the upsurge of content on the web has produced needs for design, and I always appreciate Automattic’s designs across the board. I love what others do with their designs, I love the thoughtfulness of automation they support to make my life easier in ways i hadn’t even thought it could be easier. My thoughts on themes and designs, however, jumped into the spoken word realm.
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So, if you turn on your Public Radio or any government meeting and there’s a millennial with a microphone, you will know of what I speak, right?!
“I get you,” would have been your Millennial response unless you use the “b” option of, “I get it,” trigger words in sentences that indicate you are well informed, enlightened, up-to-speed and are on the same page, usually, however, used as a transition to present exactly why even though they think YOU get it, YOU are wrong.
Which usually then is responded to with the “ultimate” preemptive transition du jour, “So, . . . . . . ” giving everyone in the room the speakers earnest assurances that yes, you may have poked a whole here or there, but ultimately, I am the right decider on this issue.
BEWARE of anyone who uses that qualifier or context. For what is about to be said is usual a load of pre-fab crap to be rejected as the root premise or context for the discussion because its usually qualifies the speaker’s or presenter’s justifications for excusing whatever it is they do not want to consider as relevant or necessary to be responsible for in the discussion, at least not really beyond their stating that statement; yet, the speaker, by voicing it, give the perception and deep assurances that what they’ve just said is a most important element to them and its already addressed or “handled,” and then they try to get your buy-in to that reality with them with that seemingly questioning uptoned, “right?”
These language designs do much like the themes of a blog, creating a tone and a vibe of flow of communication and expression. This one is a deceptive form of communication that disempowers the uninitiated public (especially in public dialogues) through tricks of human emotions and interplay in a public slowly waking up to all the ways this has been done in the past without using such a pervasive cadence theme in our conversations.
This present one is almost as annoying as “Oh My God, For Sure,” of the Valley Girl Language of the 80s, yet way more dangerous because of the political use of it. This new language design, I call “NPRepugnant.” I cannot wait until it goes out of vogue, unfortunately, its only at the beginning of its cycle now. que sera sera.
be aWARe of the language manipulators and remember the truths we hold to be self-evident.
Resonar, designed by Automattic’s own Takashi Irie, made its debut in March. Created for food and design bloggers to showcase photography and longform posts, we’ve loved watching how you’ve turned Resonar on its head.
Here are five of our favorite takes, from simple and chic to full-color and bold.
Writer, filmmaker, and musician Joshua Porter transformed Resonar into a stark, high-impact portfolio site:
He opts for a static front page rather than a regular blog, populating it with a single row of monochrome that link to his books, music, and podcast. A simple menu helps visitors get in touch, hear more music, or dig into his blog posts. Open the widget panel — on Resonar, you’ll find it cleverly hidden behind the three dots to the right of the menu — to reveal his social media connections, including Twitter and Instagram feeds.
Jessie Murray is chronicling…
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i appreciate her poetry. this is a timely one.
So, the corporate model of saving the world is well underway and catching on like wildfire. Its simple, really, bringing together everything that works well together under the common cause to invest time, money and energy into an organization with a highly efficient structure and an ethically visioned ownership, allows simple plug-in apps (or individuals and small 501c3) to manifest the simple shift virtually se(e)mlessly in the everyday world now. nice. Superficial, really, yet everyone’s working on the surface to create a normalized tolerance for all in society on a secular political world … If it can manifest on the surface will it penetrate deeper to sustain?
Truth be told, our new surface chatter of tolerance resonates with our deeper truth we’ve been denying for so long, we are all equal.
How can anyone hate on anyone else from being a socially conscience entrepreneur just because “JoEntrepreneur” uses his soap box to sell what he believes in because that is what JoE has invested in/that is what puts food on the table/that is what he can say in truth and still look in the mirror.
Hmm and these new type of activists, welcome them more than anything else.
for myself, no. generally, i do not buy music when there is so much free music available.
as a gift for someone else? maybe. if that’s what they desire, i see little difference in a scientist and technology working together from two or more songwriters collaborating on creating a musical recording. I could see my daughter wanting that and i’d probably have to be the one to buy it because her dad probably would absolutely refuse to until she wore him down with the love only a daughter can have. now, a scientifically engineered JAZZ album, even her dad would be interested in checking out!
Do I think that scientists that create technologically induced music deserve credit for creating music just like a songwriter? absolutely. do i think that the technology that makes it possible deserve a slice of the songwriting pie? absolutely, not like an equal co-writer, more like when a recording artist puts their name on song and contributes general thoughts and ideas.
I guess I just wonder most of the time, are people really that stupid* or are they just afraid of what others may do to them if others thought they were smarter than the other? Or, maybe, they are not afraid at all, they KNOW they will get fired and choose to not bother being smart in public to their own harm?
Or maybe they think that what they think is something they should keep to themselves? Then I wonder why they do not choose to share them? And then I wonder why I wonder WHY anyone else makes the choices they make? *tangent*
Or, maybe, smart people keep their smart thoughts to themselves because they think they can leverage them later for a paycheck or something? that money thing always seems to be a powerful organizer of thoughts here on planet earth, i wonder what would happen if everyone shared their thoughts just because it was what it took to save the planet?
*I KNOW. I know “stupid” is not “A Nice Word” (as in “use your nice words to say hard things”); yet, sometimes, ‘stupid is as stupid does’ is just the plain truth that deserves no trimmings.
~ recording a reading of this one
i just found, in a plastic commissary bag we would get in jail, in one if those boxes i pulled out of the closet that contains so much of that reality i was born from, one of my first books, “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill.
when my sister sent me a copy in jail, i was like “wtf?” but, at least, I thought at the time, it had a chapter on sex.
yet, in recollection, that was the best book to send anyone in jail. it has helped me understand why and how to manage a life on the outside, in the prison earth most are trying to escape.
I just might start a blog dedicated to the genius of Napoleon Hill and those thoughts he did share with us. or, maybe, now that I’m kinda tweeting regularly, I’ll find someone else who already is and just go from there.
and if you know my thoughts on economic systems this is probably the most confusing thing you would ever think I could or would write. 🙂 confusion, it happens in the juxtaposition of the world out there vs. my thoughts in here.