On 31 March, 2017, Gilbert Baker the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag sadly passed away. Mr. Baker was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free font inspired by the design language of the iconic Rainbow Flag, the font was named ‘Gilbert’ after Mr. Baker.
Most companies out there fail to recognize that becoming a manager isn’t a promotion but a career change. This is clearly represented in the new manager death spiral model
the manager is truly trying to do their best, but the lack of training and the old skills will set them up for these stumbling blocks.
It’s always a pleasure to read a post from Davide, who looks at things from uncommon viewpoints and make you double think each topic, making you to reconsider your opinion or deepening the subject!
A couple of weeks ago I’ve attended a speech by my friend Franz Vitulli, a product manager for Human Made: one of the biggest firm in the WordPress consulting world.
That should be a great place to work, with lots of great people (and coder and workers). So at one time a guy asked Franz how Human Made choose its collaborators; and Franz told that mostly that process is driven by ‘cultural fitness’ …
Now imagine the smile on my face when I saw this Dilbert strip today 🙂
Stop learning by consuming. Start learning by creating.
Stop learning by researching. Start learning by doing.
Stop learning by listening. Start learning by talking.
Stop learning by reading. Start learning by writing.
Stop learning by watching the game. Start learning by playing it.
Stop postponing. Start taking action.
In 1993 cypherpunk Eric Huges wrote this manifesto about privacy and safe use of ‘the web’. It’s just sad, and scary, that 24 years later we’re still to obtain those manifesto’s goals…
Our growth, both personally and as a society, is dependent on knowledge. And yet. Our brains are only so big, and our physical capabilities limited. Are we meant to know everything? Do we really need all this information just because it is available to us? Is this where we break?
Tobias van Schneider
It’s a know fact my long time friendship with Nicola D’Agostino. It’s also known that we share a certain number of passion and interests, among with the software and the hardware made in Cupertino, California. And lots of times here, on Twitter and around the web I’ve talked about some cool content on his project Stories of Apple…
Today I’d like to spend some more words on this project, inviting you to support this historiographical job that he’s making since 2007 (in this form). Staring with a 2$/month contribute you can sponsor his work thanks to the crowdfunding site Patreon.
With this money we can support his job maintaining 2 websites, 1 Instagram account, a rich Tumblr profile and some exclusive content over Patreon website itself…
If I get enough support by readers on Patreon, I will be able to write more original stuff and even try my hand at some more ambitious projects, like regular columns and videos.
Over the Patreon platform you will be able to check the level of support you’re more comfortable: starting with the Vice President level (2$ per month) up to iCEO (15$ or more per month) 😀 … each with his own level of benefits and ‘power’ in the future of the project.
As in any of his actions, very politely and humbly Nicola has decided to undertake this financing road to better realize this enormous job of documenting Apple (and computing) history over the decades, avoiding the worst form of monetization available today (banners, targeted ads, hidden referral links and so on). He respects his readers, but he’s in a position to ask for help to go on…
I have decided to support Stories Of Apple and this take on web content publications by Nicola, and I’ve started as a Vice President… if we ‘all’ join in we can contribute to enrich the Web with a little and shiny diamond…