Retooting as old one had info my cat’s tag 😩:
I’ve sort of been on here since last year, but I never did the #introductions thing, so hi! I’m Greg (gb on birdsite). I’m #designsystems lead / #ux designer at a company in #austin, but I used to live in #seattle and even #australia. I’m big on #inclusion and #accessibility.
Cat tax: Bubba and Pixel
Wow, sometimes I forget how much I love Midnight Oil. Workers, who's gonna save you?
quiting liquor, wishing for weed Show more
Yep, going off the booze for a while. The tiny amount I had last night has triggered a flare up and I just don’t need that.
But if medical weed was legal in this backward state, I’d def be down for some edible therapy.
Y'all's president wants to limit protests outside the White House and National Mall and charge you a fee to exercise your right to free speech.
Comment by October 15. I suggest sending a postcard.
music, covers, ausrock Show more
This series of off-the-cuff covers still blows me away. Especially when you see a very undiscovered Courtney Barnett taking part (she was the opener on the tour)
day drinking Show more
Oh god, I started drinking at work today. And not “hey it’s Friday let’s have a sip of whisky at 4:30 together.”
No bueno. I need a change.
interviews Show more
Interviewed two designers today. I’m very rarely negative about people, even if they’re wildly under-qualified. I’m just honest. But after we do a round table… good lord, I don’t know how anyone gets hired anywhere. It’s like we have to talk other interviewers down from the ledge over their opinion of a person they talked to for an hour.
“They seemed overconfident! I just… I couldn’t work with that person.” 😵
climate change Show more
Let's start calling fossil fuel executives, lobbyists and investors exactly what they are: "accelerated human extinction activists"
My team at $dayjob is taking turns at Brownsville helping people navigate the US immigration process. They're taking supplies to people trying to enter the country and either get asylum or refugee status because they have to wait in line for days or weeks before hitting the icebox. These supplies include clothing and nonperishable food.
If you have a few dollars, would you please consider buying some supplies for us to distribute?
Thank you very much.
American exceptionalism Show more
whenever I think of American exceptionalism I think of this excellent essay by Helene Schouten
this was linked to me by someone here I believe and it is worth a read for both Americans and non-Americans alike
depression Show more
Today has been a good day to be sick in bed. Rainy, thunderstorms, and just enough depressing information to make bed the perfect place.
There are so so many helpful things about designing with Grid and getting the most out of our modern web design options in @firstname.lastname@example.org’ Layout Land series: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7TizprGknbDalbHplROtag/videos