One of my favorite moments from working with Flickr peeps. Special times. And I rock at sound effects.
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And that’s the thing: Flickr feels like a permanent home. While sharing is great, it turns out that as we progress in our digital lives, as we take more and more photos and share them more and more places, we eventually want to go back and see them again. (Which explains the popularity of services like TimeHop.) We want to revisit them. We want to relive them.
This is a great insight. We take more and more photos but it seems like a lot of services are geared towards “share now!” vs reflection and coming back to the things we’ve done and getting some narrative out of them.
Coincidentally, these abstractions: stories, moments, reflection, images — they coincide (hehe) with everything that I’m interested in tech at the moment. It’s everything that i has informed my work at Flickr and at Tumblr. So.. stay tuned for more in this space ;)
EDIT: question: do we ‘really’ want to see all these mementos again? We create so much volume now and a simple economic rule of thumb is that the greater the supply, the lower the demand.
Anatomy of my desk. Notes on Flickr. We were moving around desks today so it was a good time for me to refresh and realized how I like my desk space organized.
- 17 in. Macbook Pro: Communication screen with HipChat, Adium and Twitter clients.
- Cinema Display monitor: Main screens divided by Safari browser for Tumblr dashboard, web research, Turntable.fm, github and Chrome browser for work email, Google docs and calendar. Also to fire up Photoshop or Excel when necessary.
- Testing devices: iPod touch, Google Nexus S and iPad 2
- Headphones: Panasonic RP-HTX7
- A camera
- A Behance dot sketchpad
- Some comics
- A dragon
- Sticky notes for current projects
- Not seen: a hoodie when the office gets to be sub-zero
This may be the best thing I did at Flickr. #lastdays
David Sedaris uses, not a real stove but, a stove metaphor to talk about work-life balance:One burner represents your family, one is your friends, the third is your health, and the fourth is your work. The gist … was that in order to be successful you have to cut off one of your burners. And in order to be really successful you have to cut off two.
James Franco seems to defy burner-isms. A recent piece raises at least two questions: 1) Can he be for real? And 2) If so, then just how is all of this possible?
For instance:[G]raduate school. As soon as Franco finished at UCLA, he moved to New York and enrolled in four of them: NYU for filmmaking, Columbia for fiction writing, Brooklyn College for fiction writing, and — just for good measure — a low-residency poetry program at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. This fall, at 32, before he’s even done with all of these, he’ll be starting at Yale, for a Ph.D. in English, and also at the Rhode Island School of Design.
And this isn’t new:
Balanced people don’t change the worldAccording to his mother, Betsy, Franco has been this way since he was born. In kindergarten, he wouldn’t just build regular little block towers — he’d build structures that used every single block in the playroom. At night, he would organize his Star Wars toys before he slept. When Franco was 4 years old, a friend of the family died. Betsy gave him the standard Mortality Talk: no longer with us, just a part of life — yes, but hopefully not for a very long time. Little James burst into tears. He was inconsolable. Eventually, he managed to choke out, between sobs, “But I don’t want to die! I have so much to do!”
This is no two-burner strategy. This is everything-ism.
Pretty much my entire day today. Pooped. Gym be dammed.
lookinforyellowandpurple: This has happened to me a lot.