The umbrella manifesto Monday November 16, 2009, 0 comments


Remove the unnecessary.


Be present.


Take up space.


Perceive only opportunity. The glass is both half full and too small.


Create only that which enriches or improves the experience of others. This is the essence of value.


Perfection is a goal, not a destination. Create something today. Improve it tomorrow.


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.

It is better to be wrong than to be vague.”
- Freeman Dyson


  • How the like button ruined the internet, by @jsomers Tuesday March 21, 2017
  • “I have to admit I think programming was actually more fun back then.” Tuesday March 21, 2017
  • While I admire his many achievements (and decry the casualties he left in his wake), Steve Jobs was an outlier, not a strategy for success. Monday March 20, 2017
  • Do we now live in the post-rock-and-roll era now that Chuck has shuffled on? Rest easy, Chuck Berry. Saturday March 18, 2017
  • First we take Manhattan. Then we take Berlin. Friday March 17, 2017
  • “Iteration is not design” by @toddols Thursday March 16, 2017
  • Designers are already blindly following instead of driving the craft. That's an open invitation for AI to step up. Monday March 13, 2017
  • Too many tech companies consider it ‘best practice’ to replace good human judgement with unthinking process. Have we forgotten our purpose? Monday March 13, 2017
  • Long on complaint, short on solutions, but still there’s some nuggets of valuable thought in here. Monday March 13, 2017
  • Why am I suddenly wondering why the T-Rex is able to step over the fence in Jurassic Park, but then the Jeep falls 80ft ten minutes later? Wednesday March 8, 2017