Free hand icon / cursors

In a slight deviation from the format established last week, I offer small set of hand action cursors with a touch of Wii style. These were built a few years ago. I’ve used three of the four in a few different applications. I’ll let you guess which three.

Use them as you will. I’ve included each of these icons as a separate file. Each of these files contains three different sized PNGs (32×32, 64×64, and 128×128). Each of the files is also a Fireworks PNG and contains vector source shapes that can be modified.

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Hand Cursors by Steve Flowers is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Three Ages of the Developer

Note: This was taken from a feed reader and is linked to an article that is no longer available. This wasn’t written by me and I’m not sure who the author is but I think this is really insightful and enough of a pain in the behind to access that it’s worth a repost. If you know who the author is, please let me know so I can properly attribute the work, relink, or pull it if so desired by the original author.

Three Ages of the Developer

There’s a story from Greek mythology that I first read as a child, having found it in my grandparent’s red, leather-bound family encyclopedia. I always liked Volume 14 of that encyclopedia, which was devoted to fables and folklore, and was illustrated with beautiful black-and-white plates. The picture that accompanied the story of Oedipus and the Sphinx has always stayed with me as a mnemonic of the tale. Continue reading Three Ages of the Developer

A Change Reaction Model

Earlier this year I was fortunate to get an invite to an awesome event in Sedona, AZ. What an incredible week. You can read about UTAOU here. At least for the next few months, the stuff posted here will be directly connected to that event.

Leading up to UTAOU, I read a few things that got my wheels turning. One of these articles by Reuben Tozman on eLearn Magazine titled “Going Mainstream”. In the article, Reuben highlights the shortcomings of a profession too often loosely coupled with the business strategy to meet it’s obligations (as a profession). I can’t disagree with this view or the view expressed in this post, also penned by Reuben. In fact, I’m in vehement agreement. Reading these articles, I thought to myself, “self, this seems like a simplification of the issue. It seems to point to individuals as the root cause.” Isn’t there more to it than this?

So I set off to build my own simplified model of change reactions and the conditions that accelerate or inhibit these reactions. While at UTAOU, I grabbed some spare moments to sketch the model. And here’s what I came up with. Continue reading A Change Reaction Model