Here are some favorite things we found this week:
Sometimes, Everything is Broken.
It was my exasperated acknowledgement that looking for good software to count on has been a losing battle. Written by people with either no time or no money, most software gets shipped the moment it works well enough to let someone go home and see their family. What we get is mostly terrible.
Sure, computers can beat geniuses at Jeopardy, but they can't create BBQ sauce. Right?
Ready to be motivated, but don't have time for four more years of college? Listen to this great collection of commencement speeches instead, courtesy of NPR.
Got to shut down a product or service? Here are some great tips from Smashing Mag:
The task will be thankless at times, but remember that it’s never too late to delight your users. Show class till the very end, and leave people with the memory that, although you might not have made it this time, you are still fair, dignified and the kind of person they would want to deal with in future.
We love ourselves some cool typography.
This is bit about how we feel about building conferences: Sometimes analog is better. Kill Your Computer.
Need a good stat for a presentation? Try Meterfy, kind of a Wikipedia for numbers.
And with the World Cup just around the corner, Grantland's Men in Blazers podcast is producing a hilarious and informative World Cup video preview series. Get up to speed on Uruguayan soccer's answer to Anne Hathaway and other key movers and shakers ahead of this summers kick off in Rio.