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19 September 2014

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19 September 2014

What We Talk About When We Talk About What We Talk About When We Talk About Making

“But to be sat amongst a community who do not share your concerns is a terribly alienating experience, especially if the speakers on stage are claiming a we for the room that you do not feel. A greater diversity of speakers and a greater diversity of participants means by definition fewer common experiences and a more complicated we.”

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19 September 2014

The fringe benefits of no

“There are many instances where deadlines are crucial, where getting things done needs to get done. Sometimes saying yes is just the thing that must happen. But just as importantly, most times it is not.”

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19 September 2014

Pay People to Cook at Home

“It’s nearly impossible for a single parent or even two parents working full time to cook every meal from scratch, planning it beforehand and cleaning it up afterward. This is why many working parents of means employ housekeepers. But if we put this work on women of lower socioeconomic status (as is almost always the case), what about their children? Who cooks and cleans up for them?”

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17 September 2014

XOXO

This past weekend I was in a large warehouse in inner SE Portland with several hundred other people, listening to brilliant talks, seeing old friends, and making new friends. This was my second XOXO and it definitely lived up to my expectations after attending the first one in 2012.

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16 September 2014

Writing and learning

A few months ago I wrote a post on CSS Audits. It was definitely one of those things where I figured no one else would really care, but a wise person told me to write about the things you enjoy doing so people know. So I dashed it off, put it up, tweeted about it, and went on with my day.

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15 September 2014

All you need is publish

“To work with new people, to connect to new audiences. To broaden the scale and breadth of your voice. To stand upon the soapboxes that publications offer. To collect dissenting opinions. To see what couldn’t be seen without the help of an editor or gang of skeptics willing to look over your shoulder, pointing you in directions you considered but were too meek to explore. Mainly, to write better and with greater empathy.”

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15 September 2014

Pics or It Didn't Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras

“And I think it’s this, the import and ethics of networked lenses, that we’re wrestling with in story after story. Networked images are simply different than the products of film cameras. They’re easier to edit and slipperier to steal. Networked pictures get away from you, via black hat Torrenting, social media drag-and-dropping, or illicit iCloud downloading.”