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"Photoshop is just like makeup. When it’s done well it looks great, and when it’s overdone you look like a crazy asshole."

- Tina Fey, Bossypants
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"The toilet flushes as you walk away, the sink turns on as you put your hands under it, a paper towel dispenses with a wave of a hand. This is everyday magic, so natural we seldom even think about it. These are the kind of gestural interfaces I want to have in my living room, my kitchen, my workplace…interactions that blend into our activities, enhancing them in ways that aren’t gimmicky or tiring and yet are beautiful, fluid, expressive!"

- Dan Saffer, Designing Devices
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“When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. So create”

why the lucky stiff, the persona formerly used by an anonymous and prolific writer, cartoonist, musician, artist, and computer programmer notable for his work with the Ruby programming language. Along with Yukihiro Matsumoto and David Heinemeier Hansson, he was seen as a key figure in the Ruby community.

Source: cdn.verboselogging.com
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"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff."

- Carl Sagan
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"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."

- Douglas Adams
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http://occupywriters.com/by-lemony-snicket

"Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink." - Lemony Snicket

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"Information is important. We design for fools."

- Peter Vink
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"History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake."

- Stephen Dedalus (via James Joyce), Ulysses
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Dan sends us word of his new project, OldSF.org, which overlays 13,000 images from the San Francisco Public Library’s Historical Photograph Collection with their locations on a map of San Francisco. The result? A time-travelling google street view. Spend a couple of hours on it today and impress your friends this weekend at Dolores Park with a […]

[via Mission Mission]

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"Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics…they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation."

- STATEMENT on Sesame Street's Facebook page, in response to an online petition calling for Bert and Ernie to get married