On work, pleasure, and occasionally contributing to the world at large

Fred Oliveira apparently shares the same sentiments on what I've been feeling a lot lately – a sort of aimless churning of pixels that just don't mean much when put in perspective with the world at large (Unless you're designing Obama's website for example). Or to put it bluntly, it can be quite disturbing to be aiming for pixel perfection when there are tons of starving people or abused animals in the world.

Okay, maybe this is a bit extreme but I find myself getting more and more concerned about my little role in this world. I don't have to morph into some social worker but I am thinking seriously about how to incorporate the element of give-back into my work. And like him, I also want to spend more time working on stuff that will amuse myself rather than trying to amuse an audience.