A quick post I did on Skillcrush.com on why you should ditch the templates and code your online portfolio from scratch.
(via Why You Should Ditch The Template & Code Your Own Online Portfolio | Skillcrush)
(via Bachelorette Parties Where the Naked Man Doesn’t Dance - NYTimes.com)
What a great idea for a bachelorette party!
“On a recent Saturday, Amy Albright was celebrating her bachelorette party on West 14th Street. A table was filled with miniature cupcakes and glasses of pink Champagne. Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ ” played on the stereo. A shirtless waiter took coats. The guests, mostly in their 30s, sat down, waiting for the main attraction: a nude male model.”
10 Success Tips From Tina Fey - Business Insider -
Some good stuff here
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We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 - and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20? — Arthur C. Clark
Gears of War art director: 'It's tough to justify' a female lead character | Joystiq -
Interesting that he describes Anya as being unusual for a female video game character. Its seems to be a bit of a reach to me. I just started playing the GoW series though so I may end up disagreeing with myself but right now just looking at her, she seems to follow the standard for the video game ass-kicking female. Anyway, I appreciate the sentiment. I’ll report back after I’m finished playing.
(via Leia Is Not Enough: Star Wars and the Woman Problem in Hollywood | Underwire | Wired.com)
“Fiction is not Darwinian: It contains no impartial process of evolution that dispassionately produces the events of a fictional universe. Fiction is miraculously, fundamentally Creationist. When we make worlds, we become gods. And gods are responsible for the things they create, particularly when they create them in their own image.”
Freedom Has Its Own Constraints - NYTimes.com -
While I find the title and connection the author is trying to make idiotic, I very much agree with the following insights he has about the show “Girls.”
“But now fast-forward a century, and these social upheavals, beginning auspiciously, have ended badly on “Girls.”
What begins on “Downton” as a new liberty to follow your heart, to dare love that others find unwise, has culminated in “Girls” in romantic pursuits that are dully mercenary and often unwise.
The daughters of the sexual revolution are depicted without much agency: Far from being conquerors, initiators, even equals, the girls of “Girls” are reactors, giving in to an ex who changes his mind, or a gay man wanting to try something, or a financier seeking a threesome that he manages to upgrade to traditionally twosome marriage.
If “Downton” shows a world in which women are starting to claim their own sexuality, “Girls” portrays a sexual dystopia in which those women seem to have negotiated poorly: Men now reliably get what they want, while women must often content themselves with scraps, as when the character Hannah celebrates “almost” satiation in bed as the best she is likely to get.
“Girls” is about atoms that desire in vain to form molecules; about sex lives that breed more confusion than excitement; about people with the liberty to choose every day, on various dimensions, whom to be — and who grow very tired of the choosing.”
I just keep thinking of when Hannah, in season one adjusts her hyperbole to “well, i’m the voice of A generation.”
(via Drinking with Men: A Memoir: Rosie Schaap: Amazon.com: Kindle Store)
“A vivid, funny, and poignant memoir that celebrates the distinct lure of the camaraderie and community one finds drinking in bars.”
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