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My Summer Reading List

I’m an idea junkie and a pretty high-level book hoarder. My tendency is to go on reading benders, tearing through a half-dozen books in a row and then slow down, going through phases where I grab a book, read a few chapters, get excited about an idea, and then...

Books: Things A Little Bird Told Me

I’ve been reading a whole lot lately, and I just finished Biz Stone’s new book “Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind.” It’s an interesting read for a number of reasons – hearing about Stone’s ascent...

Mobilizing Web Sites

  Recently, my work team was lucky enough to participate in a virtual user experience workshop (User experience, or, as it’s more commonly known, ‘UX’, is a term commonly used to encompass planning and designing for interactive properties....

Wraith CSS Testing Tool

​ I discovered a very cool new application from the BBC today​. It’s called Wraith, is built in Rails, and lets you select two urls to compare the interface between. It scans both sites at multiple resolutions, takes screen caps, and then creates thumbnails for...

8 months later…

…YES, I fell off blogging pretty hard – but I did keep coding! Since my last post, I’ve done a few things: Learned Git – I even have a GitHub profile with several repos that makes me feel mad legit Built a jQuery quote randomizer (designed by...

Day Six

I’ve shifted gears a bit to JavaScript, both to keep myself interested and to get a better handle on programming principles. I’m concerned that my basic understanding of programming principles is too weak for me to really make sense of rails. I’ve...