Client vs. Designer: Solving Creative Disputes

As with any client-freelancer based business dealing, the relationship between a client and a designer can be a complicated one. Complicated enough that there are entire websites telling stories of clients from hell and famous web comic artists have written lengthy comics about the topic. If you browse any websites like Clients from Hell, you’re bound to … [Read more…]

How I Cleaned Up My Facebook Timeline In 20 Minutes

I first realized my Facebook timeline was in dire need of cleaning out when I opened it and saw seven posts in a row from Business Insider, followed by two from Mashable and two from TechCrunch. Sandwiched in between these were two promoted posts of dubious relevance to me. One was one of the eleven billion … [Read more…]

SocialAutopsy Wants To Stop Cyberbullying by Making It Much Worse

Sometimes when approaching problems you come up with a solution where the medicine is worse than the sickness. Cyberbullying is particularly prone to this; a serious issue is regularly derailed by terrible legislation and suggestions that we abolish anonymity on the Internet altogether (I suppose people aren’t harassed online by people they know in real life!). At … [Read more…]

Dan Lyons and Straw Startup Culture

Working at a startup is a lot like being on drugs: On your good trips you dance through clouds in euphoric ecstasy, while on your bad trips you claw at your eyes and shriek incoherently. There have been countless recollections and stories revealing the side of startup life that exists when you peel back the layer of glitter … [Read more…]

Top Ten Games of 2015

This was an incredible year for one of my favorite pastimes: Video games. 2014 was described by YouTuber Superbunnyhop as “the year games got stupid” in reference to a slew of games bursting with spectacle and a sense of fun about them. If that’s true, 2015 is the year that games got epic. Epic has lately been used synonymous … [Read more…]

A Lesser Known Reason For Adblocking

There’s a lot of passionate conversation about Adblocking as its use becomes more mainstream and far more prolific than even a few years ago. This has ranged from reasonable, nuanced discussion to blatant and increasingly tiresome hyperbole about how Adblock is literally stealing. The discussion of why adblocking does not equate to theft is an issue that’s been raised by … [Read more…]

On the Weaponization of Safe Spaces

I rarely, if ever, get political on this blog, but as someone not that far removed from college, recent developments on college campuses have been a distressing, painful, and even familiar thing to watch. Over the past few years, news outlets have written significantly on the use of so-called safe spaces as threats to open intellectual debate … [Read more…]