Journal

Break glass in case of creative rut. Literally.

A spark of joy in micro scripts for your own workflows

Quick color name to hex code generation with ChatGPT

Dropbox’s power being stripped away by Apple’s poor File Provider API substitution

But, for everyone else, electric knife sharpeners are more convenient

When do you turn on Stage Manager anyway?

Meditative animations with Processing

I like embracing the newness of macOS releases

Own your domain and limit your exposure to tech giants’ rules

When you’re drinking the Kool-Aid of views, Algorithms, and “Heating”, how do you stop?

Anyone prefer TV over movies? *raises hand*

Enough Signs For Me. Just Gotta Write.

Getting rich from going viral is a formula still being made

“So…why haven’t you posted an article lately?”

I’m moving to Washington D.C.

Putting money where my mouth is

​Today was the 2nd anniversary of my father’s death

Replacing headphones on a Sena SMH10-11 Bluetooth Communicator

Motorcycle wipeout by a friend

I’m a budding motorcycle mechanic hitting my limits

Hotkeys not triggering with Finder folders in Alfred workflows?

Replacing the clutch perch on my 2009 Honda Rebel 250

Installing a passenger back rest/sissy bar with a luggage rack for Honda Rebel 250

Replacing the rear lights is a wiring nightmare on my Honda Rebel

Installing an aftermarket driver back rest on a Honda Rebel 250

Mounting an EZ-Pass toll reader on my Honda Rebel 250

Dropbox’s background update is using excessive CPU on my Mac

Why did Honda only provide a screwdriver for the 2009 Rebel 250 tool compartment?

Amazon Echo Look has a good chance of leading the camera-focused and connected future

Auto save IDML files when you close an InDesign document

My thoughts on Warren Buffet’s Letter to Berkshire Shareholders

Solving the mystery of HDMI handshake issues with my Apple TV and Yamaha Receiver

Pasting and formatting rich text in InDesign

Attempted theft on my scooter using a pen ink cartridge

Breaking in new tires on my scooter, and a horse in traffic

Tiny Alfred Workflow: Genius “I’m Lucky” Lyrics

Tiny Alfred Workflow: Current Tab in Google Chrome’s Incognito

An ode to virtualization on the Mac

Hey Adobe, hijacking the cursor is so 1997

Hubris of human bees

NYS is working to increase minimum wage for tipped workers to $7.50

Mentioning your competitor in an ad does not constitute a trademark violation

Looks by Dr. Dre + Subtraction.com

Ramadan is going mainstream. Why buck the trend?

Inspecting Yosemite’s Icons

Why Foursquare has the potential to kill Yelp, and then Google…

» Nostalgia and Newspapers Clay Shirky

I’m Just Now Realizing How Stupid We Are

Yo – Ian Bogost – The Atlantic

The End of Cuisine – NYTimes.com

How normal is being redefined?

The Art of Eyeballing – Part II: Learning To See

Intention

How To Code HTML5 Video Background In Email

Swift has me thinking about programming languages

“Calling a developer a coder is like a tourist calling San Francisco Frisco”

Because getting a job isn’t already difficult

Helvetica Neue leads the charge for better displays

I’m New Here

Chaotic Beautiful Snowflakes

“Avoiding Business school” is a one-sided perspective that doesn’t see the real-world value

Snowden and The Wire’s Season 2 have more in common than Snowden realizes

TrueCrypt security audit presses on

When it comes to design, nothing is ever settled for good

Block Inversions by Corporations to limit American tax dollar losses

Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel created Snapchat to mask his insecurities

Uber just gave lobby fodder to every Taxi commission

Drive development with budgets, not estimates

It’s official. Apple bought Beats.

“TrueCrypt is not secure”

50 Ways to Get a Job

Tradition is non-existent in technology

Apps that know about you before you do (and I’m okay with that)

The Study of Wu or how some questions have no answer

Working should be like breathing: stop and started at regular intervals

How to talk to your inner perfectionist

Businesses need to hire copywriters with direction

Drawing bezier curves with less points, more accuracy, and better results

What does a Product Designer Do?

My workflow for building a parallax or animated website

Words have different signals to different people. Which one will you choose to make your point?

Curing the Anxiety of Trains Deferred from their Appointed Times

Why cyclists should be able to roll through stop signs and ride through red lights

Anecdote: The purpose of an indent in a paragraph start

On social media, we don’t try to exist. We just try to be visible.

Here is an AppleScript to create layers automatically in InDesign

Use a clearance color to remove stray/extra color palettes in InDesign

Multiple Records not showing up when you Data Merge in InDesign? Tips to make it all flow

How to use Avery Templates in InDesign

Hello, Stranger (on the subway)

Starting the MTA Map Project

What’s after RSS? The next channel of news.

I’m trying to learn how to program, and that’s okay

iOS 7: forward-thinking design and engineering

Making snap judgments before using iOS 7

A Windex Ritual

The train ride

Books are a glance inside someone’s mind

Exchanging ideas

Advertising virus