Dear deviantART...I am refusing to use the rebranded name because, I'm annoyed about the rebrand. I'm annoyed about your direction, your lack of focus in key areas and your lack of communication. I said I'd never be a bitter former staff member, but it seems that I am.
Last year you spent a lot of money on a rebrand, this year you've cut 50% of your work force, entire departments have been decimated and peoples lives have been thrown upside down without notice. But you never really communicated to anyone why. You still don't, you're not telling the community what's happening and that's only going to hurt you. People will see that helpdesk tickets take longer to get a response, people see that lots of people are no longer staff and you're not letting them know why. You know that people have a belief that the site is dying, you're only furthering it right now. How much of a better state would the site be in if the rebrand hadn't happened? Would I and the rest of the people that lost our jobs without notic
Rando JournalrissianOK, OK, I know, I'm super bad at submitting or journalling or commenting or basically anything social right now. This does not mean however that I'm not lurking or that I'm not unbelievably busy with work.
Oh, you do believe how busy I am? Believably busy doesn't sound as cool and mysterious though...
Let's recap. Over the past year I've been working mostly on the DA Mobile App. It was released in December and actually is doing pretty darn great. I appreciate that I may sound sort of surprised by that, so let me clarify: it was work done by me (and duke and other awesome people of course) and anyone who knows me knows that I'm super bad at self confidence. I've been purposefully avoiding looking at press since the launch for fear that it might get ripped to pieces. Don't read your own press and all that right? So I was pretty floored when yesterday I was told that it has over 1 million downloads and a rating of 4.2 on the android store (not looked at apple store yet). It's so lo
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The Cicada Shell AdventureSo I went on a hike with my kids and ran across this cicada shell, which the cicada leaves behind after it molts. Looks just like the insect but it's empty.
The kids wouldn't go near it.
One more look at the faces of terror...
And now the video of their reaction when I gave them an impromptu up-close look.
Here's what a live one looks like: