Belle Beth Cooper just contributed her last post so far to the GHOST blog. It’s about Learning to Write and she tells a pretty great story about reading a bunch of books about that.
What’s really great is the way she makes you empathise with her and describes the relationship she develops with the individual authors. It was a pleasure to read and join her in this experience.
Simply by exposing myself to wonderful writing, great examples of the craft, honest accounts of the writing process that speak to me with finesse and polish so the words sink in is my education. My writing is improving through osmosis. I’m picking up on how to craft a better sentence, how to reach a reader, how to employ language to the best of my ability. I’m taking it all in, even if I can’t highlight it on the page.
With that paragraph she makes a really important and also wonderful point. We need to expose ourselves to great things, before we meaningfully can transform all that into something even better. It’s essential to not accept things that are wrong or flawed as something thats probably fine.
I just stumbled upon buffer’s hiring page and I think it’s great. It shows what they’re doing, is visually beautiful and deserves a look! Buffer allows you to time your updates on social networks like twitter, facebook, linkedin and google plus. You can set which post you want to publish on which network and also when, so your posts don’t stop when you go offline or so you’re sure to hit your target group when they’re browsing a tag. Continue reading “Buffer Jobs, hiring page done right!”
The amazing street art duo herakut has created an amazing mural in Frankfurt, Germany that hit me straight in the heart. The mother with her child, both not wearing their masks is an incredibly powerful metaphor that I just needed to share. The caption “There is something better than perfection” speaks out for something I believe in: honesty. Especially when working in a high-voltage industry where everybody tries so hard, people become collateral damage of their own greed for money and achievements. Continue reading “Herakut: Something Better Than Perfection”
Git can have quite a learning curve. That is, as soon as you want to do something more than clone, pull or push. For these situations you either have a fantastic GUI client, but that will not cover everything either. At some point you will probably have to remember more than three commands, where this git cheat sheet comes in! Continue reading “Best/most visual git cheat sheet”
The Blender Guru has published an amazing tutorial with photorealistic outcome again, and I quickly wanted to show what he’s been up to this time. Andrew Price is kind of the video-co pilot of the Blender community and creating some really, really beautiful things with it.
Check him out if you’re interested in using Blender, which is actively developed and also very easy possibilities of building render farms with it, when one computer simply isn’t efficient at rendering a scene.
I was just grabbing an update for the Less App, when I read this text, which made me smile, right next to the PayPal donate button. The app he made is very useful and if you’re expecting to stay on Mac OS, you should probably give CodeKit a look. It’s a suite for compilation, minification and linting.