I’m known to be really over-critical when it comes to design or development. So much so that I’ve had full blown out arguments with my parents, Alice and even friends when they’ve asked for my thoughts on something a designer has done for them. I get really annoyed when I see a bad design or bad website because I know how little effort has been put into it.
I’ve been wanting to write a post like this for some time now but can never quite find the right title. I’ll try and keep them short and sweet but there’s always so much more to say.
Recently I heard a story about Glasgow City Council wanting to spend £65,000 on increasing the size of the plinth in order to stop “vandals” placing a cone on top of the iconic Duke of Wellington Statue. I’m interested to know how many people actually want to remove it or keep it, so simply pick “cone” or “no cone” below and we’ll see who wins this battle out.
Over the course of this year I’ve been presented with many challenges. Money issues, trademark and legal stuff, pissed off customers, bullying business tactics and more but this post isn’t about any of those things. The biggest challenge I’ve faced (and continue to do so) is the challenge of not being able to tell you all the cool stuff I’ve been up to.
I’ve spoken about it before (and really, it should be common sense) but doing a job with a makeshift tool or workaround is just asking for trouble. When it comes to physically spending money on the right tools, software or hardware though, most people (for want of a better word) shit bricks.
I’ve noticed recently that most people have a very perceptive view on debt. For instance I was speaking to someone the other day who doesn’t count a mortgage, car loan/finance or mobile contract as debt yet when I asked them what they would call it, they said it was necessity. Interesting…
This weekend I figured I should spend a few hours catching up with the missed blog posts. Right now, I’m staring at a blank screen wondering what the hell I’m going to write in these 9 or so posts. It’s not like I’ve got nothing to say, rather the complete opposite – I’m trying to figure out how I can cram everything into 9 measly blog posts… but here goes.
As you might have noticed, the So I quit my job blog posts have dried up recently. This isn’t because I don’t have loads of stuff to talk about, it’s more because I’m trying to juggle about 6 different jobs and maintain what little sanity I have left at the same time.
“You need to stick in at school to get a really good job!” was a common catchphrase heard from my parents when I was growing up. I didn’t believe it then and I still don’t to this day.