We have had a regular video to post every month for a couple years now. The last month or two we’ve missed that due to some live shows, delayed filming, and personal life stuff. BUT Charles (our builder) is moving soon, and will have a new puppet workshop where many more fantastic Death By Puppets…
"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they’re least productive?
Funny because I’ve argued for shorter work weeks. But perhaps it’s because I’m used to working long hours in journalism.
I’m with Jen on this. When I was finally given the option to do an alternate schedule again (I’ve had them before: 3x13 was AWESOME), I jumped at it. I was regularly putting in 10-14 hour days anyway, and coming home and dialing in for a couple hours one or four nights a week, so the option of at least scheduling not being in the office one day a week was brilliant. I still spend some portion of my day off responding to e-mails and dialing in to solve something, but on the rare occasion when I’ve had to go back to five days (and they’re all 10-14 hour days) I realize how much a toll that takes on me.
really? of all the episodes in season 2 and 3, "the girl in the fireplace" and "blink" are your recommendations? even though both of them are actually irrelevant to the character developments and plots of those seasons overall? ...okay then.
Absolutely. Because if you want to show people a handful of episodes out of sequence, to give them the flavour of the thing and get them hooked, the character development and plots of those seasons are entirely irrelevant. Blink may be the least Doctory episode of Doctor Who ever. But it’s a fabulous episode to get people who know nothing about the series hooked.
Not sure how appropriate it is, but I spent my birthday (which I happened to have off of work) mostly spending long stretches of time in bed trying I overcome the melancholy for long enough to tackle harrowing tasks like ‘the dishes’ and ‘start a load of laundry’ … Caught up on Walking Dead isn’t much of an accomplishment for the day, but it’s all I’ve got.
Let me take a brief break from the art and commissions for a public announcement.
As of Oct 1, my work situation will be changing. I will be 100% commissioned based. Some of you may say, "Wait, Len. I thought you were 100% commission based.” For the past 10 years, I had a retainer client that…
Len is superfantasticamazingwonderfulness. I’ve swapped art with Len, bought art from Len, and we hired him to design our Death By Puppets logo. He was and is fantastic to work with and so uber talented it might just make you sick. Click through and read all that he does and then: Go hire Len!
Earlier generations have weathered recessions, of course; this stall we’re in has the look of something nastier. Social Security and Medicare are going to be diminished, at best. Hours worked are up even as hiring staggers along: Blood from a stone looks to be the normal order of things “going…