Is It Better To Be A Generalist Or A Specialist?

Is it better to be a specialist or a generalist when furthering your web design career? It’s a question that often gets discussed with varied opinions.
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Design And Tech Podcasts I Enjoy

About a year and a half ago I started listening to podcasts regularly. I’d listened to them before, but around that time I integrated them into my weekly routine. There are now quite a few I listen to regularly or semi-regularly and I thought I’d share.
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27 Pictures Of New York: My Thought Process For Composing Images

A couple of weeks ago I flew to New York with a friend to visit my family. During the 4 days we were there, I took about 500 pictures with my iPhone. It’s become my go to camera most of the time. The best camera is the one you have with you after all.
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The Value of Theoretical And Practical Knowledge

A couple of recent guest posts have discussed the value of 4 year and online degrees as compared to learning on your own. While I’ve added some thoughts to the previous 2 posts, I wanted to clarify some thing in a post of my own.
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Please Help Fight Censorship

Today, January 18th, 2012 sites all over the internet are blacking out to protest SOPA and PIPA, two US bills in Congress aimed at fighting piracy and copyright infringement. Neither bill is written in a way to successfully achieve their goals. Instead the bills will threaten economic prosperity, online security, and freedom of expression.

I had thought of blacking out this site, but as it’s unlikely a site the internet would miss for the day, I thought I could do more by keeping the site up and pointing you to the video and accompanying description below.

You’ve may have seen it already, though please watch it you haven’t. It’s only a few minutes long it will explain better than I can the dangers in the proposed bills.

To learn more and take action please visit Stop American Censorship at americancensorship.org/.

Thanks.

Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – www.fightforthefuture.org/pipa

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

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