I’ve spent the past ten years of my professional career in various aspects of adult, technology education. About midway between the start of my journey to now, came: Build Your Own Website. A comic book I collaborated on with my friend, the talented artist and designer Kim Gee. In retrospect, I wasn’t even sure exactly why I wanted to do a comic. I knew that I liked Kim’s comic work and I knew that I wanted to organize my process for how I taught myself web development and WordPress but it was only after I connected the dots looking back that I realize how important that decision was.
“Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner
My awesome publisher No Starch press sent me a couple copies of the Portuguese translation of Build Your Own Website last night. So neat to see this.
This series proves that history education doesn’t have to be dry and inapplicable to modern life. Damn entertaining too.
“An excellent 26-minute talk by Jonathan Hoefler of the Hoefler & Frere-Jones about how they think about designing typefaces and webfonts in particular.”
I simultaneously am fascinated and frustrated by typophiles. There’s something intrinsically endearing and respectable about their OCD-like focus. At the same time I know I haven’t the patience to be one of them.
This is nearly flawless. I love the double meaning of having this performed by elderly comics. I wonder if they understand completely what they are saying, on the other hand perhaps they are just proving how ridiculous us techsperts sound when we spout off about technology.
Didn’t notice at first that this was a zefrank project
I think I’ve found the end of the internet. We’ve thought of everything. www.peopletalkingonbananas.com
I downloaded Chrome some time last week and have so far been happy with the results. Very fast browser. I know it’s still new and all but I have run in to a few problems.
The following one I find a little bit hilarious: