The idea that your job should be the primary source of meaning in your life is an elaborately made trap, propped up across industries, designed to make you a loyal worker who uses the bulk of their intellectual and creative capacity to further their own career.
Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Ambient reassurance is the experience of small, unplanned moments of interaction with colleagues that provide reassurance that you’re on the right track. They provide encouragement and they help us to maintain self belief in those moments where we are liable to lapse into unproductive self doubt or imposter syndrome.
In hindsight I realise, these moments flowed naturally in an office environment.
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Stop dilly-dallying and just get this work done, okay?
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
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Today was dogtastic at Clearleft. I knew in advance that Daphne the dachshund was going to be coming by—Kate had given us all the heads-up. But when I arrived in the office, who should greet me but …Poppy the beagle!
I hadn’t seen Poppy in years. But she remembered me. See, when Poppy was just a young dog, we’d play together. I’d get the dog all worked up into a frenzy and then say goodbye, leaving Richard to deal with a hyperactive puppy. That’s why, even now, Poppy’s reaction to me is to howl in a “let’s play!” way.
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Some lovely pictures from the Clearleft office-warming party last weekend.
Thursday, February 10th, 2011
For once, I’m happy to see data being destroyed.
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
Start here, click through to each next message, and enjoy. Pretend Office is like Spinal Tap for office workers. Funny in an uncomfortably real way.
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
There will be an evening games in the foyer of the Clearleft office building on Thursday, August 21st.
Monday, March 31st, 2008
Worst. Business Idea. Ever. A CD of office sounds so that homeworkers can impress clients on the phone with the sounds of industriousness. "Instant credibility for home businesses!"
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
Having left web accessibility behind him, Joe camps out at the Clearleft office where he immediately turns into a wanker designer.
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
David Brent at Microsoft.
Monday, April 11th, 2005
John Allsopp on the importance of open formats for documents.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
A truly excellent piece of DOM scripting by Steve Chipman that replaces checkboxes with images.