"There will be feasting and dancing in Jerusalem next year." Great associated podcast here.
I'm "here for this" as the young people say... “We need a new model,” Carstensen says of the current norms around career pacing. The current one “doesn’t work, because it fails to recognize all the other demands on our time. People are working full-time at the same time they’re raising children. You never get a … Continue reading Starting your career at 40
Eerily familiar to the American left... Prideful of their own higher learning and cultivation, the intellectual classes could not absorb the idea that, thanks to “invisible wire-pullers”—the self-interested groups and individuals who believed they could manipulate the charismatic maverick for their own gain—this uneducated “beer-hall agitator” had already amassed vast support. After all, Germany was … Continue reading “Invisible Wire Pullers”
I get it, but I still want a paper copy. Even the concept of a “dictionary” is no longer the same. OCD5 exists solely online. This means that we can do a number of things. — Read on classics.oxfordre.com/page/eicletter/letter-from-the-editor/
I take back every negative thing I've said about The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and the treatment of cherished characters. Yikes... midichlorians “[The next three ‘Star Wars’ films] were going to get into a microbiotic world,” he told Cameron. “There’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them … Continue reading George Lucas’ Plan for Star Wars Episodes 7-9 (Meet The Midichlorians!)
Good read on the historical uses of Romans 13 in American history to justify obedience to the government in light of our Attorney General's use of that text today to defend the deplorable and immoral and utterly un-Christian internment camps we're setting up along the Mexican border for children that we're forcibly separating children from … Continue reading Romans 13 and American Appeals to Authority of the Government
Important read: But more profoundly, the very structure of society is changing before our eyes. Churches used to anchor communities, and were a space where people met outside of the routine of daily, commercial life. Parishes were determined by geography; Protestant churches were determined by denominational affiliation. Nowadays, people form their communities through other means. … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why LGBTQ+ People Don’t Want to Go to Your LGBTQ+ Inclusive Church
I often shock potential small business or nonprofit clients by knowing their home address or cell phone number during our first or second call. It's easy if they have already purchased a domain. I don't do it as a scare tactic, but as an educational moment about the need to plan ahead and think through … Continue reading Your Domain and Your Home Address
My advice is that American Christians have much bigger issues to concern themselves with than whether or not they can reconcile Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday, so stop taking yourself so seriously... On Feb. 14, many Christians face a dilemma as they try to reconcile their faith with the traditional celebrations of romantic love. How … Continue reading “Celebrate Valentine’s Day without compromising your Christian faith on Ash Wednesday”
"He wondered what aliens might think if they ever came across the Roadster drifting through space. After all, SpaceX packed other weird items in the car, among them a small toy Hot Wheels Roadster (complete with a miniature Starman) on the dashboard. "Maybe [it will be] discovered by an alien race, thinking, 'What were these … Continue reading “Did they worship this car?”
This has made for a fun morning with our many client sites that are running WordPress... In an unfortunate turn of events, WordPress 4.9.3 was released earlier this week and it included a bug which broke WordPress auto-update. Millions of sites auto-updated from 4.9.2 to WordPress 4.9.3 and it broke their ability to auto-update in … Continue reading Go Update your WordPress version manually today
Robert Rauschenberg, Mother of God, ca. 1950 I've made a series of "Bringing It All Back Home" posts here over the last decade charting my attempts to reign in some of the content I so freely pour out all over the social web. Some of those attempts have been successful and some less so (looking … Continue reading Bringing It All Back Home 2018 Edition
Working from home with our son this week. He likes to contribute to my setup with various design inspirations. Left to Right: Google Pixelbook, iPad Pro, Samsung Chromebook Pro Why two Chromebooks? I'm using Chrome Remote Desktop on the Pixelbook to run Adobe Illustrator via the Windows desktop in my office and keeping notes on … Continue reading It’s a 3 Screen Kind of Monday
You’re looking at a UX disaster, the result of eliminating what is probably the simplest, most intuitive form of navigation ever implemented in consumer electronics: the iPhone’s home button. The iPhone X replaces it with the mess above. This is bad news, because this interaction is a fundamental part of the user experience. via The … Continue reading Is the iPhone X as a UX disaster?
We work on a lot of websites built on WordPress at Harrelson Agency. Some of those are complicated builds that cost tens of thousands of dollars and require constant maintenance. Some of those are relatively static sites for a non-profit or small business built on a shoestring budget of just a few hundred dollars. What … Continue reading Nerd Post on Firewalls
I've been a part of successful teams and unsuccessful teams... I think these traits are spot on given my experiences (especially psychological safety): 1. Dependability. 2. Structure and clarity. 3. Meaning. 4. Impact. 5. Psychological Safety. via Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com
I'll be preaching on Genesis 32:22-31 (Jacob wrestles God / Angel / River Demon / Jungian Archetype ... depending on your persuasion) at First Christian Church Columbia, SC on August 6. This is probably my favorite text in the entire Bible and I'm excited that it comes up in the lectionary next week. I always wonder … Continue reading Wrestling With the Text
At least 3 times a week, this panic strikes me when I see screenshots on the web... via xkcd: Screenshot
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