Whatever hotkey I pressed to log off my computer without saving anything needs to die in a fire.
Your competitors are going to keep killing you because you’re scared [...] You need to decide what kind of company you want to be: comfortable and dead or risky — and possibly rich.
— Don Draper in an episode of Mad Men (“Public Relations”)
- No Blogging
- No Tweeting
- No Pictures
- No Hipster Hats
- No Negative Blog Viewing
- Just Shut The Fuck Up Sometimes
- All Laptops On Mute
- Total Focus On This Project In All Studios
- Don’t Tell Anyone Anything About What We Are Doing
- No Acoustic Guitar In The Studio
- No Lacking Focus While Music Is Being Played Or Music Is Being Made
Printed on 8.5” × 11” sheets of paper, these rules hung inside the studio while Kanye recorded his album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Read more behind the scenes stories in this cover story from Complex magazine.
- court3nay: may the lord bless Chris Rhee and his clean html.
- Will: he’s sitting next to me
- Will: was that sarcastic? or legit? heh
- court3nay: legit
Will was nice enough to send me that transcript from ENTP’s internal company chat the other day. They’re referring to the redesigned and recoded admin interface for Tender that I helped launch a while back.
All those years of
svn blame ridicule and getting whipped for the wrong amount of indents, interchanged tabs/spaces, unpredictable naming conventions and inconsistent double & single quoted attributes has paid off. (Thanks Apple and specifically, Lauren.)
But I’m concerned that for even half a second Will thought Courtenay might have been praising me sarcastically. Didn’t you know I was nice? Brushes shoulder.
Considering I’m there with him all the time, I don’t know if I should be more worried about the amount of money I’m spending or the amount of caffeine I’m consuming. But I’ve had the good sense to always pay with cash so I can continue to live in blissful, untracked ignorance.
Suddenly the dream of having my own company has become much stronger… I’m over this bullshit.
I’m ready for different bullshit.
— A friend, messaging me from their job
Working at Cloud Seven Cafe in Portland, OR
Sunlight?! What is the meaning of this? I thought moving to Portland’s year-round grey skies meant I’d be safe from glare once and for all. Time to kick myself for not getting the matte screen on my Macbook Pro.
Me: I’ll just be busy the next two weeks. And then I can relax.
Melisa: You know you say that every time we talk?
— Late night phone call with Melisa
Just moved to a new location in downtown Portland! I haven’t unpacked everything, but enough to get some work done. I’ll post more pictures once everything’s setup.
Over at ENTP, we just posted a sneak peek of the upcoming Tender redesign. I’ve been focusing on this admin overhaul with the rest of ENTP and we’re close to the point where we can use & test it ourselves. Next step: Public launch!
- Jill: those don’t look comfortable
- Chris: they are
- Jill: right
- Chris: no, seriously, they are
- Jill: this is another design over functionality thing
- Chris: it’s not
- Chris: I’ve sat in them before
- Chris: I’m an expert on sitting on my ass for long periods of time, don’t try to tell me about chairs
In a few weeks, we’re launching a redesign of Tender’s admin area. I’ve been sharing some screenshots on Dribbble and gathering feedback from other sites. People have been digging the sneak peeks and we’re making good progress. But there’s still a lot of work to do — so back to the design caves I go.
Coming soon: I’m writing some blog posts to share the design decisions made during this project. So back to the writing caves I go.
To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.
— Leonard Bernstein
@imagetic Adobe calls it Fireworks cause it seems like a good idea once a year.