@Cheri Have you released any yet?

@aa thanks!

@Cheri Maybe as a society we could just dispense with pants altogether?

@manton as an Aussie it might be next year before I get fully vaccinated.

@RossA oh God so sad at the end. Losing a dog is almost like losing a kid. Poor Rambo.

@Cheri add to your research: Bob’s Burgers: Sexy Dance Fighting

@Archimage you can’t just answer “Because I’ve written a book?”

@baldur I think we (by “we” I mean some of our designer brethren) struggle to show the resultant value creation of our design. “Design X will deliver $1m in value to the organisation by making customer experience easier and twenty times more sales will occur. Design Y will thus only deliver $50k.” The choice between Designer Y who works cheap, and Designer X who charges five times more but delivers more than five times the value becomes a very simple and easy business decision to make. Maybe it shouldn’t work that way but it does, because many, if not most, companies are controlled by accountants, and/or funded by shareholders who want a particular return on investment. Money is always the root driver. If you can relate your design to money and value creation then you don’t have to have those arguments about price. Like all trade, arguments about price come about when the value isn’t clearly demonstrated or proven.

@RossA do you use the backlight or read with a night light? My partner has one and I kinda nag her to use the light to better look after her eyesight. Thinking of getting one myself and we’re constantly having the nightlight vs. backlight debate.

@mellowdave That’s exactly how I came to follow you, Dave. So if you’re wrong you’re not on your own.

@whoatowow In fairness to the lumber yard, wood bends over time. It was certainly dead straight when milled, and was probably still straight when stacked. If it sits for a long time, especially as weather changes, it will warp and twist.