kung fu grippe


  1. thousandfoldart:

Some podcast fan art.
Love me some 5by5


Wow! Nice™!

    thousandfoldart:

    Some podcast fan art.

    Love me some 5by5

    Wow! Nice™!

  2. pantsformation:

    “Trying to talk somebody out of the stuff that they enjoy in life is like trying to talk them out of their faith or their sexuality. It’s a pointless exercise that can never be anything but acrimonious and will only highlight unnecessary amounts of difference about things that ultimately don’t really matter. Buy the steak you like, worship the god you love, neck with the people that you treasure and don’t worry about the numbers.”

    Merlin Mann // Taken from Episode #91 of Back To Work (1:07:00-1:07:24)

    I am consistently floored at Merlin’s ability to take some aspect of our collective existence that often completely escapes the majority of us and then turn it into something absolutely profound that all at once inspires me and nearly moves me to tears.

    Wow.

    Thanks for the amazing compliment, PF. What a wonderful thing to say.

    And, yes: I am totally quoting myself on my own site. Because I think the head-shaking thoughts contained in that paragraph maybe four times every day, and, frankly, I am very unlikely to ever put it any better than that.

  3. kinkengineering:

Finally!!!  Bulkbag #1 is out!
Sign up here to get yours weekly from Merlin and Dan.

Slab it UP! Boom!

    kinkengineering:

    Finally!!!  Bulkbag #1 is out!

    Sign up here to get yours weekly from Merlin and Dan.

    Slab it UP! Boom!

  4. kinkengineering:

Great episode of back to work this week.  After much talk of apple products and computer stuff, they get on to the topic of preserving your company’s culture.
Back to work Episode 59: Brains all the way down
As the head of a small but growing company I fight with the issue of keeping the culture of invention, enthusiasm, customer service and quality as we add employees, increase our administrative burden and start dealing with bigger projects and customers.  
For example we are half way through our first large scale costume making project for a big budget feature film - it’s awesome, terrifying and rewarding… but has also resulted in the sudden need to colaborate with another company, outside designers, outside suppliers, and have all staff on deck while simultaneously trying to meet our regular customers’ expectations.  Not easy.
But the rewards will be felt by more than just us.   The business will be more secure with a bit more money in the bank so we should be less prone to going out of business (bonus if you like our stuff!).  Our customers will also get access to all the amazing technological innovations that we’ve been forced to put together to make this project fly.   Finally, we’ll come out the back end of this project with a better system in place to absorb this sort of sudden workload without disrupting our normal work flow - so there will be less chance of orders being delayed down the road.
So the timing of the podcast could not be better, since we’re definitely adding people to our community and culture, and I’ve been given a good framework to think about that from the episode.
It’s an exciting time, and anyone who is at all involved in running a project or business should be listening to the back to work podcast.   It certainly makes for a LOT of learning and thought provoking while I keep my hands busy making the latex stuffs.
Also… it was great that Merlin could not help but put a little cameo by Razzledazzle in at 1:12:45 - I jingled my keys a little (in my head) for him.

    kinkengineering:

    Great episode of back to work this week.  After much talk of apple products and computer stuff, they get on to the topic of preserving your company’s culture.

    Back to work Episode 59: Brains all the way down

    As the head of a small but growing company I fight with the issue of keeping the culture of invention, enthusiasm, customer service and quality as we add employees, increase our administrative burden and start dealing with bigger projects and customers.  

    For example we are half way through our first large scale costume making project for a big budget feature film - it’s awesome, terrifying and rewarding… but has also resulted in the sudden need to colaborate with another company, outside designers, outside suppliers, and have all staff on deck while simultaneously trying to meet our regular customers’ expectations.  Not easy.

    But the rewards will be felt by more than just us.   The business will be more secure with a bit more money in the bank so we should be less prone to going out of business (bonus if you like our stuff!).  Our customers will also get access to all the amazing technological innovations that we’ve been forced to put together to make this project fly.   Finally, we’ll come out the back end of this project with a better system in place to absorb this sort of sudden workload without disrupting our normal work flow - so there will be less chance of orders being delayed down the road.

    So the timing of the podcast could not be better, since we’re definitely adding people to our community and culture, and I’ve been given a good framework to think about that from the episode.

    It’s an exciting time, and anyone who is at all involved in running a project or business should be listening to the back to work podcast.   It certainly makes for a LOT of learning and thought provoking while I keep my hands busy making the latex stuffs.

    Also… it was great that Merlin could not help but put a little cameo by Razzledazzle in at 1:12:45 - I jingled my keys a little (in my head) for him.