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Archive: DESIGN

What I learned

Startup Engineering

24th of June, 2013

+ I started taking the Coursera class, Startup Engineering. So far, it’s interesting and it forces me to look at node.js which I have been trying to get to for a long time but just never found the reason. This class uses it for the assignments and so that should prompt me to jump in

What I Learned

Sink or Swim

17th of June, 2013

This week I didn’t learn enough. It was a bad week honestly. Current project is just not going in the direction I want and I feel completely unproductive. Spent way too much time reading about PRISM and the NSA and all that. + Steve Gibson offered up a pretty good theory of PRISM on his

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Creativity On Demand (Sucks)

7th of June, 2013

+ I didn’t just learn this. I’ve known it for years and years. And yet, I still have to sometimes learn and relearn the same lessons: Doing creative work for clients as a service provider is just not fun for me. It’s not the idea of the actual work that I don’t like, it’s the

What I learned

Connecting my things

29th of May, 2013

Things on my mind this week: + Xively + Adobe Edge Code + FlipClock + Amanda Palmer’s “Connecting The Dots” talk + Framer + A Starters Guide To iOS Design is pretty good. + I like Python. And I like APIs. And Flask is neat. So this post is interesting to me. + There are

What I Learned

Products, again.

24th of May, 2013

+ I started listening to two podcasts that I am finding fairly enjoyable and informative: Product People and The Foolish Adventure. Both center around the solo entrepreneur and bootstrapping your product/lifestyle. I haven’t written too much about my whole experience with 30×500 since the class finished up but I am still focusing on the results

What I learned

Assets and Stuff

15th of May, 2013

+ New to AppFog but so far it seems to work. I’m still learning but it is better than Heroku from what I see so far. I didn’t like Heroku because they just invented names for things that should just be called what they are. Dynos and Fugus?” Shut up please. That, and they were

What I Learned

What I learned:

8th of May, 2013

This week I am crankin’ on pixel pushing and a bunch of back end connections in the cloud bleezy blaazy blow. This goddamn site is getting hammered by the WordPress spam dingdongs who still think it’s viable to pollute the web with toxic waste. I got the sound studio back online and it’s working great

Is Your Design Strategy Killing Your eCommerce Business?

29th of December, 2012

Probably, because your eCommerce site looks horrible!  Worse, it makes your potential customers wonder if they can even trust you. They take one look and POOF, your bounce rate just went up another point. Maybe this doesn’t apply to you. Your eCommerce site has no design issues. It’s perfect. You don’t lie awake at night wondering if your

The Next Step.

11th of October, 2012

In my last post I talked about some of the ‘upgrades’ I have begun making to my own personal brand and product concepts. This is all part of preparing myself for the 30×500 class taught by Amy Hoy.  I found out about Amy, and her online class, via Hacker News.  I started poking around and

And, just like that, you start moving.

1st of October, 2012

I have no problem admitting that I don’t know something.  I make no pretensions of knowing too much.  But, I do know some things. Lately, I have been irritating myself with the awareness that I have been stagnating in a shallow bay of complacency. I am unfulfilled with the “maintenance mode” interaction I currently have