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It's funny how my Vietnamese neighbor keeps asking me whether I'm going to work when we meet on the stairs although I told her multiple times that I work from home (or remote). I didn't succeed communicating that properly (yet) ;)

They’re making me work (having to choose another browser, which I don’t want) instead of fixing the experience for me. Not good…

„Oh, it’s a bug in Safari. You can use Chrome, Edge etc. instead.“, a company representative said in the Olark-powered customer chat when I asked him whether they planned to fix the non-working navigation on their FAQ page (one of the most important pages!). I have a strong feeling that it’s not Apple’s job to fix a navigation issue on their website but theirs, and it turned me off because the responsibility for an optimal customer experience is theirs as well.

I raced through 40 pages of a branding guide today to start my voiceover business on the right foot. When it comes to branding, Cory Miller is the authority. With his guide, he crafted a little masterpiece! You can download it here:

I have a certain fascination to see people from different industries meet and talk. It's like watching a nuclear fusion but on a human level. Maybe it's because I'm a „social jumper“ who has no fixed circles.

I'm not sure how this device can please me as a writer, but since I've sent the last half an hour reading about the device it must have some appeal to me. I'm talking a Freewrite - a typewriter that looks 80s but has modern tech under the hood. Key feature: No distraction and separation from distraction devices.

Besides, he mentions 4 areas critical to your „happy“ path in life:

1. Parenting („failed parenting strategies“)
2. Technology („instant gratification“ through social media dopamine)
3. Impatience (as described above)
4. Environment (corporate, social, nature etc.)

Job satisfaction and strength of relationships (as well as love (of life), joy, self-confidence and learning a skill set etc.) all take time. That’s why learning to have patience is so crucial for today’s millennial generation - me, too. It’s „slow, meandering, uncomfortable, messy processes“ on a long arduous (hard) journey, says Simon Sinek

Content isn't "free" when there are ads. The longer I work in advertising, the more this idea that content w/ads is "Free" bothers me. It's not free at all. You're paying for it with your time and attention to sponsored content, and how that content then drives you to take actions. It's not "free."

Finally, Facebook is going to create a filter so I only need to see updates from my landed friends.
Facebook's new patent to determine its users' social class. (p4-8)

Why can't we just all go to sleep and meet in our dreams instead?

Watched last night and like the strategy aspect of the sport.

I noticed my spoken English in conversations sucks, my German accent is obvious. But I also noticed when recording for voiceover my English sounds better. I think it's what some singers have: When they speak they have a tick (e.g. a lisp) but when they sing it's all gone.

Impossible goals and people craving for interesting stories; Aaron Dowd is sharing his epiphany on the love people feel for stories and for those who have stories to tell. “Want People to Remember You? Set Huge Goals for Yourself”

The Difference Between Free/Libre and Open Source

“Free/Libre = Open Source + Ethics
Open Source = Free/Libre - Ethics”

—Christophe Lafon-Roudier, @Framasoft

I wanna hear "HOLY - Heard Her" in one of the next indie films - sooo soundtrack-worthy (via Hype Machine)

The magic of writing is that you start thinking.

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