Simple Design

I’m really inspired tonight by this page, “Design Like It’s 1999,” published by the Dutch designer Vasilis van Gemert. Van Gemert uses the Dutch documentary website 2Doc--which looks pretty cool, incidentally--to demonstrate what it’s like for a blind person to use a modern, javascript-driven website. It’s objectively awful:  “”One hundred and fourty nine links. And… Continue reading Simple Design

Late Night Passage

No, listen, what happened was this: they lied to you, sold you ideas of good & evil, gave you distrust of your body & shame for your prophethood of chaos, invented words of disgust for your molecular love, mesmerized you with inattention, bored you with civilization & all its usurious emotions.Hakim Bey, Temporary Autonomous Zone

Elegance

Just came across this quote in C.J. Date's Database Design & Relational Theory, which is a more interesting book than the title might suggest. "In computing, elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a quality that decides between success and failure.Edsger W. Dijkstra Watching problems that could have been solved years ago by thoughtful design… Continue reading Elegance

Shakespeare Recordings

I'm so happy to have found these! If you struggle to read Shakespeare, try reading along with these excellent recordings: The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare. Archive.org is a wonderful, fantastic, amazing resource that makes me happy literally every time I think about it--which is way more often than one really should think about a website, if… Continue reading Shakespeare Recordings

St. Johns Meditation

This is not my photo. Sometimes, at the end of a long day, my mind turns homeward, back to Jacksonville, and I find myself looking at pictures of the river I love. I look out over this river and I see my own history running through the current. Sometimes memories of my dad's fishing buddies… Continue reading St. Johns Meditation