The Best of ‘Crew’ – On Work, Life, Productivity, Writing, and Learning.

A few days ago I was reading the blog of one of my favorite web designers, NoSidebar by Brian Gardner. He wrote a post titled 'The Best Resources for Consuming Creative Content' - a brilliant post, in which he mentions a brilliant company called 'Crew'. A few days later, I emerged having read every article [...]

WordCamp Minneapolis: Powerful Local Development Environments with Brad Parbs

At WordCamp Minneapolis, Brad Parbs from WebDevStudios runs through an awesome presentation on creating and using Powerful Local Development Environments using Vagrants. Some of the tools that Brad introduces are: VirtualBox Vagrants Scotch Box Varying Vagrant Vagrants Variable VV - Brads Pet Project VVV-Dashboard - My Pet Project Brads presentation is really informative and educational [...]

#WooMattic: The WooCommerce Acquisition by Automattic

Everyone, who is anyone, is talking about it - even Drupal (yup, all linked). Mark Forrester and Magnus Jepson of WooThemes, and Matt Mullenweg of Automattic, announced today that Automattic has successfully acquired WooCommerce - one month before Automattic's 10th Anniversary. Matt expressed in his announcement post how WooThemes share the same company and philosophical culture as [...]

HELL YES! or No: A Simple Decision Hack for a Happier Life

Making decisions is possibly the hardest thing I ever do. The less decisions I have to make, the happier I find myself. Of course, this does not apply to areas of life where decision making is either a team effort (like relationships), or part of my responsibilities (like career tasks). We have all committed to [...]

Why You Should Not Aim for Success and What To Do Instead

We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. There is always something we hope to achieve that we think will make our lives much better and will help us attain glorious happiness. We tell ourselves stories that if we achieve this one goal - get this one item, get that promotion, drop that pants size - [...]

You are already perfect.

The Japanese have two very beautiful philosophies that have intrigued me lately. Not the kind of 'intrigued' one becomes because of knowing something to be weird or absurd, but more because it isn't. The two philosophies are: wabi-sabi (侘寂 - acceptance of transience and imperfection) and, kintsugi (金継ぎ - golden joinery, or kintsukoroi 金繕い - golden repair) These [...]