Sea Change — Jeremy Keith
Goodbye and thank you, Steve Jobs.
Jeremy Keith (Adactio) has posted an excellent article primarily about building sites using responsive web design techniques. I do however take issue with the notion that if you’re not building using these techniques “you’re not doing it right”. Sure we would all love to build every project this way, but in the end we have to find clients that are willing to pay for this work to be done — which becomes an issue when most clients don’t understand why websites in their current, none responsive state, seem to cost money.
Well a new year has started so it’s time to recap the previous year. It actually turned out to be a fairly eventful one.
2010 was a good year for Pitch with lots learnt, a lot gained and only a little lost. We actually got smaller this year, but because of this change the business had higher revenue and was more profitable. We’ve got the business to a point where we are fairly comfortable so I think this year will be a year of pushing the growth a little bit, see if we can expand while keeping the quality, revenue and profit all in the right areas.
I had an interesting year, overall it was definitely positive but it was trying at times. At the start of the year I set out six goals, let see how I did:
1) Complete Project52 (write a post every week)
Completely and utterly failed this one. I lasted eight weeks before I fell off the wagon, which is longer than a lot of people did in the project, but still sucks. In the end there’s no excuses, I failed and learnt my lesson.
2) Keep Gaming
Surprise, surprise, this went okay. There were definitely points where I struggled with this one, either due to a lack of quality games or workload, but overall I’m happy I kept up with this hobby.
3) Weekly Sport
I’m going to say I passed this one. I didn’t keep it up to the extent I would have liked but you’d be hard pressed to find a week where I didn’t do anything, be it running, soccer or rock climbing. That said the last three weeks have been terrible, but that’s due to a knee injury.
4) Take 20 Photos I’m proud of
I started this one really strong but got weaker as the year wore on, almost to the point where I wouldn’t pick up my camera for a couple of weeks at a time. So while I could pick out 20 photos I took this year that I really like and am proud of I want to revisit this at some point.
5) Save More
I saved a good chunk of cash this year and would have easily reached my target if my living situation hadn’t dramatically changed. So while I fell a couple of grand short of my rough target I’m going to give myself a pass on this. I’ll have a similar goal this year though.
6) Read At Least 8 Books
Complete and utter fail. I think I’ve started around 12 books this year and completely finished around 5 or so. I have however been reading a lot of good articles and short form writing due largely to the iPad, but none the less this was a huge letdown and I’m rather disappointed in myself!
That’s a wrap for 2010.
Who spent ages complaining about not having a charger for his camera? This guy.
Who has taken barely any pictures since getting said camera back? This guy.
Who is going to do something about that? This guy.
1/1000 / ƒ4.0 / ISO500 / 50mm
"This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once; seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Live your dream, and wear your passion. Life is short."
Something amazing happened last week — I got my camera charger! My ‘slightly pissy’ phone call to Canon clearly worked as the charger arrived two days after that. Stoked.
Something pretty cool also happened this week; James & I finally started pimping out the office a bit more. We picked up a Sony EX500 55” LCD (yes, it’s way too big) for the office and an Xbox 360, lunch times just got a whole lot more interesting.
So this photo is a cheers for Friday, a cheers for camera chargers, a cheers to obnoxiously large TV’s and finally a cheers to all you awesome people. Have a wicked weekend.
Absolutely brilliant, everyone should read this. Brought to my attention by Ashley
who found it on Carrie’s Tumblr
Tomorrow I’m going to phone Canon and I’m going to use my deep and manly angry voice to explain how ‘displeased’ and ‘bitter’ I am that it has been over a month since I was able to use my camera because they can’t get me a battery charger.
Not being able to use my camera annoys me immensely, especially when I see all the brilliant work some of my Tumblr/Flickr buddies are producing. Bastards.
Anyway, here’s a photo of an Auckland sunset, taken from my place. I would have loved to been able to take this photo on a certain Canon 7D but alas my phone had to suffice. Consider this #4 in the Auckland Is A Cool Place To Live™ series.
My new Canon 7D charger still hasn’t arrived so I’m taking snaps on the iPhone at the moment. I’m going to give Canon a slap across the face if it doesn’t arrive soon, a whole month without being able to use my camera is crazy! Ignore the fact that I was the one who lost the charger okay?
This is shot #3 in my Auckland Is A Cool Place To Live™ series and it was taken on my ferry ride from the office last week, it was a truly beautiful sunset. Rock on, Auckland.