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I'm Roger Stringer: a father, writer, developer, consultant, chef, speaker. Founder of TheInterviewr.

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Effortless

 

When John Coltrane plays the melody early in the track Harmonique, you can hear some of the notes crack.

Of course, Coltrane was completely capable of playing these notes the traditional way. And yet he didn’t.

It’s this effort and humanity that touches us about his solo, not just the melody.

Sometimes, “never let them see you sweat,” is truly bad advice. The work of an individual who cares often exposes the grit and determination and effort that it takes to be present.

Perfecting your talk, refining your essay and polishing your service until all elements of you disappear might be obvious tactics, but they remove the thing we were looking for: you.

Seth Godin

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Quote Of The Day

 

The more pictures I see of this gun-toting, tatted-up, McAfee guy, the more I understand why PCs have so many viruses.

Nick Bilton, via Twitter

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The Best

 

It’s better to have a few fantastic things designed for you than to have many untrustworthy things poorly designed to please everyone.

Dustin Curtis

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Most people…

 

Most people

Most people don’t care enough to make a difference.

Most people aren’t going to buy that new thing you’re selling.

Most people are afraid to take action.

Most people are too self-involved to do the generous work you’re hoping for.

Most people think they can’t afford it.

Most people won’t talk about it.

Most people aren’t going to read what you wrote.

Fortunately, you’re not most people. Neither are your best customers.

Seth Godin

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This or that?

 

Don’t follow, lead.
Don’t copy, create.
Don’t start, finish.

or even,

Don’t sit still, move.
Don’t fit in, stand out.
Don’t sit quietly, speak up.

Not all the time, sure, but more often.

Seth Godin

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There’s way too much…

 

There’s way too much talk about CSS and XHTML and Standards and Accessibility and not enough talk about people.

CSS and Standards Compliant Code are just tools – you have to know what to build with these tools.

Great, I’m glad your UI doesn’t use tables. So what? Who cares if it still doesn’t let people achieve their goals.

Jason Fried

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