How Designers Destroyed the World

TLDW is that we are responsible for everything we put into the world, and think hard about what we make and what impact it has on those around us. This way of thinking about things really resonates with me. I like to think that the real afterlife is the legacy you leave behind. It’s how your kids, grand kids, and so on remember you, what you did, and what you stood for. I just hope that I put more good than bad into the world.

And I wonder when we broke everything so thoroughly

Every night, homeless people construct their nightly shelters outside the Quaker meeting house. Quakers will not make you leave. And have a high level of empathy. A few weeks ago I was walking home and there was a woman, a homeless woman, setting up a space. She’d unrolled a rug. And a chair. And a toy stove. The big chunky plastic ones kids play with. And that’s when I noticed the kid. A girl. About five or six years old. And realized her mother was setting up a space for the girl to feel at home.

via The Pastry Box Project | 18 December 2013, baked by Mike Monteiro.

Social Share Links in iContact

We’ve been sending out html emails with a service called iContact lately. The only issue is that unlike other email providers they don’t provide automatic social links, but they do give you [webversionurl] that is replaced with the url to the online web version of your email. You can place that in the url attribute of a sharing url you can create your own share buttons. There are a few steps to do it right which can get a little tedious, so I created this little tool to general the twitter and facebook urls for the text you enter.



Remove Close Tag Binding in Sublime Text 3

Update: Turns out there is an option I overlooked in the config, so all that actually needs to happen is this line needs to be added to your sublime settings file "auto_close_tags": false

Sublime Text 3 auto closes tags when you use type </ which I don’t like  since I’ve usually finished typing the tag name by the time the completion has run, so I disabled it using this key binding. You can’t use the usual `unbind` as the command because it disables your / key.