As a counterpoint to RGBY being inherently generic, the old rainbow Apple logo was distinctive *not* because it had more colours, but because the vertical stack evoked a rainbow. Colouring by quadrant instead results in very specific type of Cronenberg monster.

If you want a brand to be friendly in a generic kind of way, there is a lot of gravity towards red, green, blue, and yellow. Slack has grown into an enterprise product, and now it looks like one.

No More Oppatoo: Why kids make the years feel short, even when the days feel long.

allenpike.com/2018/no-more-opp

Today @danieltiger@twitter.com and I launched Fun Fact, a bi-weekly podcast about very important facts. You can open it in your favourite podcast player here, as long as your favourite podcast player is Overcast or Castro: funfact.fm/subscribe/

Setting up a new website, DNS, and HTTPS using @Netlify@twitter.com is so much easier than it was in the Old Times that it gives me joy. I am so stoked about rapid DNS propagation right now people

Leadership Mode Activate: The allure of still doing “individual contributor” work as a manager, and how you can do better than that.

allenpike.com/2018/leadership-

In terms of PR systems, consider Rural Urban. This system would give most people in BC the chance to rank their preferred candidates, yet also give remote areas smaller districts, which was their objection during the last PR referendum. It’s a compromise, but a good one I think.

This is the week for BC residents to mail your proportional representation ballots. Our current system, First Past the Post, is outdated and often results in parties getting far more power than their share of the vote. I think any of the PR options would be an improvement.

Does anybody use or know of a service for getting more control over Github Issues notification emails? For example, a daily digest of newly opened and closed issues?

Still unsure how to vote in Vancouver? I’ve added three example Council ballots to the election guide. Polls are open until 8pm.

allenpike.com/2018/vancouver-e

Some updates to my election guide based on new polling and feedback:
- Noted that it’s safe to vote for Shauna Sylvester
- Refined my blurb on ProVancouver, whose supporters are not pleased with this guide and would like to argue on Twitter about it
allenpike.com/2018/vancouver-e

Vancouver Election Guide, 2018: Why next week’s election is interesting, and how each party may (or may not) tackle the housing crisis.

allenpike.com/2018/vancouver-e

Of course, what is horrifying is subjective from person to person. Not everybody would be horrified by a baby mobile decorated with a skull, a detached ear, and an ominous pulsing blackness

With so many tech brands using generic illustration styles, you've gotta give credit to Mailchimp for instead choosing one that is straight-up horrifying underconsideration.com/brandne

White Guys Are the Worst: Wherein I see a birdsite locust swarm up close.

allenpike.com/2018/white-guys/

*Castro announces alternate app icons feature* Yawn, how is that a critical feature

*Castro launches alternative app icons feature* I’ve stopped accidentally tapping on Spotify when I want Castro! This is amazing and a critical feature!

Good news: We're working on a new design for the Steamclock website and it's nice.
Bad news: Looking at the existing website now causes me physical pain.

I’ve been angsty about how little work we’ve done on our spy game this spring, but tonight I fixed a bug that’s been plaguing my dreams, so 💯

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