Share a story of personal defeat

Every now and then I try to collect infos and books over a topic. Let’s say text editors.

At university it was Vim; after coming to Mac, years ago, I started documenting over TextMate. Lately it’s been the turn of Sublime Text

I read introductions, how to correctly install, maybe apply a graphical theme to the app (this remembers me I have to post some resources I found over Sublime Text themes) and the first chapter.

Then something comes by and I get distracted. Time passes by, the ebooks/guide remains unread and I use all those extra-useful apps at 0,05% of their power.

For me this kind of behaviour is a personal failure… and sharing those feelings here, I’ve accomplished my participation to the latest task on the Daily Post series over Desk App Community…

Installing the Xcode command line tools on 10.7.x and later

kOoLiNuS:

As always a great post on Der Flounder. Check it out!

Originally posted on Der Flounder:

A number of Mac admins need to provide the Xcode Command Line Tools for the Macs in their environments, either as part of building machines or afterwards. To help with this task, I’ve developed a script that will download and install the Xcode Command Line Tools on Macs running 10.7.x and higher. See below the jump for more details.

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help the opening of the All About Apple Museum

All About Apple is THE reference point for the collection of Apple products that, where possible, will be made operating, cataloged and displayed to the public. A group for all fans of the fantastic Apple world. One of its most famous and extraordinary initiatives is the All About Apple Museum →

The All About Apple Museum is the most comprehensive museum in the world containing nearly all the production of Apple’s personal computers from the dawn of 1976 to the present day.

Now the members have started this fundraising campaign to help and finance the builing of the newest, permanent, location of the museum alongside the Savona Port Authority in Italy.

If you’re interested please point your browser to the All About Apple Museum 3.0 initiative. And spread the word!

why so sad?

So being unsettled and wanting more out of life is not a millennial problem or a hipster problem or a ‘whatever new word marketers are using to describe young people’ problem. It’s really a problem of being ‘plugged in’ all the time, and never being given the freedom to shut off.

You need a break. Just retire. Then start on something new. You may fail. But ultimately you’ll thank yourself later.

Paul Cantor on Medium: https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/the-new-retirement-age-is-thirty-547114ab60ef

But Where Do People Work in This Office?

I could go on and on and on. The pattern keeps repeating. With everything we know about openplan offices, why are these mega-rich companies knocking themselves out to hire the very best and brightest minds from the world’s best universities, paying them huge salaries, tapping world-class architects to design artisanal office spaces in the most expensive place in the country, and then cramming desks together in noisy bullpens?

Matt Blodgett, But Where Do People Work in This Office? →

On his post Matt asks a question that has always come to my mind when seeing those Big Company workplaces on magazines and specialized blogs.

My desk is usually messy, in a room of four and a lot of times I feel we’re too many, especially when each of us is at work on something different, with different people coming in … in person or via a Skype or phone call.

living a freelance life

Freelancing: How to talk yourself into charging more →

Andy Adams wrote that piece above on how to price your own job when you’re living your working life as a freelance. While in theory I agree on everything, in practice – at least in Italy and also in Europe, as far as I’ve seen – I am not sold. I mean: one has to know the bare minimum monthly/yearly income to pair expenses … including the home’s commodities and everyday meals.

But then you have to face the “market” … which at the moment is like the wild west. I have seen jobs accounted for 1/10 of the actual value. Where the employer counts the money BEFORE the result, leaving the problems from poor results for subsequent disputes…