Brad Frost on the unjustness of presumptions:
“Just clone the dev branch, add those three grunt tasks, and recompile…”
“Just use this software/platform/toolkit/methodology…”
“Just” makes me feel like an idiot. “Just” presumes I come from a specific background, studied certain courses in university, am fluent in certain technologies, and have read all the right books, articles, and resources. “Just” is a dangerous word.
More such dangerous words: quick, must, simply.
Update: Few more from Jason Fried: can’t, easy, only, fast.
More and more of us spend extended hours locked in a single posture (typically seated in front of a computer) making ourselves prone to the dangers of Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI. I’ve started to feel the signs myself. Regular stretching, as shown in the linked video, is both highly effective and simple to adopt, and certainly the most inexpensive method to keep our hands in good shape. Timely and very useful to have come across it.
(via Frank Chimero)
Such a great, sprawling chat about politics, racism, casting, characters, longevity, the current crop of directors and more.