So a couple people have requested playlist recently for fun-zies, and after a fantastic Justin Townes Earle concert tonight, I was feeling inspired so I whipped up a few. They were made with people in mind, but I thought I’d share ‘em here anyway. The first two I made are for a friend’s cross-country road trip.
Here are the track lists along with a few of my notes (aka what I would blurt out if I were actually in the car listening with her).
aka terms I desperately want to strike from everyone’s vocabulary
My quest to strike needlessly gendered language from the work environment soldiers on!
There are so many bad web forms out there. It makes me smile when I see a good one.
1. Inline validation. No username availability guessing game!
2. Context. They tell you what the information is for and if you can change it later.
3. Info about the field pops up with field focus and doesn’t obnoxiously disappear after the focus changes.
4. They ask about gender in a non-alienating way!! “Other” is not a gender, y’all.
The other day, Twitter came to campus to give a tech talk and afterwards a bunch of us were sitting around talking about all of the cool things you can use Twitter for and how cool it would be to work there. But before I could apply for a job, I had to update my resume.
One of my friends, Chris Marra, somewhat jokingly suggested that I make a resume on Twitter. My response was something like, “Haha… very funny… it would be cute, but… well actually, I kinda like that idea! I’ll give it a shot and see how it turns out.”
So I did. And while I was working on it, I realized that Twitter is a kinda compelling platform to use for documenting and sharing your work history and accomplishments. Here’s why:
1. Keeping it up to date is really really easy. After the initial creation step, all I have to do is add 140 character descriptions when I finish a project, achieve a goal or want to share something relevant. There is no nasty reformatting. No file renaming and version-ing. I just tweet.