I designed the above graph more as an anecdotal thought experiment as opposed to an accurate analysis based on any sort of available research or data. But, I feel it fairly and accurately makes the point of what I and many other self-employed professionals go through. Of course, there are certainly outliers on both sides … 9-5 vs Self-employment
As a minimalist web designer, this has been an uphill battle throughout my entire career, and I’ve heard simple designs referred to in every derogatory manner imaginable: plain, bad, boring, ugly, broken, stupid, dated, unprofessional, incomplete, and on and on. The truth is that minimalism is a philosophy, a very carefully considered methodology. Like a … The False Equivalence that Simple is the Same as Ugly
There are certainly no shortage of options when it comes to finding a service to help you host your website. There’s also been a huge explosion of cloud web hosts like Amazon, build-a-site web hosts like Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, and Shopify, and managed hosts like Pagely, WP Engine, and Rackspace, as well as traditional web … Web Hosting Guide — How Do I Find the Right Web Host for Me?
I wanted to run-down a quick analysis on our recent obsession with that green padlock that gives us the warm and fuzzies all over. What exactly is it; what exactly does it mean; what exactly does it do? When you see https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) alongside a solid padlock with no error messages in … The “S” in https Stands for Sexy
In reference to the image above: “Amateur Wireless Station” — Ha! That’s a perfect nickname for my office. Sadly, phrases like “Work from home!” and “Be your own boss!” have become synonymous with scams and spam. Well, I have worked from home and been my own boss successfully and legitimately for over a decade now. … How to Work Remotely
The first thought many people might have when reading the header of this article is: “When were there ever good manners in the professional/business/corporate world?” And they probably have a good point. I think many people in business do think of it as a dog eat dog arena. It’s also become pretty common knowledge that … Professionals: Where Have All the Good Manners Gone?
While the English language is very precise, it’s still very difficult to communicate with others with understanding and proficiency. Across culture, the very meanings of words don’t always hold. Take the word argue, perhaps a word with the most incorrect negative connotation there is, and while the header of this article is probably the most … How to Disagree without Arguing
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, as they say. There are a lot of recurring themes on my blog, and one of them that I cover quite a bit, is privacy. About how it’s an illusion, about how big companies don’t care about your privacy, and also about how they can use your … Data is the New Currency: When Free isn’t Really Free
Of course, when any generalized statement like this is made, it should be a given always that it falls within reason, as there are always exceptions to the rule and extremes to consider. For example, whether it’s a job interview or a first date, showing up without having taken a shower, with mustard stains all … First Impressions are Meaningless — I Like to Give People an Actual Chance
UPDATE — Just ignore everything below and go here: https://my.slack.com/admin/shared_invites. Hands-down, the easiest solution. UPDATE: New Public/Shared Slack Invite Links — The solution below that I’ve written might be obsolete very soon. Slack has no doubt taken notice how many communities (not just company teams) are utilizing Slack. They haven’t given in completely yet, but … How to Create a Slack Chat Community with Auto-invites