Every Jim Carrey Performance, Ranked

Although I don’t really agree with the rankings, I am a huge Jim Carrey fan. Me, Myself & Irene at number 20? Pfft.

Jim Carrey was both a phenom and a late-career bloomer. He dropped out of high school to work both as a janitor — his family was briefly homeless and relying on his salary — and as a stand-up comedian; he was opening for Rodney Dangerfield and touring his home country of Canada before he was old enough to vote. But then he moved to Hollywood, and despite some bit roles (Earth Girls Are Easy, one of Nicolas Cage’s buddies in Peggy Sue Got Marriedan Axl Rose lip-syncing rock star in The Dead Pool), it never really came together for him. But he stuck with it — famously writing himself in 1985 a postdated $10 million check ten years in the future for “acting services rendered” — and after landing on In Living Color, he bagged a weird little script he didn’t even like called Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, decided to rewrite the whole thing himself, and almost instantly became the biggest movie star in the world.

Check out the entire list on Vulture.com

From URL to Interactive

I’ve been telling friends and colleagues for years, fuck DreamWeaver, RapidWeaver, SquareSpace, Wix, and Weebly. Sure they can help you throw a crappy little site together for your kids soccer team, but I believe in doing things the right way; learning the actual tools used to develop the majority of today’s content; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.

In the series URL to interactive, Aaron Gustafson from “A List Apart” has assembled a group of knowledgeable authors as guides. This takes place in four distinct legs. Each will provide you with details that will help you do your job better.

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Thanks to social media, businesses need to change how they think about influence. You can control what you say in an ad, sales meeting, or company memo, but when people connect peer-to-peer, you lose direct control over what is said or done. The new challenge is how to have influence from a distance.

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Replying To Spam Email

Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply?

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