Posted 1 year ago

mattpatches:

Someone left a very nice review of Operation Kino on iTunes with a ton of kind words and opinions. Although there was one part that surprised me: apparently, I am batshit insane.

Honestly, I thought I made a little bit more sense then this. But hey, I can try harder! I found this amusing more than anything. Glad this person still tunes in despite me being an absolute madman.

I love this. And I love Patches. That’s why I am writing a book on him. 

Posted 2 years ago

thoughtyoushouldseethis:

Facebook designer Everett Katigbak and Gensler’s Randy Howder gave a joint presentation at Design at Scale in which they showed off plans for Facebook’s new headquarters, in the old Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park, California. In Howder’s words, the idea is to avoid creating a “Facebook theme park” and instead to design a campus that’s a “beacon for engineering talent.”

The new joint will surely have all the free food and fancy facilities we’ve come to expect from the Valley’s heavy hitters, but I also enjoyed the insight into Facebook’s internal culture, a much more difficult thing to manage when a company experiences such explosive growth. Katigbak talked of the “Facebook analog research lab”, as he put it, “a fancy name for a print studio.” With a graphic design background himself, Katigbak and a colleague, Ben Barry, started to create printed ephemera with which to adorn their surroundings. For instance, the linoleum block “like” icon seen here. The initiative, he said, wasn’t a matter of a top-down mandate to create cool printed artifacts, but a result of a culture that supports creativity in all its manifestations. “Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t say ‘it’d be cool if you printed stuff’,” said Katigbak. “This is how the culture thinks. We approach it with design rather than engineering.” Smart.

[Photos c/o Everett Katigbak.]

Posted 2 years ago

The United States of Broken Hearts: Stats/Reflections

unitedstatesofbrokenhearts:

To start, here are a few stats on the overall journey.

  • Total trip length start to finish: 24 days
  • Total riding days: 21 days
  • Total miles: 2836 +- 5 miles. (the third to last day google maps blunder was the only non-exact day. I could figure it out, but don’t feel like it. I also spent 8 miles…

My brother reflects on his journey. Worth a read. 

Posted 2 years ago

unitedstatesofbrokenhearts:

These signs are great to see when driving, not so much when riding a bike…

Posted 2 years ago

The United States of Broken Hearts: Day 2

unitedstatesofbrokenhearts:

Wasn’t able to post last night, so here’s the recap. Made the 75 mile trek from Victorville to Joshua tree fairly easy. After talking to a bike shop guy in town, I decided to attempt the 100 mile haul through the remainder of the mojave desert and just camp when I felt like it. There is no service…

My brother is blogging about his 24 day unsupported cycling journey across this great nation of ours. Live vicariously and follow along. 

Posted 2 years ago

Your strategy is showing.

- Jeff Greenspan

Posted 2 years ago

Napkin doodle.

Posted 2 years ago

When god closes a door, he opens a dress. 

Posted 2 years ago

Notes from my iPhone

Sep 3 - 3:50 am

Keys. Shoe. - find before leaving. 

Posted 2 years ago

A family bustled into the Facebook lobby the other day and I happened to over hear them when they approached the guard…

Hi. We’re a family of tourists. Is there anything to do here? 

Something about asking what it was that they could do here had me cracking up. I imagine the response they where hoping for would have involved an extremely high tech water slide that leads to an underground amusement park. 

Crude artist rendering above. 


Posted 3 years ago

"The rise of the web was a rare instance when we learned new, positive information about human potential. Who would have guessed (at least at first) that millions of people would put so much effort into a project without the presence of advertising, commercial motive, threat of punishment, charismatic figures, identity politics, exploitation of the fear of death, or any of the other classic motivators of mankind. In vast numbers, people did something cooperatively, solely because it was a good idea, and it was beautiful."

- Mind Control and The Internet, Sue Halpern

Posted 3 years ago

"It wanes and waxes with moons of chaos, and we’re in a full moon."

Posted 3 years ago

Hello Montana (Taken with instagram)

Posted 3 years ago

Everett is significantly more BA than me. 

Posted 3 years ago

Lessons

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this trip, it’s that when a strange girl in a foreign country gives you an unidentifiable pill, you take it.