Yay for coffee!
Beautiful coffee roasting video that gets to the heart of the obsession with the perfect cup.
It’s hard to find a parenting article these days that doesn’t preach about the evils of saying “No” to your kids.
I’m going to throw it out there that maybe one of the causes of everything that’s wrong in the world today is that we don’t hear the word “No” enough. Life isn’t just about saying “Yes” to things that are right. It’s also about saying “No” to things that aren’t - things that are morally wrong, or could hurt us, or aren’t worthy of our time and attention.
By painting the word “No” as a thing from the devil we’re losing the vocabulary to deal with the distinction between what matters and what doesn’t. What’s right and what’s wrong. What’s edifying and what’s harmful.
Sometimes “No” is absolutely the appropriate thing to say. I’m fairly convinced that saying things like “No, don’t run into the road because a car could hit you” helps to teach our kids to say “No” to more metaphorical potential car crashes as they grow up.
Working people to death to ship any one feature or product is a poor strategy, as it reduces the capacity to ship the next feature or product (burn out, build-up of bad rush practices). It’s far more important to have a system for shipping that improves over the long term than one that heroically manages one monster push.
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Flat White cappuccino at Pink Coffee Boutique in Cape Town.
I know I’m really behind the curve on this one, but this song completely floors me.
Brand new covers for five of George Orwell’s works feature in a new series published today by Penguin and designed by David Pearson. The set includes a remarkable take on Orwell’s most well known novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four…