I think this blog has reached it’s end. I still don’t know if I’m going to literally take it down or to just leave it up until the end of times. But if you’re still interested in my thoughts and writing, I started another blog, noisegrid.org, which is in the same spirit but more design focus.
Spotted this over at BLDGBLOG. Geoff Manaugh writes:
Marsh’s photos seen here were seemingly everywhere on the internet a few weeks ago, but I thought I’d post them nonetheless, as they’re not only interesting images in and of themselves, but they depict one of my favorite topics: human infrastructure claimed—or assimilated, in Marsh’s words—by nonhuman species, other builders and users of artificial environments, who construct their own homes on those underlying skeletons.
Those birds have swag.
As a soon to be Graphics Design student specializing in interactive design, this video got me super stoked. The PBS Off Book short shows how graphic design is much more important than what we think it is and how graphic design surrounds every aspect of our lives. I can’t wait to start and be a part of that.
A little over a month has passed since I opted in to the WordAds program. WordAds is WordPress own ad banner program. I was hopeful and thought I was going to make some good dough. But the earning report for the month of May indicates that I made a whopping $1.68. That’s terrible. I know I don’t have the kind of traffic that will make me earn a “living” from ads. I believe you need a couple of thousand daily hits to make “good” money. But I had no idea that having ads with an average traffic of 40 hits a day is almost like having no ads. If you add up the hours put in vs the earnings, I made negative cents an hour.
The ads also were never relevant to anything that I posted about. It was always a Pepsi ad. Like Google’s AdSense, they only release payments when you make $100. At $1.68 a month, you will have to wait 60 months to get paid. That’s 5 years. Read that last sentence again. Yep, you’ll get the check in the year 2017.
So of course, I’m taking the WordAds down. I’m still curious though on how much traffic you would need a month to hit $100.
Seth Godin asks:
Is everyone entitled to their opinion?
Perhaps, but that doesn’t mean we need to pay the slightest bit of attention.
I don’t know what it was, but this short doc about a nine year old kid who makes arcade games out of cardboard boxes really got to me. I cried. Like a baby. But not because of sadness, but of pure joy, because people can be freaking amazing and beautiful if they want to. Please watch.
via The Verge