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Tech Things I read in 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]
Making the world more beautiful
Prompt: "You are tasked with making the world most beautiful. Where do you start?"
My first reaction is that I start with furniture. I believe that our perception of quality and beauty, whic… [more]
Over the past several years I’ve been working on a new application framework for nodejs. Monument is currently on it’s second major release.
What is Monument
Monument is fo… [more]
ambition. life's work.
Ambition, I have come to believe, is the most primal and sacred fundament of our being. To feel ambition and to act upon it is to embrace the unique calling of our souls. Not … [more]
Language Drift and finding code beautiful
As I was driving int… [more]
Death to Jquery
Yesterday I presented ’Death to jQuery’ at Pandamonium, our internal Tech Conference at Instructure, because honestly it’s time.
jQuery was critical to the development of th… [more]
ambition. life's work.
Ambition, I have come to believe, is the most primal and sacred fundament of our being. To feel ambition and to act upon it is to embrace the unique calling of our souls. Not to act up… [more]
"Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting over lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it;… [more]
Io: the language, not the moon
This is the first in the Seven Languages series of posts and covers the Io language, a small prototypal language.
Let’s get this out of the way righ… [more]
estimations and theory building
My team lead at Instructure, more]
2015: in review
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]
Thoughts on Components and stuff
TLDR: Create small shared granular components for everything, and a "view" is just an ordered collection of components.
Warning: this is rambly and mostly a brain dump. Read on...
Confidence Without Ego
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]
Toward a More Responsive Future
Let’s face it, ultimately the ideal solution for responsive images does not exists yet. Honestly, I am not sure that browser makers really have a dog in this fight so it will likely be a whil… [more]
There is a Right Way
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
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]
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]
Current Projects Update
I realized tonight that I have a whole bunch of projects lying around that aren't mentioned anywhere here on designfrontier. So to remedy that I decided to put together this quick article.
Trust and the Box
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]
A Tale of Two Cookies: Securing ColdFusion Session Cookies
Recently at work we went through a security review. It was a great learning experience to have outside contractors try and break into the web application. Found several things that I didn't expect … [more]