“Do you know what you don’t know and therefore what you should know?”

“Have you yet recognized that you are and always have been your own teacher? Amidst all the noise and furor about education in this country at present, I have yet to hear this question raised. But it is basic. Liberal education has as its end the free mind, and the free mind must be its own teacher. Intellectual freedom begins when one says with Socrates that he knows that he knows nothing, and then goes on to add: I know what it is that I don’t know. My question then is: Do you know what you don’t know and therefore what you should know? If your answer is affirmative and humble, then you are your own teacher, you are making your own assignment, and you will be your own best critic. You will not need externally imposed courses, nor marks, nor diplomas, nor a nod from your boss . . . in business or in politics.”—Scott Buchanan, 1958

Meanwhile, at work…

Me: “It’s only unsafe if you don’t know what you’re doing.”
Colleague: “Do you know what you’re doing?”
Me: “No. But I think I know enough to get us out of trouble if we mess up.”
Colleague: “Okay. Proceed.”

Contract

Useful in so many situations…

You give me money, I’ll give you creative.
I’ll start when the check clears.
Time is money. More time is more money.
I’ll listen to you. You listen to me.
You tell me what you want, I’ll tell you what you need.
You want me to be on time, I want you to be on time.
What you use is yours, what you don’t is mine.
I can’t give you stuff I don’t own.
I’ll try not to be an ass, you should do the same.
If you want something that’s been done before, use that.

PRO BONO
If you want your way, you have to pay.
If you don’t pay, I have final say.

Let’s create something great together.

The business cards are just as good, if not more useful.

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Resurrecting the site

Things are in a state of flux as I get this site back to where it was. I updated from v2014 to v2017 in one go, and the menu system didn’t carry over properly (nor did my tags. WTF). I have a lot of pages, and they aren’t named in a way that makes sorting by title easy (whoops), so I am having to do some extra work to re-organize things. Excuses, excuses, I know…