In the last 3 jobs

In the last 3 jobs I have had, I have had several colleagues like the ones Matt describes. They work on the company’s site with enthusiasm, yet have no sense or knowledge of the community out there. And if they do, it’s often very local, not global (the way I seem to experience it). Some of them didn’t have net connections at home, or if they did, they hardly used it. Very few had personal sites, and if they did they were once off experiments, never come to fruition. It’s the difference between seeing the net as a ‘career’ or ‘a way of life’. Maybe we are the odd ones? I guess not everybody feels the need for self expression. I couldn’t live without it now, my heart and head would burst. But before the net, I had journals, letters, ‘zines, a book to express myself. What did you do before the net? [ view thread ]

This lovely site is dedicated

This lovely site is dedicated to the work of artist John Gilroy (1898 – 1985), whose work is known from the Guinness ads. The site was produced by Irish web shop Webfactory. I love their style and hope in my new job to be working on sites that aspire to this kind of clean, classy design. Webfactory’s site was designed Stephen Synnott, who has also done corporate identity and websites for Volta and Nua. I love how Irish designers manage to bring centuries old celtic designs into the future.


No timewasters need apply…

I too did the Grim

I too did the Grim Reaper test and it pronounced me 26 instead of 36. Which is uncanny because a very long time ago, in my ‘troubled’ youth, I was once diagnosed as being 10 years behind, emotionally. (my ‘development had slowed down when my mother died’) And that’s enough personal info for today.