposed to have discarded. You are a deviant. Be proud.Sick of this market-driven world? You should be
The vast amount of choice that we have is meant to be helpful and part of our freedom, but it’s really the most crippling element of modern life.David Bazan on The Great Discontent (TGD)
Brainstorming works best if before or at the beginning of the meeting, people write down their ideas. Then everyone comes together to share those ideas out loud in a systematic way. Thompson has her participants post all the ideas on a wall, without anyone’s name attached and then everyone votes on the best ones. “It should be a meritocracy of ideas,” she said. “It’s not a popularity contest.” Only after that do people talk.Brainstorming Doesn’t Work; Try This Technique Instead | Fast Company | Business Innovation
There’s a lot of questions one could ask here, starting with, what does it say about our society that it seems to generate an extremely limited demand for talented poet-musicians, but an apparently infinite demand for specialists in corporate law?On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs - STRIKE!
Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. The moral and spiritual damage that comes from this situation is profound. It is a scar across our collective soul.On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs - STRIKE!