Creative people commonly lament about being “blocked,” perpetually stuck and unable to produce work when necessary. Blocks spring from the imbalanced relationship of How and Why: either we have an idea, but lack the skills to execute; or we have skills, but lack a message, idea, or purpose for the work. The most despised and … Continue reading On Creative Blocks
If you write any sort of code or markup in iOS 11, constantly getting curly quotes out of your keyboard will drive you crazy. The feature is called Smart Punctuation and here is how to turn it off: Go to Settings > General > Keyboard. Toggle off Smart Punctuation.
You aren’t the first to romanticize failure. Keats was way ahead of you: Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully avoid. … Continue reading
There is but one cure for ignorance: enlightenment! Lesser treatments, such as ‘selling the masses,’ political activism, and the like, are an utter waste of time; as well try to bring daylight by cursing the darkness!” (To Free or Freeze, p. 18)