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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]

Neptune (Gremlin) Local Dev Setup

Published: 4 Nov 2018

I am playing with some graph databases right now, for a fun project I may write about later. When I first started out I was using Neo4j, which has an excellent local development story, a lovely… [more]

Vetting Information you read on the internet

Published: 3 Dec 2017

Hi friends!

I realized that because of the certain set of skills I have been honing at work for the last decade I have some quick ways of vetting websites for content accuracy that the averag… [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]

The right Tools for the right job

Published: 25 Sep 2017

Last week I did a bit of programming for Game Of Codes in my "free" time which lead me to a couple of interesting observations.

1. Number of passing t… [more]

Jumping on the AMA bandwagon

Published: 25 Aug 2017

Today I am at React Rally in SLC and after a particularly inspiring talk by Preethi Kasireddy I created an Ask Me … [more]


Published: 23 Mar 2017

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]

Let's talk about Boot camps

Published: 9 Mar 2017

So the giant article I’ve been planning to write from what I learned prepping for that talk I gave on being senior<… [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]

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]

Io: the language, not the moon

Published: 17 Jun 2016

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]


Published: 14 Jun 2016

If I do this right then I will likely offend everyone, and then gently touch hearts so that we can all see eye to eye and heart to heart.

I am deeply deeply saddened by the news of the death… [more]

estimations and theory building

Published: 22 Mar 2016

My team lead at Instructure, more]

:hover should be dead

Published: 15 Mar 2016

:hover’s days are numbered. It has little time left in this world.

I am serious.

Here are the main reasons why:

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]

Learning the Trade

Published: 20 Oct 2015

I thought I would throw together a list of resources I have found interesting and useful when it comes to building the internet. This is by no means exhaustive and will be updated over time as I fi… [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]

The Problem of Over Communication

Published: 9 Jul 2015

Just like under-communicating over-communicating poses a serious problem to organizations. Before you read this and immediately write it off as just another rant, think about it. How often do you r… [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]

Approaching CSS the OO Way

Published: 27 Mar 2013

In an interview somewhere in the web development industry:

"Hey, have you heard of CSS?"

Oh yeah! Totally... it’s that stuff that designers write right? You know it makes things p… [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]

Toward a More Responsive Future

Published: 7 Nov 2012

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

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]

Short Circuit and the Javascript IF Statement

Published: 28 Jan 2012

A quick javascript tip that lets you eliminate small IF statements

Ok so it’s not really that kind of Short Circuit, though it is almost as cool. In javascript, as in many programming l… [more]

Setting up Speed: Cherokee, Railo and CouchDB on AWS

Published: 13 Sep 2011

I am working on a little side project ( which is going to require scalability, and a layered architecture that I just couldn't reasonably build in a physical environment. So I started to… [more]

Setting up Speed: Cherokee, Railo and CouchDB on AWS

Published: 13 Sep 2011

I am working on a little side project ( which is going to require scalability, and a layered architecture that I just couldn't reasonably build in a physical environment. So I started to… [more]


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]

Hide the Admins

Published: 13 Sep 2011

This morning after reviewing the* scan results I noticed that the only major security issue that turned up was that the railo admin was accessible from a public IP addres… [more]

Current Projects Update

Published: 9 May 2011

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.


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]