1. Arrive at Panera before 9:30 (check)
2. Order breakfast before line is out the door (check)
3. Find comfy bench-table with electrical outlet close by (check)
4. Eat (check)
5. Setup computer (check)
6. Setup iPod and phone (check)
7. Read e-mail and news (check)
8. Get in mindset to code (check)
9. Start coding (check)
10. Look very serious and focused (check)
11. Have someone arrange their baby in a stroller right freakin next to you with the baby screaming its head off (check)
12. Smile and act like it doesn't bother you (check)
13. Return to coding and crank up iPod volume (check)
14. Have baby throw toys at you (check)
15. Repeat "serenity now" (check)
16. Focus on cute chick sitting across from you (check)
17. Feel bad that you've been in Panera way too long now (check)
18. Go back to coding... (check)
And while it's an interesting read, the "extreme patriotism" is a bit too much:
This was released 1986-1987. It is taken from a series of videos that were "woven together into a mesmerizing and sometimes disturbing glimpse into Matt Johnson's imagination" (thank you Amazon.com). If you know anything about this time period in Matt's life, it's probably better described as a documentary detailing his highs, lows, and really lows. There are elements of low-fi, before that was considered cool. And while it appears dated now, I can't really explain the influence it's had on me ever since I first saw it. Too bad the audio-video is out of sync on this YouTube version --sorta kills the impact.
Now, many of you will read this article and wonder "but what does Jay think about this?". That's a very important question so here goes. I think there are some valid points, but he's missed an important part of the equation: economies of scale. The more consumers buy CFLs, the lower the cost and (likely) higher the quality. Things can only improve. On the other hand, two and three year RoI's will still be too high for many people (those who favor apartments, travel a lot, switch jobs and move a lot, etc.). Your comments? Are you switching out your standard bulbs for CFLs?
P.S. yes Jim, this is boring stuff, but I can't change the world without your help.
1. Don't use dating services. Just hang-out at dance clubs. This point is also supported by my brother Chris.
2. On every opportunity, buy chicks drinks --particularly cheap stuff like beer.
4. Target the hottest chicks you can find --way out of your league.
5. You so do not have to work out or care about your physical appearance. In the end, it doesn't matter.
6. Follow-up later to remind those chicks you bought drink(s).
7. Dumb, funny and innocent work as well if not better than smart, serious and aggressive.
8. Contrary to the science behind alcohol and what depressants do to the male body, it actually makes for fantastic sex.
9. Don't wear protection --act too drunk or stupid to use something. Particularly if they are as drunk as you.
10. Go back to their place, not yours. It'll smell better and there won't be pubes on the toilet seat.
11. If you don't have a car, money, job or place of your own, you can turn everything around by waking up one morning and getting a job with a local Internet startup.
12. Bond with the target girl's sister's husband. Because they are always nice and love it when you mooch.
14. Have the baby --most everyone will be happy about it and everything will fall into place.
19. Taking people aside to speak with them totally calms them down and changes their way of thinking.
20. Don't go in the delivery room.
OK boys and girls, it's time to boycott Urban Outfitters. What a crappy design. And I cringe at the thought of seeing some frat guy wearing one around the mall...
Do you think these guys realize the headline might be understood differently by non-IT people?
Clearly cuter than Jim K's icky dog...