On Meetings:

There’s nothing more toxic to productivity than a meeting. Here’s a few reasons why:

They break your work day into small, incoherent pieces that disrupt your natural workflow

They’re usually about words and abstract concepts, not real things (like a piece of code or some interface design)

They usually convey an abysmally small amount of information per minute

They often contain at least one moron that inevitably gets his turn to waste everyone’s time with nonsense

They drift off-subject easier than a Chicago cab in heavy snow

They frequently have agendas so vague nobody is really sure what they are about

They require thorough preparation that people rarely do anyway

For those times when you absolutely must have a meeting (this should be a rare event), stick to these simple rules:

Set a 30 minute timer. When it rings, meeting’s over. Period.
Invite as few people as possible.
Never have a meeting without a clear agenda.

Excerpt from Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson


Metrodome Demolition from Parking Lot of First Covenant Church via Daniel Collison

Dang it! I wish I’d known this was happening… would have loved to be there.

All our sickness all our sorrows
Jesus carried up the hill
He has walked this path before us
He is walking with us still
Turning tragedy to triumph
Turning agony to praise
There is blessing in the battle
So take heart and stand amazed
When you cry to him he hears your voice
He will wipe away your tears
In the midst of suffering
He will help you sing…

From the song, “Rejoice” by Dustin Kensrue

These lyrics have been really resonating with me lately.

I’d like to dedicate this video to my new born son, Oliver. Also, for the record, I love Kid President!

you, you’re awesome, you’re made that way. you’re made from love, to be love, to spread love. love is always louder, not matter what. even if hate has a blow horn, love is louder. so let your life be loud!
— Kid President

New Comeback Kid album, Die Knowing out March 4th! I’ve been starting to get back into hardcore music lately and new Comeback Kid will definitely help to keep that going.

Well, this made me smile…

Well, this made me smile…

Reblogged from Def Jam Recordings
I really love Jon Contino’s work but I particularly love his latest project! Click here to see more.

I really love Jon Contino’s work but I particularly love his latest project! Click here to see more.

NEW MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA SONG!!! Yes, I’m excited! Song’s called “Top Notch” and it’s from their new album Cope out 4/1. Check it out!

Reblogged from STAG