Jul 27, 2014
One of the cites we like to visit is called “Clients from Hell.” There, you can find all sorts of interesting stories in dealing with clients in the graphics world. As a friend of ours says “it is about as real life as it can get.”
One of the stories caught our eye was this one:
So last week I tried using a language analogy for a client’s project. The project manager said the project was straight HTML/CSS when in fact it was C++.
To help him understand the problem I used this analogy: “Let’s say you’re asking me to write something in a specific language, I am fluent in English and Spanish. Meanwhile, your project is in Chinese. Since I don’t know Chinese and it is not remotely similar to any of the languages I know, I am not your best option for this project. You need someone who is fluent in this specific language for the project to be successful and stay on budget.”
He said he understood and thanked me for my time.
This morning I received an IM from another developer asking: “Why is ‘so and so’ asking us if we are fluent in Chinese?”
We’re still laughing at that one.
Jul 18, 2014
….. when his legs arrive from Miami.
Photoshop is hard – even for “professionals.”
(Source: “Hot In Cleveland” Facebook page.)
Jul 15, 2014
Now you know.
Typebars notwithstanding, a good old fashioned typewriter will never let you down. Ask any hipster.
(Courtesy Something of That Ilk.)
Jul 1, 2014
We have featured the political cartoons of A.F. Branco before, and this week he has two that made us chuckle.
Hillary Book Tour
Passing the Smell Test
Courtesy A.F. Branco
Jun 27, 2014
(Courtesy Fowl Language.)
Jun 18, 2014
When we decided years ago to start this blog, we never thought that we post one version of Sir Mix Alot’s “Baby Got Back” (see here for the song being performed by the Seattle Symphony’s Sonic Evolution) much less a second version of the song within ten days.
NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps Sir Mix-A-Lots classic “Baby Got Back.”
Jun 8, 2014
Tactical Firearms out of Katy, Texas seems to have some definitive feelings on recent and ongoing events in the world.
It is predicted that the company will receive visits from the IRS, the ATF and OSHA in the near future.