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  • Scott 2:01 pm on April 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , meaning in life, ,   

    The most dangerous tradition we hold about work is that it must be serious and meaningless. We believe that we’re paid money to compensate us for work not worthwhile on its own. People who are paid the most are often the most confused, for they know in their hearts how little meaning there is in what they do, for others and for themselves. While money provides status, status doesn’t guarantee meaning. They’re paid well because of how poorly work compensates their souls.

    Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work
     
  • Scott 12:32 pm on April 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: mental health   

    This is a tragic, but really interesting read from the widow of Robin Williams about the brain disease that he suffered from prior to his death in 2014…

    The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain

     
  • Scott 12:12 am on April 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: comedies, , ,   

    You think you hate it now, but wait til you drive it! marketing copy – 1983 Wagon Queen Family Truckster
     
  • Scott 2:47 pm on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: fortune cookies, lunch   

    Today’s Fortune Cookie – You will overcome difficult times.

     
  • Scott 1:23 am on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: confused   

    Wanted: Forks 

    Somehow we only have, like, three forks in this entire house.

    I don’t know how that even happened – we’ve got a billion spoons, but Sara and I literally ate our dinner with toddler forks the other day because all of our forks were either dirty or missing.

    Can you buy just forks without also getting spoons and knives as well???

    I know you can buy them one at a time, but that seems inefficient. We need, like, an eight-pack of forks to help bring balance to our silverware drawer.

    This issue is clearly going to require so much more research than it actually deserves… ūüėõ

     
  • Scott 12:57 pm on April 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: florida life, nice day, outdoors,   

    Current View:

    Soundtrack: Jimmy Buffett – Songs from St. Somewhere

     
  • Scott 9:45 am on April 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: mood, morning, observations,   

    I’m the furthest thing from a morning person, but it’s surprisingly pleasant and welcoming when I drop Christopher off at school and nearly every teacher I pass says, “Good morning!”

     
  • Scott 12:03 am on April 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    I’ve been reading The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work, and aside from all sorts of other inspirational stories and ideas about workplace culture that make Automattic sound like an incredible place to work, I also enjoyed this annotation that pointed me to a blog post by Matt Mullenweg (the company’s founder).

    There’s so much to take in that I could seriously write for days about everything I’ve read so far, but for now I just wanted to share this one quote that really stood out to me about blogging in general…

    I used to think constantly about building an audience for my blog but now my attitude is that if I’m not blogging for myself it’s not worth it.

    This hit home for me because I honestly go back and forth with a lot of my writing projects, admittedly when they’re not rising in popularity as much as I’d like. I often have the internal debate about¬†whether I’m writing¬†for me¬†or¬†for my potential audience¬†… and I know in my heart that the former has to lead because, really,¬†what’s the point¬†if other people love what you’re doing,¬†but you don’t???

    My blog is one project that has really¬†always¬†been for myself because I just use it as a space to write pretty much whatever I want, unfiltered, and it’s exciting to see it approaching¬†the 1,000,000-word mark¬†after having written it now for some 16 years!

    Anyways, I guess my point is just that even as long as I’ve been writing, it’s always nice to stumble across a random affirmation that¬†writing for yourself¬†first and foremost is a perfectly fine perspective to take. ūüėČ

     
  • Scott 3:54 pm on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , music,   

    My absolute favorite thing in the world right now is listening to Christopher singing Shake It Off! in the backseat.

     
  • Scott 1:26 pm on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: troubleshooting, ,   

    Boy, troubleshooting which plugin hosed the wp-admin section of a WordPress multisite install SUCKS!!!

     
    • Scott 1:30 pm on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I recently just updated to PHP 7.2, so I’m guessing one of these things is using something that’s no longer supported … but which one???

      • Scott 1:43 pm on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Found it! Stupid pro upgrade helper plugin for NextScripts SNAP for social network auto-posting. I’ve had more and more problems with this plugin either not recognizing the license I paid for or just not auto-posting altogether … maybe it’s finally time to find a better solution!

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