I think anyone would admit that ideas aren’t something that you can sit down and create at a desk, but rather something that happens to you spontaneously. My mind is constantly coming up with grandiose ideas that really could never be implemented alone or without a great deal of time or effort. Occasionally though, an idea will appear so small and simple that I can’t resist the urge to...
I'm Still Here
It feels like forever since I’ve last posted here and so much has happened in my life. Shortly after I arrived back home from Seattle, my wife delivered our first child, our son Wil. So if you can imagine plenty of sleepless nights and being late for any and every appointment, you could probably excuse my short absence from posting. Between spending time figuring out what it takes to...
Apologies for not having a new post for a while! Over this past week, I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health. I’m not entirely sure what sparked these thoughts in my head, but I’m sure it has lot to do with the passing of Aaron Swartz. Many of the articles I’ve read describe him as a genius, one who constantly pushed boundaries, and fighting for what was right and...
Things I use: Slicy
This is the first post under “Things I use” — which detail tools and techniques I use to enhance my workflow. When I first started creating (very awful looking) websites, like many, my go-to design tool was the same then as it is now: Photoshop. However, when I started using Photoshop was back in the dark ages of web design, when things like “slices” didn’t exist and table was the dominant...
There’s a funny thing that I’ve noticed when I’ve watched my friends or family dig into a steaming bowl of ramen, or scoop up a delicious morsel of sushi: everyone seems to hold their chopsticks in their own unique way. It’s not that their hands are too big, or fingers too long, but rather out of habit they have made the tool an extension of their own hands in a bizarre and...
The Elephant-Sized Underdog
Everyone loves the underdog right? Someone who is overlooked by all but a few, rises out of nowhere to take on giants. We don’t see it often, so maybe that’s why it garners so much of our attention. Except, the underdog I’m writing about is Microsoft. Yes, the company that has practically a monopoly on the desktop for more than a decade, and they do a lot more than just selling copies of Windows...
On growing into social-hood
Like a lot of socially awkward people out there, I’ve struggled in the shadows of others in a variety of social situations where I never know the right thing to say or the best way to behave. This is how I’ve always been and the whole time I’ve been especially hard on myself to improve. While I was in elementary school, my teachers had always been concerned about my social development among my...
Introducing the iPhone case I hate to love the...
After receiving the iPhone 4S as a gift last year, I went shopping, as I usually do, for a case. I had previously used a dark “Smoke” Incase Snap Case on my iPhone 4 and was disappointed with how time had taken its toll on the case. The corners were cracked, the ring around the camera had fallen apart and the once soft grippy feel had been replaced with a more sticky feel. All this had...