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Tech Things I read in 2018

Published: 29 Dec 2018

This is going to be a pretty straightforward list of what tech related reading I did this year. It doesn’t include hundreds of blog posts and forum discussion. I’ll break it into two ca… [more]

design and the internet as ephemera

Published: 2 Nov 2017

Hang tight... this is going to get a little esoteric.

The expirement really begins with three realizations. 1) That no one seems to agree on the direction that previous and next should be i… [more]

Critiques and Code Reviews

Published: 22 Mar 2017

This is another of my attempts to clear out my drafts folder. I started writing it on 3 August 2011 (So long ago!). Still seems relevant.

Let’s talk about critiques, or as engi… [more]

Language Drift and finding code beautiful

Published: 3 Mar 2017

I hate javascript Class. I like semicolons. This puts me in a specific group of developers who write js. It puts me at odds with many in the Eternal War of the Semicolon.

As I was driving int… [more]

Being Senior Part 1- the books and data

Published: 16 Sep 2016

This is just a quick post to throw up the books I quoted from and a link to the data for anyone who attended my presentation at Utah JS Conference 2016 today. I am putting down my thoughts in a lon… [more]

people and connections

Published: 8 Sep 2016

"I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; and when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive suste… [more]

Seeing and Speaking

Published: 2 Aug 2016

I was reading this wonderful article from ia and it occurred to me that jargon and seeing are related to each other.

We know from resear… [more]

safe-shrinkwrap: for all your shrinkwrapping needs

Published: 2 May 2016

One of the challenges that we have had in the recent past at work is with dependencies that don’t lock down their dependencies well. A lot of this probably rises from a misunderstanding of more]

reducing noise

Published: 15 Mar 2016

Noise is everywhere in our lives. From commercials, to billboards, to a new crying infant, it is literally everywhere. Some of it is good noise. Some of it is distracting us from the things we want… [more]

2015: in review

Published: 6 Jan 2016

It is said that change is the only constant and that certainly proved true this year around here in 2015. I started the year working as a Front End Stack team (core team) member for the LDS Church … [more]

Biology and CSS

Published: 25 Sep 2015

I am the average height of my grandfather’s generation. I have brown hair, that is rapidly going gray even at the ripe old age of 31. I have blue eyes and olive skin.

Now that you know … [more]

Design Tools are Broken

Published: 23 Jul 2015

To code or not to code? I try to push all my friends studying design to learn to code. It can only help them be better designers.

But this isn't an article about that. This is an article … [more]

On To New Horizons

Published: 16 Jul 2015

"Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow." - Juliet (William Shakespeare)

For the last three and a half years I’ve been work… [more]

Confidence Without Ego

Published: 20 Mar 2015

When I was young I thought humility was placing yourself below other people. To believe that they were better than me. To subserviate myself to their opinions and requests. I thought of the stereot… [more]

Moving the World

Published: 7 Nov 2012

Dear America:

In the wake of yesterday's election it would be wise to reflect on these wise words from our first President, George Washington.

“I have already intimated to you th… [more]

There is a Right Way

Published: 29 Oct 2012

I grew up working with power tools. I think I was 9 the first time I used a router. As a family we were making mancala boards for christmas presents for family and friends. The noise was intense, t… [more]

Don't Call Me. I'll Call You. Single Request Responsive Images

Published: 29 Sep 2011

We’ve been talking about responsive design around the office a lot lately. It’s kind of a big deal these days. The holy grail seems to be responsive images, or a system that allows you … [more]

11

Published: 13 Sep 2011

Today on the 10 year anniversary of September 11th I thought I would reminisce about my memories from that day, far from New York City. I am working to compile my families’ stories and may ex… [more]

Now Serving: Obsolescence

Published: 15 Jan 2011

This article is part of a series, “Now Serving,” that takes a look at the changes in design, and consumer culture, that are happening right now.

“We have advanced technologi… [more]

Trust and the Box

Published: 8 Oct 2010

Last Friday I was in Historic Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center(jsc) listening to Milt Heflin, one of jsc’s Associate Directors, describe some of the history that happened … [more]