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Comment: Practical List (Score 4, Insightful) 583 583

1. Please, do what you love, love what you do...
2. See #1 (otherwise, life sucks...)
3. Keep commute time minimal
4. Have a life outside of work, really, enjoy life, or at least try...
5. There is always something that is due ASAP
6. There will always be someone you really dislike at work, deal with it 7. Start contributing to 401k, max out your contribution, or at least do company match if it's available. Remember, it's cumulative, the earlier you start, the better off you are.

Off the top of my head, I'm sure there are many more and possibly better suggestions...

Comment: Re:I hope they dont put toby as the next spider ma (Score 1) 98 98

Sir, I know Peter Parker and Tobey Maguire was no Peter Parker...

Sorry, I'm old, Tobey Maguire should not have been cast as Spider Man, and Dunst should not have been Mary Jane. Do you remember how hot Mary Jane was in the comic? Dunst? no thanks... And performances? not convincing... believability and appearance are part of performance. Some actors define a role and make it almost impossible to be replaced, say like Jackman as Wolverine for instance, this is good casting, believability and good acting/performance

I much prefered and thought Garfield and Stone were better casted and more believable. but apparently Garfield is out for this reboot, oh well...

Comment: Re:Idiots... (Score 1) 422 422

Great points!

Quantity is making quality less important

This and most of what you said could be applied to the music space as well.
These (music and photography) are two of the most recent skilled professions to become obsolete, just wait until they have perfected the affordable consumer edition 3d printer... professions will disappear quicker than do-do birds...

Comment: Re:Visualization (Score 1) 175 175

Good advice.
I'd add Scratch to this list (http://scratch.mit.edu/).
I'm not sure if they can all get a working laptop? maybe team up with a local linux group to provide old low cost or refurbished laptops running linux? install scratch (free) challenge them to build something that interests them
The key is capitalizing/capturing their interest. good luck.

Comment: Choose a CMS you like (Score 5, Insightful) 302 302

Well, it really depends what they need but most folks want a website they can 'control' to some ability and with lot's of built in features. As you said there are many CMS' out there. I'd say pick one which appeals to you, maybe one which has a separate template system, since you're a designer, you can make a nice front end, that is all they will care about anyway. (with template scaffolding this should speed up development time).

I know all the php/wordpress snobs on /. will dismiss this and laugh but personally if i'm building a site for someone (usually for no money and limited time) I just install wordpress, 'secure it', then use or modify a theme. Just basic stuff, you can remove the meta links from the front page and other tweaks and now they have fully functioning site that you don't have to do much to. If you are hosting it, be prepared to apply security patches the instant they come out and backup the db.

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