It’s become a tradition for me to participate in New Year posts that call for self-reflection, but I almost didn’t write this one, because self reflection has become such a crucial component of my day-to-day life. Still, I’ll admit it’s nice to press publish for posterity, and it’s fascinating to go back and read the words… Read More
In which we reflect upon our use of Gratitude, Fear, and GIFs of dragons.
This is not one of those posts where I pretend to have an answer. Today, dear reader, I come to you with a question. Possibly one of the oldest questions humanity has struggled with, after “is that food?” and “can I procreate with that?” Many prominent philosophers have posited and pontificated on this premise (sorry,… Read More
I’ve spent a lot of time working on my experiential and physical health this year. The tech and creative industry (and Western culture as a whole) is filled with sad stories of overwork: burnout, long hours at an office, sedentary, stressed, unhealthy, and constantly delaying life until later, until “after.” After the project is over, after the… Read More
Sometimes I take a break from work to make up random recipes. Here’s an easy, flexible one that’s perfect for your generically patriotic summer celebration!
Over the past week, I was the lead organizer for WordCamp Minneapolis, where I gave three original workshop talks as part of our first ever Foundation Friday, and was in charge of overseeing the logistics of the speaker dinner, afterparty, a social brunch, and two days of multiple tracks sessions for over 400 attendees. Immediately following this,… Read More
As we struggle to find meaningful connections in a world where technology, society, and our own human nature work against us, I suggest that we embrace our imperfections and try to form relationships anyway.
Have you heard of Spoon Theory? If you haven’t, I highly suggest you go read the article on Spoon Theory before you continue. As a general summary, Spoon Theory is a highly effective way of describing the finite mental and physical resources that people with a disability or chronic illness have at their disposal on a… Read More
Whether at 36,000ft or surrounded by 36,000 people, this is how I carve out space to reflect and connect.
Punny Valentines’ cards for the favorite Front-End Developer in your life, with link to the GitHub repository!
The last couple months have been busy ones for me on Github, as I continue to complete and iterate on personal projects and tools I can use for client work. This weekend, I finally added repositories for some of my biggest projects, and updated several others, and I wanted to share them with you here. Most… Read More
You never close your eyes anymore when your project ships, and there’s no tenderness in the code at your fingertips. In which love advice from the ancient Greeks enables us to pursue successful long-term relationships with our careers.
Struggling to deal with wanting to do everything when you don’t want to do anything. Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love worrying. Best for taking naps while you feel guilty about napping.
Realizing the need to let go of old fears and embrace a kinder form of motivation in order to grow, I choose to Live Life Thoughtfully in 2016.
On scratching an itch to build an admin color scheme plugin
I wrote an essay for HeroPress that explores my creative backstory and how deeply WordPress is entangled with my personal life, and I’ll share that with you here.
I may not be a daily blogger (or weekly, or monthly for that matter) but as we cycle through the final (short and mostly dark) day of 2014, I can’t help but reflect upon the previous year and look ahead to the future. 2014 started with a great deal of uncertainty, and so I decided… Read More
Because this is how my morning is going, I decided to commemorate it with a poem: Edit: Title suggested by @0x56, thanks! The Branch Not Maintained Purchase a copy of the poster here Two branches diverged in a project on Git, And sorry I could not push to both And be one designer, long I… Read More
It’s that time of year where New Year’s Resolution posts are popping up all over the internet, and within my own personal and professional circle is no exception. I am very proud of and inspired by all of the goals and aspirations I have read, and I wish all of you success in your endeavors…. Read More
I travel a lot within the US. By car, by bus, by plane, by foot. And because of this, I’ve become somewhat of a seasoned user of American public restrooms. From dirty gas stations to swanky hotels, classic fixtures to modern art pieces, falling-apart to high-tech, I’ve seen it all (except for Japanese toilets, that… Read More