A drought of frogs Friday April 22, 2005, 5 comments

I didn’t write a new rain yesterday. I had written, for my big community site, a fairly significant deconstruction of a report released by an “environmental” group, and it pretty much sapped any desire I had to write anything else.

No matter, I am back today, here to share with you more deep and inspirational crap dredged up from the bottom of my soul.

Earth Day 2005
First and foremost, Happy Earth Day! Indeed, it is earth day. Be sure to check out http://www.earthday.net for all your Earth Day Needs. It’s a surprisingly pretty site with lots of interesting information. Earth Day was started in 1970 in hopes of rattling the political establishment and forcing environmental issues into the national spotlight. It’s now celebrated by millions of people worldwide, perhaps an indicator that the environment is finally sinking into the global consciousness.

5 rounds with a designer
Onward and upward, friends! This week a pair of well known design bloggers got into a major spat. One was accusing another of ripping off a third designer, and the accused got pretty snippy. Well, as could be surmised, it was all staged – apparently an attempt to set the stage for an article about the difficulties of originality in a design environment where everything has already been done. I don’t believe it for a second. I think they were so embarrassed that people were actually paying attention to their childish snipings that they concocted a story to cover both their asses. I refrain from mentioning their names because I don’t think they need any more attention.

Box?
There’s lots of originality to be had out there, you just have to pull your head out of your ass far enough to notice. For years I’ve heard the term “Think outside the box.” You can’t possibly believe how stupid I find that phrase. Many who know me know that my counter-phrase is “There is no box.” Think about it.


Comments

Physics Boy Friday April 22, 2005


Box?

For earth day, google

“Cyclorana platychephala”

It’s a-frog-of-rains!

Adrian Friday April 22, 2005


I did that, and seriously, the image of a middle aged female frog complaining about her ankles being bloated came to mind.

I’m still laughing.

Jorge Friday April 22, 2005


So, you want me to think about thinking outside of no box?

WHAT THE HELL?

K Friday April 22, 2005


think about thinking outside of a box inside – permanent DejaVu?!

hm…

Adrian Friday April 22, 2005


That’s reja vu.

The feeling that you’re about to have deja vu all over again.

Commenting has ended for this post, but I'd still love to hear from you.

The website of Adrian Lebar

A Rain of Frogs is written, designed and built by Adrian Lebar, a twenty(!) year veteran of web design and development. He is currently managing web and mobile development teams at Canada’s largest and most beloved classifieds site, Kijiji!

He is a father, sailor, snowboarder, skier, cyclist, writer, artist, graphic designer, classically trained musician and afraid of heights.

Adrian is not currently available for freelance and contract work. Learn more.

And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
- Steve Jobs

Twitter

  • There’s an important difference between an inexperienced developer and a bad developer. Tuesday December 3, 2019
  • This is utterly unacceptable, GO Transit. Should we expect an apology for the inconvenience, coupled with a statem… t.co/lSux4a9mbM Thursday November 21, 2019
  • Note that it wasn’t even possible to discuss this with someone at Union. Instead we were just given a card with the… t.co/b6BtE7uUUW Thursday November 21, 2019
  • And why did she feel justified in chastising them? She ever ejected a guy off the train who stepped through the doo… t.co/rdWrnDA3AA Thursday November 21, 2019
  • Why didn’t anyone announce the carriage was closed while the train was pulling in? Or even once the doors had opene… t.co/AWJz8RM0aD Thursday November 21, 2019
  • Then she yelled at them over the loudspeaker to tell them how rude it was to have tried to hold the doors open and… t.co/SYDQ0NCUpF Thursday November 21, 2019
  • She just shut the doors on them with barely 3 seconds warning (including one woman who got her bag knocked into the… t.co/9kydaITveC Thursday November 21, 2019
  • Hey @GOtransit, want to explain to all the people who didn’t get on the Lakeshore East 4:10 today train why it was… t.co/4w4lbSMQCa Thursday November 21, 2019
  • Hey @devinwenig. It was great to be a part of the @eBay family under you. Though I left that family more than a yea… t.co/qChpcb22Dr Wednesday September 25, 2019