Techcrunch. Federated Media - Welcome to our advertising platform. MediaShift. MAKE: Blog. Cynical-C Blog. Initiative. Thursday, 20 April 2006 There’s no other way for me to start this other than by firing away: Last week I left my full-time job at Joyent, for the sole reason so that I can write Daring Fireball as a full-time job.
Two years ago, when I made tentative steps in this direction, it was like I put the idea out there and then poked it with a stick to see what happened. What I’m doing now is like jumping out of a plane with this idea as my parachute. When I launched the membership program two years ago, I wasn’t sure whether it would be a failure, a bonanza, or something in-between. Ends up it was something in-between. What I wanted was for this to be easy — for the revenue from the memberships and t-shirts sales to amount to something that, when combined with the money from a modest dose of advertising, would clearly constitute a reasonable full-time salary. Coudal Partners. Links Miniblog. A design and usability blog: Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals) The <em>Complete New Yorker</em> on your hard drive - The occasional scrivener - Gustaf Erikson's weblog.
Jalopy mentions that you can store the contents of the Complete New Yorker on your hard drive. (I got this link from BoingBoing.) However, the mention is a bit sketchy. What you have to do is update the table Issues in the SQLite database used by the application. A value of 9 in the field DiskID means hard drive. I didn’t notice this, but the very first issue is on the hard drive, which gave anyone with some nous a clue about how this stuff works. So you have to copy all the *.djvu files from the separate DVDs (located in the “Issues” folder there) to the “Issues” folder on the harddrive, then update the database.
Warning: I take no responsibility for any stuff that may happen to your installation if you follow these instructions. Decisive Moments. I make media.
Since January 2012 I have been Chicago magazine’s digital designer and developer. It’s a rad job. I get to make fun things, and I get to create tools that help my colleagues do their jobs faster and better. In 2013 I helped shepherd the magazine’s first digital redesign in six years. It was grueling, but I’m extremely happy with the final product and how it showcases our quality journalism.
Read more about our goals and process and my own design principles in this Society of News Design interview. Other Chicago projects I’m proud of: I like big projects but I also sweat the small stuff, like fussing over smart quotes and seeing how many milliseconds I can shave off load times. Skinnyj. Airbag Industries — Design is not superficial vanity, it's better communication. Subtraction 7.0.
Just a Thought. Who?
Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the author of Design for Community, San Francisco Stories, and has contributed to many other books. Derek is a writer and performer, leading the storytelling magazine/movement Fray. Derek lives in San Francisco with his fiancé, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred.
Wha? Looking for something before that? Join the POWlist so I can send an occasional note to your inbox. It's an honor to be nominated. Fray has been nominated for a Webby Award. This time around seems much calmer, which, in a way, just shows how far the Webbys have fallen. I liked the Webbys then and I like them now. And now comes the part where I ask you, loyal Powazek readers, for a favor. Or, of course, you could just point and laugh and complain that Fray is not a print publication. An Entirely Other Day. Hello, typepad. Plasticbag.org - a weblog by Tom Coates. Community Weblog. Forgotten NY.