Monty Python members to reunite for sci-fi comedy 'Absolutely Anything'

Monty Python members to reunite for sci-fi comedy 'Absolutely Anything'

Dear Spotify and Rdio, it’s only rock ’n roll

Imagine sharing a link to a website with a friend, and that friend returns your email saying “I see you use Chrome. I’m a Firefox user myself so I couldn’t see your LOL cats. Bet it was funny though”.

That’s what it’s like having North American friends using Rdio and European friends using Spotify. It is a right bloody mess. Do you mean to tell me there is no way to convert links from one service to another?

Someone should look into that.

Chances are your heroes are jerks

Every now and then I make a little time and write someone an email, usually for no other reason than to tell that someone that I am a fan and keep up the good work.

I think a large part of the feel good vibe of the design community, or any community for that matter, is to be able to give praise to a hero or just to someone for a job well done. Any designer will tell you that respect and positive feedback from peers is what matters the most.

And I think we can all agree that we love praise. I mean, who doesn’t? As long as it is sincere, right?

You’d be surprised how rare it is with a simple “thank you” in return.

We teach our kids to say please and thank you. But if a complete stranger takes a few minutes of his or her time to pay you a compliment, isn’t it at least common courtesy to say “thank you”?

I don’t know, maybe I was brought up different. Or maybe we should just say sod it, and leave any praise to communities like Dribbble or similar websites, where back patting is all too casual and anonymous.

I won’t stop sending any praise though. On the contrary, I still think there is a place for that in the community.