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The Transform app

March 31st, 2017

"A client project that I’ve been working on for a year and four months now has finally launched this week. Transform with Chris and Heidi, an iPhone and Android app."


2016 year in review

December 29th, 2016

"To keep track of the stuff I enjoy, I use a basic mobile web form I developed. My goal for 2017 is to release a full-blown app version (developed by a real programmer)."


#Scoop16

November 20th, 2016

"Last weekend I was in Las Vegas for ScoopFest, an event held for fans of the podcast, Matt & Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social."


The shift in politics and media

September 28th, 2016

"This election is showing us how the Republicans and Democrats continue to make sure they are the only choices for president as traditional media continues to decline to media on the web."


Being an Apple fan

September 24th, 2016

"I'm an Apple user because I want technology to fade into the background of what I'm doing."


Letting motivators lead the way

August 28th, 2016

"Practicing the process of understanding my motivators has helped me figure out the things I should focus my attention on."


Music discovery

July 24th, 2016

"A couple of months ago I found three burned CDs in a box somewhere labeled ‘Mix 2005’. I apparently made them over ten years ago at a time when I listened to music on a portable CD player that played MP3s."


Let's vote for sanity

May 30th, 2016

"It turns out that libertarian ideas are very much for everyone. Whether you consider yourself Democrat or Republican."


How the sausage gets made

April 17th, 2016

"It’s always interesting to see how something is done. I’ve tried to be conscious of this and show how I make my comics."


The FBI vs Apple and our civil liberties

February 28th, 2016

"You may have heard about the FBI demanding that Apple crack into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. Apple has refused because they feel that it is a huge security risk to their customers."



2015

2015 year in review

December 31st, 2015

"At the end of every year I go through the list I keep of various things I enjoyed and pick out my favorites. Here are my faves for 2015."


Past, present and future

November 22nd, 2015

"This year, fans of Back to the Future celebrated the year of the future based on a date in the second film in the series."


The virtues of being lazy

October 4th, 2015

"Laziness is viewed as a negative characteristic. It's something I've always struggled with myself since whenever I felt lazy, I would feel guilty and often force myself to try and do something about it."



Making it work

June 13th, 2015

"This post is basically just a bunch of links that promote my comic-writing effort. It's all the ways I'm trying to do one essential thing: make more comics."


My Soylent experience

May 15th, 2015 via Medium

"You may have heard of Soylent by now: the meal hack for geeks. If you haven’t, it’s basically a meal replacement drink designed to give you the nutrition your body needs while making it easy to prepare and consume."


The whole experience matters

April 12th, 2015 via Indie Aisle

"...by having control of the total experience of how your work gets in the hands of your readers, you form a deeper connection with them and create a story for your story."


Chores

February 22nd, 2015

"Teller, of Penn and Teller fame has been known to say that the things you're most passionate about you do when all the chores are done."


2014



New kind of ebook reading experience

October 8th, 2014 via Indie Aisle

"One thing that makes Indie Aisle unique is the reading experience. It's designed to make it easy for your readers to start reading right away and give them options for reading the way they are most comfortable with."


Connecting online and In Real Life

September 16th, 2014 via Medium

"One of the best ways I've found to get it out to people so far has been to take the hardback book to sell at comic book conventions."



Change for change's sake

May 30th, 2014

"It can be easy getting lost in what we should change in our lives for our goals and miss what we already have for them."


The state of Indie Aisle

April 27th, 2014 via Indie Aisle

"When I originally came up with Indie Aisle over four years ago, it's original goal was to make it easy for independent authors to publish their books digitally online."




Time to put in the log in blog

January 28th, 2014

"I've blogged on an off in the past, but it was always about thoughts and ideas in the form of short articles. I seem to have missed the point of the logging part of blogging..."


2013





What makes a good ebook

February 7th, 2013 via Indie Aisle

"Besides a great story of course, what's involved in producing a good ebook? Here's what I think the right components are and how we built Indie Aisle around them."


Changing formats of video games

January 12th, 2013 via Tumblr

"Recently I did some cleaning for the new year. Most of it involved throwing away old stuff I no longer needed. Among the stuff were boxes from old video games."


2012

Re-Wired: Issues 4-6

December 15th, 2012 via Tumblr

"Wired Magazine has all of its articles archived online since its very first issue."


Marketing a web app

December 11th, 2012 via Distinctive Quality

"The only way to really know if someone is using your product, this making it successful, is if they are happily paying for it!"



Why ebooks took so long

September 15th, 2012 via Tumblr

"ebooks are becoming more common today, quickly turning into a new standard for reading books. It's pretty interesting how long the idea of an ebook has actually been around, since even before the mainstream Internet."


Demos: digital art for computers

August 25th, 2012 via Tumblr

"Demos were audio-visual presentations that ran in real-time on a computer. They started as a way to show off computer performance, but quickly became an art form, mixing graphics, music and coding mastery into unique compositions."


Re-Wired: Issues 1-3

August 19th, 2012 via Tumblr

"I've been a Wired magazine subscriber for a few years now and I figured they would be a great source for learning about how the world viewed early personal computing and the internet in its early stages."


No more hardware tinkering

August 4th, 2012 via Tumblr

"In recent years, the buzz around hardware components has shifted to entire system upgrades. Hardware has become so much cheaper that it's just more convenient to get a new box or laptop every 2-3 years."





2011


The publishing empire of one

October 21st, 2011 via Indie Aisle

"There's no doubt ebooks are changing the way we enjoy our books, so of course publishing, the process by which an author gets their work to their readers, is completely changing as well."


Developing a web app

March 27th, 2011 via Distinctive Quality

"My side project, Indie Aisle has been online for a few months now and as I did with designing the web app, I'd like to share my thoughts about the development process."



2010

Wrong default web cursor

December 17th, 2010 via Distinctive Quality

"This past year, I've tried an experiment on the site. I've replaced the 'text select' cursor that shows when mousing over text on a website with the default arrow cursor."


Find an audience, one person at a time

December 10th, 2010 via Indie Aisle

"We've all heard about viral videos that spread online. The concept of being viral is just passing on something from one person to the next, branching out to a potentially large audience."


Designing an online app

August 1st, 2010 via Distinctive Quality

"Indie Aisle is a project I've been working on and off for a couple of years now. This past year however, I really got going with it, spending most of my available time outside of client work."





Introducing Indie Aisle

February 9th, 2010 via Indie Aisle

"I originally had the idea for Indie Aisle when I noticed that there were people I knew who wanted to do something creative from starting a band to having their own online comic, but didn't know how to get their work seen by other people."


2009


On Web Standards and rounded corners

October 25th, 2009 via Distinctive Quality

"While general web practices make sense, the need for having formal standards seems unnecessary. Website-building technologies have in a lot of ways standardized themselves because of individual developers deciding what is appropriate to use."




Online photo sharing done right

January 31st, 2009 via Distinctive Quality

"...I've kept my eyes open for good photo organizing software to use, but there was always a key component that they all seemed to be missing: a simple way to share photos with family and friends."


Older






Are you pod/audio/video-casting?

April 19th, 2006 via Distinctive Quality

"The New Media online community understands that podcasting is really a new way to enjoy original content. And like blogging has changed the way we receive news, 'content-casting' will be the way of the future for receiving audio and video content."


Future of design formats

January 29th, 2006 via Distinctive Quality

"When it comes to designing for the web or any type of on-screen presentation, the design is based on the format you have to work with. This applies to any medium really, but has been more difficult for the computer since it's always changing."


Xbox 360 interface

November 25th, 2005 via Distinctive Quality

"The new Xbox is not only a gaming system, but a full entertainment experience. And with all that's been thrown into it, the interface certainly required making the features easy to find and simple to use."