Did you know
That bees love honey
Banks love money
And little birdies
They love to fly?
Do I love her
Do I love her?
Let me tell you
Why

The invention of time
In and of itself
Is responsible
For setting things into
Perpetual motion
For the dawn of humanity
And what is known as
Civilization
And depending on who you ask
Morality
A record began
Keeping track
And archiving a frame
Of comparison
For you
And I
And everyone after us
To measure against
To improve upon
And thus
A moral math
Was dawned
Survival of the fit
Became
Survival
And progress

Open memo to graphic designers

I don’t want to be the jerk who hurts your feelings, but you have to be told. Pretty sites are pretty – don’t get me wrong. But function matters more than artistic merit.

A Web site’s sole purpose is to easily convey a message, share information, engage interaction, or guide a point of conversion (or “know,” “go,” and “do” as Google defines them).

And if your design impedes on any of these purposes, then I do not care how pretty your pretty gets – it’s wrong.

I’m saying this on behalf of all the future smart phone users who just want to call the company of your pretty web site with flowers, just want directions to a popular restaurant in a town they are not familiar with, etc.

Make it simple first, Mobile First, and from this find your pretty Responsive Design you seek artistically.

Paid Search Theory #1

If Google AdWords is an impression based model, paid for on a Cost Per Click metric, but if the amount of potential any one Ad has to reach users searching a particular Search Term is relative to the time of search and the amount of budget left for the day in the Campaign, then what connects relevant keywords to the ones you are targeting is also, more likely than not, restricted. As such, by targeting more long-tail keywords you should fill the gap of the slow spending Campaign budgets, because unless you specifically target a long-tail keyword, Google AdWords should not impression an Ad for every single relevant Search Term (in the best interest of the Campaign budget). You must specifically set your Campaign to target as many clicks as soon as possible (via Settings -> General -> Type -> Search Network – All features, and then Ad delivery -> Ad rotation -> Optimize for clicks).

I’ve decided to stop being afraid of myself. After a very close, personal loss of a family member last year I’ve really drawn into question myself, my goals, who I am, who I will become. Will I be who they want me to be? They raised a beautiful man. Of course they will be proud. Be you, the person they helped rear into this world. Now go give them holy hell, honey!

I find things that have great meaning to me and then I study them until it becomes a part of me forever.

To future developers:
If I can’t do it with an iPhone
I don’t care to do it
(With a desktop or laptop)
You better solve this dilemma
If you want Digital Natives
To use your services
Buy your products
Frequent your business

What is a broken heart
What keeps it ticking
Ticking like a time bomb
An innocence lost
Or an inability to give up
To let go
To move on
Forgive
Forget
To allow yourself
To make that mistake again
It is a part of life
We live
We learn
We grow
Let go
On behalf of whatever it is
That is holding you back
I give you permission
Your happiness deserves it

Found

Found

In every good deed
Is a deeper part of me
That would truly like to think
Myself
Brave enough
To achieve

And in every bad one
I find an excuse
I always tell myself
As to why I’d never dream

But that’s not truly me
If we’re being honest
Such is the folly
Of all mankind
And in this battle
You will see
What it means
To be a human being
A battle of the moral self

A compass
Made up of parts we call
The Id
The Ego
And Super-Ego

But really
Just me
Lying to myself
Convinced I’d never seek
The wrongs that
Shall become of me

Alas
Every man has a price
And on every camel’s back
A final straw
And in ever man’s heart
A sacrifice

Inevitably we all shall pay
The ultimate burden
That can only lead us
To jumping over the edge
But when you do
Be honest with yourself
Never say you were pushed

Own it
Find the line
Hold it
And in that
You’ll have found
Your moral self

Mirror
Mirror
On the wall
Who is the falsest of them all
“Why, it’s you, so full of it!”

Super-Ego
You are but a dream
And Ego
Just fantasy
And Id
The cowardliest

You drink from the same cup
As everyone else
You are but a man
Amongst many
And you’re heart no more plenty

But find your heart to be pure
Find your voice to be true
And your moral compass
Will guide you home

And through this
You should only speak
For no other words
Have any meaning
No other deed
A true reflection

So
Mirror
Mirror
Never fall

See yourself
As you truly are
And beautiful
You shall always be

To all of the scientists who can answer this question for me, none of whom I have the pleasure of knowing:

In Geologic eras (Archean, Proterozoic, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic), what is causing Earth to grow in size? Is it just from rocks breaking down? And if so, well then, bro, are we just going to keep getting bigger? :)