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Micah Boswell
Works at Conscious Shell
Lives in Dallas, TX
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Great support resource for sustainable web design.

"...According to the March 1, 2015 run of the HTTP Archive, the average web page is now over 2 megabytes (2008 kb, to be precise). Bloated websites lead to slow load times, frustrated users and wasted energy. Mightybytes has identified four key areas where sustainability principles can be applied to the process of creating websites that are speedy, user-friendly and energy-efficient."

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The Building Blocks of Sustainable Web Design. According to the March 1, 2015 run of the HTTP Archive, the average web page is now over 2 megabytes (2008 kb, to be precise). Bloated websites lead to slow load times, frustrated users and wasted energy. Mightybytes has identified four key areas ...
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James Christie has posted all of the conference talks. The videos range from his own …
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Tim Frick's new book, 'Design for Sustainability' is well worth the read when it comes out in July.
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In an effort to get to know Texas better, I'm going to visit the towns in this state with European city and country names. My Texas European tour!
In an effort to get to know Texas better, I'm going to visit the towns in this state with European city names. My Texas European tour!
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You can change the world.

Every day, you pass by someone, somewhere who has a need.

There's a need for us to think both globally and locally - but some of the biggest changes you can make to the world are through simple acts of giving - here and now.

First step, look inside - what is it the you have to give.

A kind word
A small donation
A smile to a stranger

The Butterfly Effect is a powerful concept in which you understand every small act as being a potential catalyst for much larger change.

"In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state."

To that point, today's small act of complimenting a manager on an employee's kindness could lead her to a path of promotion.  Her promotion could lead her to a management style of generosity, knowing that recognition of good work could lead others to leadership in giving.

A small token of good faith to a struggling non-profit could be the boost in the arm the staff needed to get over the yearly budget threshold.

The key is mindset.  Don't consider your ability to give, a small thing - instead, consider your ability to give the potential initial catalyst in the Butterfly Effect.

Focus on the small, daily, local things you can do.  Those are the ones that are often times overlooked, because we're so distracted by macro-events.

Change the world today, this hour, this minute, this second.

There is opportunity to give everywhere one stops to look.
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Humility and design go hand-in-hand; it's just in the nature of design. Designers should strive to be humble in their work and organizations should reinforce this in their cultures.
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Wonderful share, thanks +Micah Boswell
"... If there’s anything that design has taught me, it’s that my assumptions, while generally well-founded, are almost always wrong..." #applicabletoeverything 

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He understood the core issue of climate change even back then.  The issue is not us, or our planet.  It's how we see ourselves in relation to our planet.
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Relationships should be measured, reported and rewarded.
We only experience relationships if we let our inner self feel experiences with others and the earth.
Yes, our relationship with earth and each other hold the key to survival.
Profit corporations do not have the ethical relationships required to align with human relationships.
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Doing my part to immanentize the eschaton!
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Hi, I'm Micah Boswell.  I'm a Dad first, and a User Experience Creative Second.  I have a long list of thirds, which include design, travel, poetry, reading, RPG games, sailing, movies and more. 

I believe in the power of creativity.  I believe in the power of love, compassion, humility and most of all, the second chances life grants us.  I believe in accepting and creating serendipity.  I believe in you.
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As the son of clergy, I grew up with a deep conceptual understanding of grace, love and acceptance. I honestly didn't really get the true meaning of those words until much later in life. Through suffering, I grokked, if you will, the importance of self, and not just the public image of self. Still learning, still grateful.
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    Founder, 2001 - present
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Les, Meekah
Great service, an owner who also is the Itamae (sushi chef) and some unique approaches that are worth making this place a regular place to visit. Try the Xalapa roll.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Authentic Peruvian Ceviche, great service and a real jewel. If you've ever had real Peruvian food, you know it's not easy to replicate. Inca's Cafe has it down, all the way to the nuanced differences between Northern and Southern Peruvian. My favorites are the Ceviche, the Aji de Gallina and the Lomito Saltado. Have some green ahi sauce and a Leche de Tigre to top it off. Exquisite. Authentic, Friendly and Relaxed.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I've been going to Mai's since 1993. Having grown up overseas and in big cities, a big part of my life has been eating authentic international foods. Mai's is consistently good, fresh and real. The same family members who were working there in 1993 are still working there, and they take great pride in the consistency. Recommendations would be any of the Pho's, the #26 grass noodle bowl, the iced coffee and the imperial shrimp rolls. You can't go wrong. It's simply one of Dallas' best Vietnamese restaurants.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago