From The Desk Of Siwicki

John SiwickiWritten by John Siwicki who lives and works building interesting things. You should follow him on Twitter

Dreams Never End

01 September, 2017

On this day, each year I just mark the calendar with a single letter. The meaning behind it is still painful to remember. I remember that…

My Secret Weapon In Budgeting

16 July, 2017

This week, my Square Cash app gave me the option to sign up for what they call the cash card. For those of you who have not used the cash…

Podcast Pick: Master Of Scale EP1

28 May, 2017

Masters of Scale first episode features Airbnb’s Brian Chesky. This episode felt like an amazing insight on how to build a product that…

June Challenge Launch: Automate

28 May, 2017

This morning, I realized I didn’t have any toothpaste. I ended up waiting in line for 15 minutes at the grocery store for just the…

30 Days Of Gratitude

27 May, 2017

Lately, I have been experimenting with new apps that change my thinking and change my behaviors. I was using something early in the year…

Sunday Podcast Roundup

14 May, 2017

This Week In Startups - E732: “The Syndicate”: 7 top startups across 7 verticals pitch to 20 world-class investors https://www.youtube.com…

Nothing Is Free

30 April, 2017

Some of my favorite apps are the one the ones that help make your life better. Whether that is something to help you manage your diet…

Why I Am Releasing A Podcast

22 April, 2017

There is a lot that makes me scared every day. I feel like an imposter most days. I feel like I am not worthy of the things that I am trying…

Facebook Reality

18 April, 2017

I love when giant tech companies give keynotes. If they are streaming I tend to watch them and soak in the presentation. Facebook’s…

Does It Deserve To Be Shared

14 April, 2017

This week I was struggling to ship a product out. But, I didn’t want to fall behind on the challenge. I have already had two successful…

What Could Have Made Today Better?

09 April, 2017

I recently just finished tracking my mood for 30 days. Any app that can change my thinking or change my behavior I am always up for trying…

Can I Do This If I Can’t Sell?

31 March, 2017

Starting tomorrow, I am going to start a 5-week challenge to start to ship some of my ideas finally. As important as I think it is to make…

Getting Off The Bench

30 March, 2017

Today, is going to be some prepare work for the challenge. Week 1 for me is going to be releasing a new ebook. I’ve had an idea for some…

April Ship It Challenge

29 March, 2017

Do you have a notebook or a list somewhere of some ideas that you thought were just amazing? Have you ever been out with friends one day and…

Creating A New Vision

26 March, 2017

One thing that I sometimes focus too much on is work/career and projects. These are some of the things that take up all of my brain power…

Is VR Anti-Social?

25 March, 2017

Currently, I am sitting in my living room and I am watching someone use a headset. It was funny for about 10 seconds watching them bumping…

I Told My Inner Critic To Shut Up

21 March, 2017

I published an ebook on the Kindle store this week. I was just messing around with formatting and options. I was curious to go through all…

Asking The Right Questions

13 March, 2017

I have a bad habit. I constantly think and dwell and even get obsessive about a topic. I can sometimes do a deep dive on something and let…

The Art Of Waiting

12 March, 2017

At around the beginning of the year. I decided to do a want list with a friend of mine. We just decided to write down some of the things…

The Power of Podcasts

11 March, 2017

I am on of those people that would be able to tell you the song that was playing during important life events. I have always received the…

Order The Weird Stuff

10 March, 2017

Each morning, I could wake up and think about a million excuses to start the day off with. The mind goes into a million different places…

Everyday The Chip On My Shoulder Gets Bigger

18 February, 2017

Rejection is a hard thing to deal with for me. Sometimes, it is something that can be washed away and moved onto the next thing. Then there…

The Fury and Then Misery

16 February, 2017

Today, started with a fury of ideas. I woke up and just really enter into a flow and things was flowing. I was seeing some of my ideas and…

I Am My Own Worst Enemy

15 February, 2017

I generate ideas and I never act on them. I talk myself out of them. I say that I am not good enough. I don’t have enough skills. How does…

A Community Of Power

12 February, 2017

There are certain people in your life you can have conversations with unfiltered. I mean unfiltered like you can tell them something that…

Amazon…..Chips?

21 January, 2017

Convenience is going to be a powerful thing in our lives going forward. If a company can make something easier for you and can help you…

The Search For Optimization                                                    

19 January, 2017

As 2015 came to light, I noticed a few things that kept happening to me. I kept failing to do any of the goals that set out to accomplish…

My Favorite Things: Podcasts

19 January, 2017

Podcasting has achieved a new level this past year. The number of shows that started to become required listening keeps growing. Podcasts…

Usability Testing Made Me a Better Developer

29 November, 2016

A few months ago, I took some intro to user experience classes online. I wanted to get more familiar with some different areas and get a…

Can Black Mirror Save Us?

13 November, 2016

In 2009, a documentary was released called, “We Live In Public.” The film follows Josh Harris, founder of the site Pseudo.com. While…

Cash Apps – Venmo, Square Cash, Google Wallet

06 November, 2016

I have tried different hacks and different ways to save money and track all of my spending. I have even used some unorthodox methods before…

Time To Ship

26 October, 2016

Lately, I set out on something different. I wanted to make a lot of changes and I have had a lot of lists of to dos and goals. These were…

A Time To Be Small

16 October, 2016

I have always wanted to start a podcast. Tonight, is my attempt at publishing something. It is just a sample of the stories that I want to…

How Does Snap Keep Doing It?

16 October, 2016

Google Glass was something that I was ravenous for. The product eventually became dead and Google learned a lot from that experiment. I had…

Google Just Mainstreamed VR

13 October, 2016

Google had a big event last week. It announced a slew of new products including a new line of phones, new Chromecasts, and a new Google Home…

What Is The Point of Google Allo?

10 October, 2016

Every day, there are always two tabs open on my computer. The first two things I open are Todoist and Gmail. I do most of my communicating…

Did You See The Game On Twitter?

10 October, 2016

Tonight, I am watching sports on Twitter on my Amazon Fire TV. Earlier this year, Twitter won the rights to stream 10 NFL games. The games…

The Future Of Cars Is Not So Far Away

27 September, 2016

Uber finally introduced its self-driving cars to the world. They were rumored to have been working on this technology for quite some time…

Alexa, How Much More Do I Have To Run?

27 September, 2016

Pebble is always one of those companies that I think are underrated, as they really the whereabouts on a lot of interesting things over the…

Material Design Was The Best Thing To Happen To Android

13 September, 2016

Six years ago, I bought the beauty you see. It was my first foray into the Android ecosystem. I had an iPhone 3 something-or-other before…

Trying To Get 5% Better Each Day

08 September, 2016

Is there something that has always been on your to do list? Have you always wanted to do something and it just has been sitting on your…

Smart Everything

07 September, 2016

Did you know that you can buy both a smart container for your eggs and a smart toothbrush to get stats on your brushing? We are about to…

The Future of Movies

05 September, 2016

Growing up, there were only two rooms in the house that had air conditioning. We would all fall into those rooms on days when it was too hot…

I Start The Day Doing Something Uncomfortable

04 September, 2016

I started this year with a new thing that I want to implement my life. I wanted to take either a good or a bad habit and give myself 30 days…

Keep Failing But, I Can't Stop Trying

01 September, 2016

I am becoming obsessed with the thought of starting my company. I got so into the idea that sometimes I would shut down projects and leave…

Is This The Perfect Snack?

30 August, 2016

Soylent is a meal replacement, available in both liquid and powdered forms.  The company has released a few intonations of their drink. Last…

Would No Man’s Sky Be Better in VR?

16 August, 2016

My gaming nowadays is usually limited to a few hours here and there. My Steam playtime for this year has been 20 hours of NBK2k17 and 1…

Three Ways Every Bank Can Get Better

07 August, 2016

Have you ever met anyone who loves their bank? Have you ever had a conversation with someone who said, “Hey, you got to try my bank…

A User Complained And I Felt Like A Failure

01 August, 2016

One of the clients I work for I got an email from a customer that really upset me. We had a piece of content on a website that was not…

Did Pokémon GO Just Make the HoloLens Exciting?

31 July, 2016

Today, I spent an hour walking around my neighbor looking for Pokémon. Pokémon GO is the thing everyone is talking about. Never has an app…

I Am Ready To Invest But Is Anyone Worth it?

24 July, 2016

This week’s goal was to find a company to invest in. The new law passed recently allows non-accredited investors to invest in startups…

This Podcast Freaked Me Out

24 July, 2016

Have you ever consumed a piece of art that was so transformative that you wanted to tell the world about it? This show showed up in my…

Can Every Transaction Be Like Starbucks?

17 July, 2016

Next time, you are at a restaurant, I want you notice how long it takes you from finishing your meal and everyone deciding it’s time to go…

The New Wallet

10 July, 2016

A long time ago, I read a news article about a startup, Circle, that was handing out some money for to sign up for their bitcoin wallet…

Written By Google

10 July, 2016

This is going to be a short post. I’m trying to write with Google Now voice dictation. I wanted to test voice accuracy of this and to see if…

Have I wasted too much time?

02 July, 2016

I’m trying to figure out what I’m good at, what the things I should be working on, what things can I do to help me build a business, and…

Prototyping with React

28 June, 2016

I am the type of person who needs to do something over and over again to learn. React is one of those frameworks that I really want to get…

Why Did Microsoft Buy LinkedIn?

25 June, 2016

After LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft last week, I, like many others, was wondering how this would fit into their core product line. I…

How One App Changed My Writing

23 June, 2016

I have found that I must love the tools I am working with in order to really become great at anything. Once I started writing all my code in…

One Second, I Have A Notification

22 June, 2016

My phone has become an extension of me. For better or for worse, there are not many activities I do without it. But, lately I have been in a…

A Quick Guide to Making a VR App

09 June, 2016

Google is going to release a proper VR operating system later this year with their release of Android N. It is going to have VR at the core…

Hosting Static Sites With Blackblaze

05 June, 2016

One of my most hated things is dealing with hosting and all the shit that is wrapped up in that world. I wish I could host everything on…

A Few Thoughts on Google Home

27 May, 2016

Google I/O is this week and with that comes a few days of nonstop Google News. The big announcement of I/O this year comes in the form of a…

365 Days of Writing

22 May, 2016

Writing was always something that I wanted to get more involved in my day to day life. Early last year, I started a blog and had some posts…

Website Teardown – Trump vs. Hillary

12 May, 2016

For some reason, I started down a rabbit hole. That is a journey that yields interesting results. So I decided to run both Donald Trump and…

Building Habits

08 May, 2016

When I was younger, I had some issues when it came to communicating in general. Maybe part of it was the fact that I was the youngest of…

Making Accessibility a Top Priority

04 May, 2016

Just a few weeks ago, I attended a conference on Web Design. It had been a long time since I had attended any industry event of such caliber…

CSS @apply

28 April, 2016

Variable declarations and mixins are the two preprocessor components that I miss the most in projects where I have to write vanilla CSS…

My Hour With Bots

17 April, 2016

Facebook Messenger as a platform already has a ton of interesting hooks. They announced some additions recently, like being able to get an…

One Month Without Meat

17 April, 2016

This month’s challenge was to go vegetarian for the entire month. I usually am not a heavy meat eater except for chicken and bacon. I think…

The Future Of Coffee

09 April, 2016

Late last year, I went on a cruise. The cruise ship had a robotic bartender that would serve you drinks that you ordered from a tablet in…

Building an App in 24 hours

06 April, 2016

Part 2 - React Native I have been dabbling with some React work over the past few months. It is hard to find a blog or some code on Github…

How We Tried To Hack Our Fitness

03 April, 2016

There was a point in my life where I got on a scale, and it told me no. I was so overweight that a scale had no answers for me. I remember…

Building an App in 24 hours – Part 1

28 March, 2016

Design For far too long I have had a single goal to publish an app into an app store. It could be any app. I would write down ideas and even…

Bitcoin Is Easier Than You Think

20 March, 2016

Bitcoin has been something that I have long kept an eye on but never used. I made a Coinbase account years ago, and even had .0001 BTC in my…

Three Ways To Get Started with Encryption

16 March, 2016

Your data is yours, and you should be able to do whatever you want to do with that data. For example, if we use a Google product we opt into…

One Month of Mediation

10 March, 2016

Each month I like to pick a habit that I want to explore and implement into my daily routine. Some of these monthly habits have embedded…

Four Ways To Improve Your Projects In 2016

06 March, 2016

This past year has been jammed back with new tools, tricks, and packages to fill up our build processes including. It seemed like we talked…

We’re All Imposters

04 March, 2016

On the eve of my 32nd birthday, I sit here as a fraud. That is is something I feel like I deal with every day and something that most people…

CSS @supports

28 February, 2016

Last week, Microsoft announced that is killing support for old versions of Internet Explorer and prompting users to upgrade. This is huge…

Creating Culture

23 February, 2016

What is company culture? Why is it the most important thing in the company? The culture should be an invisible thing. It should also have…

Did Spotify Just Become iTunes?

12 February, 2016

This past weekend, while in the car, I saw a new section in Spotify. The section was called “Shows” and inside of that were categories for…

What I Learned Doing NaNoWriMo

07 February, 2016

In May, of this year, I started writing every morning. It was just something that I was experimenting with. I started with just some writing…

Financial App Roundup

01 February, 2016

I saw The Big Short this past weekend. It was an excellent film, and it did a fantastic job of explaining what happened back in 2006-200…

The Search For More YouTube

21 January, 2016

YouTube recently announced their new paid service called YouTube Red. Naturally, I had to sign up for a free trial and see if it was worth…

Amazon’s Secret Weapon

12 January, 2016

Last year, around this time, I got an invite to get early access to a strange device from Amazon. Amazon was releasing a speaker that you…

The Future Of Food

09 January, 2016

Three Products That Want To Change How We Eat I hate cooking. There are few activities that I hate more than cooking. As I grow older, I…

Frame JS: Prototyping

30 November, 2015

Prototyping is one of those things that always interested me. It was something that combined design and code so well. I also thought that if…

PostCSS Plugins

25 November, 2015

I have been spending some time getting postcss into my workflow. I started using it with gulp in my build process. The best thing about…

Gulping with PostCSS

15 November, 2015

PostCSS is the new thing that everyone is talking about. I have only used it on CodePen, but I wanted to use it in a project from start to…

Sunday Sketching

18 October, 2015

I was working on a project this morning, and I got stuck. I had trouble finishing off the design of it. I wanted to try and do something…

Learning JS

13 October, 2015

I am in the middle of building my first Javascript based application. I have never successfully finished an application of this scope. I…

Mentobi

04 October, 2015

Writing has always been something that I have loved. I started a blog in college. I had no experience writing, and I just loved sharing my…

What I Learned From Writing 750 Words Every Morning

30 August, 2015

Today was day 80 of my new habit. A heard about a concept called morning pages a few months back, and it seemed like something worth a shot…

Facebook + Rdio

15 August, 2015

Apple Music’s launch a few weeks ago reinvited the streaming wars. Apple Music has given out a generous free trial that I am sure made a lot…

Column Count

09 August, 2015

The thing that I love most about CSS is there is always something new that I learn about. I feel like at least once a week I hear about…

PostCSS

30 July, 2015

Lately, I feel like everyone has been talking about PostCSS. Just as I started to get comfortable writing and working with SASS. PostCSS…

Material Design Inspiration

23 July, 2015

I have been working on a new app for the last few weeks. It is being made with some aspects of material desgin baked into it. I do what I am…

React Tutorials

12 July, 2015

I have been searching for some good tutorials as I want to make a simple app with a backend in Parse of Firebase. I stumbled across a…

Insane Tough Concept

05 July, 2015

A few months ago a friend and I started experimenting with a concept for a fitness app. We wanted to take all the thinking out of working…

A Few Thoughts On Apple Music

26 June, 2015

Apple just announced their foray into streaming music and how they are going to leverage the Beats acquisition. Honestly, it was nothing…

My Library Card

23 June, 2015

My obsession for watch apps continues this week. I wanted to design something a little more in depth than my previous attempts and start to…

Apple Watch Newsletter

20 June, 2015

The second project in my series is going to be an email newsletter. I have always been an intense researcher and tinkering. Also, as most of…

The Notifications Will Never Stop Now

14 June, 2015

The Pebble Steel has been a permanent fixture in my gadget family for awhile now. They have had an update for awhile that allows you to have…

Introducing Meowington

06 June, 2015

As part of my summer project, I wanted to get some more design work done. I have been obsessed with Watch apps lately, and I want to take…

Ship It

31 May, 2015

In college, I ran a music blog that to me was very successfully. It was almost like an accidental startup. I even had a staff at one point…

Weekend Inspiration

23 May, 2015

For my journey to get better at Javascript, MDN Posted A re-introduction to JavaScript. Walkthrough was a really good refresher of some…

Material Design Assets

20 May, 2015

I have been doing a lot of research this week about building an app. I am going to be starting the process of building something for both…

Future Of The Pump

17 May, 2015

I woke up today sore from the gym. It was actually almost hard to walk down the stairs this morning. I have also been recovering from a knee…

Creation Station

14 May, 2015

I have just been off my game for a few weeks. Then last night, the flood gates opened up, and I just started writing and writing. The…

Just One More Episode

11 May, 2015

“I just don’t have enough time” is a phrase we have all uttered or said to someone recently. I feel like the older I get, the less time I…

Material Design Pens

07 May, 2015

Today, I spent a lot of time researching designs and diving into material design. I am trying to develop an app idea. I wanted to learn…

Design D

05 May, 2015

Much like writing, design is a hard thing for me to tackle. A lot of times when I sit down to create the ideas are swirling, and it can be…

Mac Menubar Apps

05 May, 2015

I found a repo over on Github that just got me really excited tonight. I had to just post a link to this. Quark Shell helps you mac menubar…

CSS Generated Content

04 May, 2015

CSS can be sneakily powerful at times. There are times when it could really get yout out of a jam with some of the lesser know selectors and…

New CSS Selectors

29 April, 2015

Today, I was trying do a few things in CSS that just wouldn’t work across all browsers. This started me doing a little research whole to…

The Power of Habits

27 April, 2015

Last week, I stopped my daily habit of writing. It was one of those weeks that I couldn’t sit down and focus on anything. I only posted…

Top Hunts 4/26: Apple Watch Edition

26 April, 2015

This was the week of the Apple Watch. The watch is officially out in the wild. So naturally, the app store has been flooded with new items…

Day: 30 – The Struggle

23 April, 2015

Today is the day! It is Day 30. Of course today is the day that I had the most trouble coming up with a post idea. This is not a new thing…

WordPress Theme Development with Drophost

21 April, 2015

Whenever, I start creating something I always start by making a static flat version of the design. I never liked working on a server, and…

Top 10 Hunts on Product Hunt 4/19

19 April, 2015

Revist.io - Bookmarks are one of those things that will never go away. Lately, anything of importance I just stick into Evernote. It is…

Getting Started With Github Pages

14 April, 2015

Hosting of my projects has always been a sore spot for me. I either want total control over the server or want nothing to do with it at all…

A Few Ways to Better DMs

11 April, 2015

Twitter has become one of my essential daily tools. I have set it up as a service that I get all my news from, connect with certain people…

Thursday Roundup

09 April, 2015

I was just too exhausted to do anything today. I have been using surge.sh all week for projects and it has been every bit amazing as I…

Is Chrome OS Becoming Android?

07 April, 2015

Google announced that they had opened up Android apps on Chrome OS to all developers. App Runtime for Chrome runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and…

Link Recap v2.1

06 April, 2015

Link Recap Here is just a round up of the best things I have found over the last few days. Responsive Grid System - 2kb that looks simple…

The Missing Front End Tool

05 April, 2015

I have been waiting for a product like Surge. When, I first saw Surge I actually ignored it. The website explained what it was. “Surge…

Surge CDN

05 April, 2015

Yesterday, I talked about the holy grail that was finding Surge.sh . Today, I decided that I wanted to take a simple landing page and push…

Sketch Resources

04 April, 2015

Plugins Plugin Manager - simple plugin manager Content Generator for Sketch - quickly create placeholder content Duplicator - duplicate…

Why I will never pay $20 a month to stream music?

02 April, 2015

This past week Jay-z official launched his Tidal music service. There was a bit of noise around it when it launched as some major artists…

The Search For The Right Machine

01 April, 2015

It is time again. My iMac/MacBook Pro combo has now hit the 5-year mark. That is usually when I like to upgrade my machines. I started…

Essential Tools : April Edition

01 April, 2015

One of my favorite types of posts is when people post the things that they use on a regular basis. I am always tweaking my workflow and…

A Few Thoughts On

31 March, 2015

Tomorrow is April 1st and I have been pondering a number of challenges to begin. I wanted to wait till the next month the first of the month…

Sunday Roundup Vol 1.2

29 March, 2015

This weekend I did a lot of reading and not a lot of making. I am hoping to back to 100% next week. Here is a roundup of some interesting…

Amazon Almost Got It

27 March, 2015

I own a Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox 360 and Amazon Fire TV. This might seem really excessive, but I don’t have cable I like to have…

Things I Hate About the Design and Development Process

26 March, 2015

This week I have been in the middle of a massive project. It had a very sensitive deadline. But, allowed me to see some of the problems…

React Native

26 March, 2015

I think I have found my latest project to work on React Native . These demos are just juicy and Facebook open sourced this today.

Overworked and….

25 March, 2015

Some days are just so much easier than others. But, sometimes it is just about showing up. I always want rather attempt than to not attempt…

Torn

24 March, 2015

Tonight, has been the hardest night to write. I wanted to do 30 straight days as a goal. Now, on the next night after that. I was a little…

The Sunday Sketch

22 March, 2015

Sunday Inspiration In Pieces - Some of the work on this site is so much on another level it will make you just want to open up a Codepen…

Lists Sweet Lists

21 March, 2015

Unordered lists are one of my favorite elements in the tool chest. You can do so much with them. They are versatile and really easy to style…

The Toolset: March 2015 Edition

21 March, 2015

I love apps. If I could afford it, I would have an Android and iOS device and just swap sim cards once a week. I will always try new stuff…

I Streamed My Cat On Meerkat

19 March, 2015

I finally played around with the app that has had everyone talking for the past month. Meerkat allows you to tweet live video to your…

Citizen Four

18 March, 2015

Last night we watched the documentary citizen four on HBO. I honestly heard about this on oscar night as it won best documentary. I am sure…

Interactive Prototypes

17 March, 2015

I have a problem. If its something new, I sign up for it or I want to buy it. There is something about the new big thing that just draws me…

Daily Shipping

16 March, 2015

Over two weeks ago, I had a long talk with a friend. We touched on a number of topics but one thing really stuck out to me. He kept asking…

Investigating Git Deployment Methods

15 March, 2015

Web hosting is one of those areas that I just had to deal with. I have number of different projects scattered across the web on different…

That Gave Me A Headache

14 March, 2015

There is something that happens to me when I am facing with a tragedy. After everything settles down and the reality of the situation has…

Front End Resources #1

13 March, 2015

There was a lot of new updates and great articles out there this week. I think once a week I want to post some of the great stuff out there…

Animation Timleine

12 March, 2015

Whatever machine I am working on I always have a regular install of Chrome and then a Canary build. You can install Canary alongside a…

Mix Blend Mode

11 March, 2015

I have been looking to find those CSS properties that are slowing coming into support but that I might not relay on just yet in a project…

Newsletter? Next Moves

10 March, 2015

I started daily blogging over 2 weeks ago. Today is day 16 and I struggled to come up with a topic. So, I do plan on trying to update this…

Thoughts on Apple Event

09 March, 2015

Apple announcements always seem to stir us up. Today, was a big one with the official release date for the Apple Watch. Also, a new retina…

Chrome Devtools Tips

08 March, 2015

I use Chrome Devtools hours each day. The chrome team is always updating them and adding new stuff to make everything easier. Ever developer…

Podcasts : March Playlist

07 March, 2015

Podcasts are becoming an essential part of my day. I have a long list of things that I subscribe but below will be a list of podcasts that…

Prototyping

06 March, 2015

Today I got a wire frame on a napkin and was told to go build. I started going right into code and something felt wrong. I rushed into the…

Javascript Resources

05 March, 2015

Learning javascript can an overwhelming experience. I have been trying to make it a focal point to really learn the basis and get more…

Animating With Snap

02 March, 2015

Yesterday, we created some circles with Snap.svg . For today I wanted to try and see if we can move those circles around. If you reference…

Setting Up Sketch Plugins

02 March, 2015

Today, I really only wanted to do two things. I wanted to install a Sketch Plugin and then I wanted to learn how to take some screencasts…

Creating SVG With Snap

01 March, 2015

This morning I wanted to start playing with SVG. Snap.svg is a JavaScript SVG library that allows you to create, animating and…

Internet Free Night

28 February, 2015

My wife and I went away for my birthday weekend a few weeks ago. There was an a interesting product of that weekend trip. Whenever we go…

Flexbox: Getting Started

27 February, 2015

Another blog coined the term “Flexbox Fridays.” I wanted to run with that and post a few links and tutorials that have helped give me a…

Sketch: Keyboard Shortcuts

26 February, 2015

The last few days I have been spending some time in Sketch. It took me some time to get used to the workflow. I think some of these are…

Three Pomodoro

25 February, 2015

Tonights challenge was simple. I had 3 Pomodoros to do some of my own work. I wanted to see what I could come up with in that time frame. I…

First Attempt With Sketch

24 February, 2015

Photoshop always has to many things and toolbars for me. I would always get lost in the sea of buttons and menus. Whenever I had to design…

CSS Masks

23 February, 2015

This week I have decided to just start posting some simple CSS Demos. First, we are looking at Masks. I stumbled across an article and I…

From Idea To Sale In Hours

10 February, 2015

I usually keep a list of of my ideas. They can range from the simple to the massive. About two weeks ago, I read https://unicornfree.com…

Gitorious: Intro To Git

09 February, 2015

I never saw the need to use git or github. The dev process at my day job didn’t allow us to use any version control system. Most of my solo…

Too Much Sass

02 February, 2015

For such a long time, I wasn’t buying into this. I can write CSS just fine. I did need to add another layer on top of that to add another…

Huge Amount of Work

13 January, 2015

I hate everything I create. I have been really working on writing more. I have been working on getting into the habit of doing daily pages…

Cardboard (DIY VR)

08 November, 2014

Virtual reality was never a space that I got really excited about. The Oculus rift did seem cool but I never felt the need to actually try…

Why I Never Got A Blog Live Till Tonight!

21 June, 2014

I am a person who will always have a screen near him. My passions are all over the place. I find researching everything from video games…