I worked on designing and implementing a new editing interface on WordPress.com and my favorite feature is the fullscreen mode. I redesigned it to be as clean and zen-like as possible. I love using it and hope you do too.
Julie Zhuo nails it on the head again. This time she writes about how we should stop glorifying the idea people and start paying attention to the ones who actually follow through and get it done.
Ideas are like candy—colorful, fun, easy to indulge in.
The hard part—the part that really matters—is the follow-through.
If you have 5 minutes, read the full post.
Oliver Sacks writes a beautifully sad piece about being face to face with dying. Although it isn’t pleasant, its good to be reminded and aware of this perspective of life.
Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts. This does not mean I am finished with life.
On the contrary, I feel intensely alive, and I want and hope in the time that remains to deepen my friendships, to say farewell to those I love, to write more, to travel if I have the strength, to achieve new levels of understanding and insight.
This will involve audacity, clarity and plain speaking; trying to straighten my accounts with the world. But there will be time, too, for some fun (and even some silliness, as well).
I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential. I must focus on myself, my work and my friends. I shall no longer look at “NewsHour” every night. I shall no longer pay any attention to politics or arguments about global warming.
Richard Branson’s take on flexible working:
Flexible working is smart working. Screw business as usual. If you trust your people to make their own decisions, they will reward you.
“I agree,” I think as I sit in a coffee shop at 2pm in a city I moved to just for the heck of it.
Read the full article: Flexible working is smart working – Virgin.com.
Lara Hogan’s interesting view on quitting:
Most importantly, quitting a big thing means that there will be plenty of room in your life for your next big thing. If you exclusively quit little things, there may not be room for you to pick up your next big opportunity.
Read the full article on The Pastry Box.
Time lapse on the M train, going over the Manhattan Bridge before heading underground.