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I have been using this program to develop an important aspect of life: choices. This makes sense if you’re reading my messages but it’s pretty obvious that it doesn’t work for everyone. I’d like to explain what happened so far: I used my phone to text someone. My phone has ...more +

1 year ago

For Free or Not For Free? How (Whether?) to Utilize Spec Work

That is the question, my friends. Do you show a little leg by doing speculative work (“spec work” for us cool kids) or demand payment for every hour spent? The topic’s been widely debated recently, with one agency (Toronto’s Zulu Alpha Kilo) even going so far as to make a ...more +

1 year ago

Like Tweets in Rain: The Library of Congress Tries to Archive Twitter

Back in 2010, the US Library of Congress announced their intent to begin archiving Twitter–all of it. Dubbed the Twitter Research Access Project, every public tweet fired off since Twitter’s inception was to be stored for later retrieval in the hallowed library. Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that the LOC had ...more +

1 year ago

Portland Design in the 1960s: Marilyn Holsinger

Marvelous Marilyn. That's what they called her at Portland’s influential freelancers collective, Studio 1030, where Marilyn Holsinger was the group’s only woman artist in 1960. Marilyn was marvelous by all accounts, but also a serious career woman. She held 11 design positions across 40 years and three states. She worked ...more +

1 year ago

RUNT. The Brewing of a Brand (Recap)

We always bring beer to RUNT. You could call it one of our “core values.” On May 17, at Downstream in NW Portland, we doubled down on suds. Not only did we bring along [a lot] more beers, but the brewers and branders behind them as well: Buoy Beer Company ...more +

1 year ago

Helpful Notes from Nick, Vol. 3: Perks & Representation

Advice columns go way back, apparently. This 2015 piece from The Atlantic includes some questions submitted to a 1690s British periodical called The Athenian Mercury. Based on the examples below, the inquiries of literate intellectuals at the time ranged from casual planetary colorism to questions that could have been written ...more +

1 year ago

Playing Dress-up: Networking

Networking is a necessary evil. Some people love the thrill of making professional connections and discovering new leads. Others find it tedious to have to be charming and gregarious when you’d rather be sitting alone at the end of a bar during happy hour. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s ...more +

1 year ago

Tracking Social Technology & Voter Engagement

I've noticed that, for the first time in my life, I'm overwhelmed by politics. In high school, it was a topic that sometimes came up among my debate-team friends. In college, and my early years of employment, it was a side conversation. Now I can't go a day without someone ...more +

1 year ago

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