“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”—Steve Jobs (via skysignal) (via kevintwohy) (via mikehudack)
Ok, so you can theme the look and style of your gmail now. Shoot, I look at this page more than any page on the internet, might as well be prettier eh? Up until now I’ve used the FF plugin Gmail Redesigned and I’ve gotten pretty tired of that look too, so I was stoked to hear about Gmail Themes.
And yeah, that’s about it. Can’t add my own, tweak them, etc. Mayhaps that’s coming soon.
For now, my crazy inbox at least looks prettier. That’ll help me respond quicker, right? Right?
As you already know, I was let go from [redacted] and have been forced to move to Laos. I am now (?) to a 19 yr. old woman named Pon Kim Ying. We’re expecting twins in February. We have just purchased our first 15 acres of land where I will be growing poppy in order to start my own heroine plant. It has been a dream of mine for years.
Hope all is well with you and your invasion of Denmark.
hola Drewby. can’t believe we missed you last time. Still it seems we’re all run off our feet as you probably are what with getting more tats and all :) I just popped back home for a couple of weeks of fun in the sun but very quickly back to harsh reality (and bloody cold weather). I heard you moved to San Fran which is very cool. I usually fly through SFO and would’ve ducked out for a catch up but was stuck going through LAX this time.
“Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, cultivate the gift of taciturnity, and consume your own smoke with an extra draft of hard work, so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints.”—William Osler
The likely life/death of PR as we know it is being greatly underexaggerated.
Is PR dead? Well, let’s talk about what PR means.
Definition of PR:
The art or science of establishing and promoting a favorable relationship with the public.
More and more, companies are seeing the value of reaching out to the public themselves, rather than having a PR firm handle it for them. Some bloggers and journalists loathe hearing from “PR professionals”, adding yet another layer to an already difficult communication pipeline.
For example, if you think your company is worthy of being written about at TechCrunch, having a PR firm prepare a “presentation” or “package” for Michael Arrington might not be the best way to go about it. If you believe in your product or service 110%, that passion and that message should come from someone within the company. There is no PR professional in the world who can care about what you’re “selling” than you.
That’s not to say that PR professionals will become extinct. I think they need to catch up to how journalists would like to be reached and communicated with. You cannot force something onto someone and expect the response that you want. Your message has to be personal, fit in some type of context (ie: not sending engadget a story about a web app). PR firms help with some mainstream media outlets, mostly because they have existing connections. And if their connections prefer to hear from professional PR folks, then great.
But in technology, where bloggers are so important, intelligent, and regarded highly…it just doesn’t jive.
It’s not about death or life of “PR” as we know it. It needs to evolve. As companies have evolved in how they reach the “public”. Lets look at Zappos, JetBlue, now DunkinDonuts. They’re on Twitter, and reaching out directly to their targets.
By saying “life or death” we’re underexaggerating the real issue, which is the evolution.