Good Stuff 07 06 2014
Easy Animation: GIFs and Cinemagraphs
I remember putting on my list of things I want to learn, "How to create an animated GIF or cinemagraph”. So, I love it when I stumble upon an article that triggers something on “The List”. You know, that never-ending mega list?
How Did You React to Facebook’s “Experiment”?
My first reaction: “WTF” and then, “That's it, I’m really quitting Facebook”. Once again I got my panties in a wad and threatened to leave. In fact, I definitely thought I would. Thankfully, I cooled off and stumbled upon 5 Questions That Decide if Facebook Crossed the Line by Scott Belkin, some I really respect. His article reminded me that questions are always a good approach to think and learn. Scott's article offers up some great ones. Perhaps for now, I’ll just take a break.
Forget Planning Your Life. Make Your Life as You Live It.
Graduation ceremonies are long over but this commencement address by Dan Pink delivered at Northwestern University's Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences is worth your time. Dan is the author of several great books such as “Drive”, “To Sell is Human” and “A Whole New Mind”. He’s quite a force full of interesting ideas. (via BrainPickings.com)
Be an Expert
Why Freelancers Should Specialize (Not Generalize). I'm a big fan of specialization. These 7 reasons to specialize are great reminders on why specialization helps you. Being a generalist just makes you exhausted trying to be everything to everyone.
Iceland is on my bucket list but who knows if I'll ever make it there so, why not go via webcam?
Webcam Iceland allows you to do just that.