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Don’t mind if I do.
Bill Hader’s last SNL episode is this weekend’s season finale. -Entertainment Weekly
This past year marked the 25th Anniversary of the Graphics Interchange Format. From its humble beginnings at Netscape, to its current prominence in today’s Tumblr-driven culture, the GIF has come a long way, bb.
All this week, in honor of the Lifetime Achievement Award GIF inventor Steve Wilhite is receiving at this year’s Webbys we will be celebrating GIF WEEK. It’s like shark week but way, way better.
And FYI, it’s pronounced “jiff.” And that’s according to the guy who invented it. If you have any problems with that, take it up with this guy.
I’ll be cold and buried before I recognize the soft G.
We stand with Bugs.
Confirmation: Pronounce GIF like it starts with a J.
Netflix, Reed Hastings Survive Missteps to Join Silicon Valley's Elite -
Cheryl Strayed at Public Assembly, courtesy of WORD and Largehearted Lit -
Little something I went to last week.
And now for TINY BLOG VENGEANCE! This is beyond trivial but it always annoyed the hell out of me. We ran a story on the divorce segment produced by Sesame Street that the Today show followed up on. But for some reason they thought it was neat to thieve our interview footage for their own broadcast piece on the story.
The above screencap comes from about 1:55 in the Today clip, or from about 1:06 in the Storyboard original. You can see they just overlayed their own titling over ours. Weird! Why would you think this was cool, TV people! All we wanted was a “courtesy of” credit, but nobody on the show ever responded when contacted. Sins, revealed.
Dirty move, Today Show. Dirty move.
This is what your next New York ID will look like.
Coming in July. My Maryland license expires in May.
How to motivate and improve your employees -
Negative feedback is important when we’re heading over a cliff to warn us that we’d really better stop doing something horrible or start doing something we’re not doingright away. But even the most well-intentioned criticism can rupture relationships and undermine self-confidence and initiative. It can change behavior, certainly, but it doesn’t cause people to put forth their best efforts.
Only positive feedback can motivate people to continue doing what they’re doing well, and do it with more vigor, determination, and creativity. Perhaps that’s why we have found with the vast majority of the leaders in our database, who have no outstanding weaknesses, that positive feedback is what motivates them to continue improvement.
-Harvard Business Review