Illustration of Derek Powazek by Adam Ellis

Posts about Communication

Press the Magic Button

My “one strike” rule for Twitter/Flickr and why you shouldn’t be offended when someone blocks you. I was walking down…

Happiness Math: Yesands vs Nobuts

It took me 34 years to learn it, but I’ve finally figured out a basic mathematical principle that predicts my…

The Art of No

Being a designer is all about embracing the word “no.” When we sit down with a blank slate and a…


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Hi, I’m Derek. I make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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