Here are some things I have been thinking about lately. If you have thoughts about something you read here, let me know.
This year I’m growing almost all my vegetables from seeds. I’ve been alternating between several different seed starting mediums, and I wondered which was the best. So I did an experiment to find out. The results were surprising.
I heard myself saying things like “My list of things to do just keeps getting longer!” and “There aren’t enough hours in the day.” I also noticed I was often scrambling to finish things at the end of my day, rushing to cross something off my list before dinner or evening plans or bedtime. I […]
Over the past few years, my approach to setting up a raised garden beds has evolved quite a bit. The following is my cheapest, easiest, and most effective design to date. You can buy all the parts for $65 (or less) and complete the entire project in less than two hours.
What is a good day? What are the things I do that matter and make me happy? I’m doing an experiment in which I make a point to do a few simple things every day.
I’m rebuilding the front end of a Rails 5 project as a single page app in React. Here’s my “quick and dirty” search and replace approach to jump-starting the process.
This is the first of (hopefully) several installments in which I will log my process of designing and developing a new product.
My house only has a shower, and my dog likes to run around in the mud. So I have had no choice but to perfect this art.
If the designs you work with originate as Photoshop files that later turn into websites, there are a variety of symptoms that can be considered warning signs…
It is not difficult to set up a Rails app with MySQL on Heroku if you know what to do, but there are a surprising number of “gotchas” that are not well documented.
A lot goes into being a good designer. But I’ve come to realize that there is at least one characteristic that is true of any good designer: good questions.
I worked hard to hire women and build a diverse team of engineers. Some things I tried were successful. Some weren’t. The following is a list of what worked for me.
Approximately 10% of US citizens are blind or have some degree of vision loss. We learned some important lessons that we wanted to share.