Sep 25 2012

Some links to resources discussed in my presentation for Refresh Chicago, a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of New Media endeavors in their areas.

Jul 30 2012

For the past few years, I’ve been getting to know liquors by setting aside an entire season to explore them. First there was the winter of whiskey, followed by the summer of tequila. This year, it’s been gin.¬†And, while I’ve been enjoying the standard gin and tonic, I’ve taken the opportunity to have some fun […]

Jul 23 2012

If you’ve been to Chicago, you know that the city has some great museums. And, if you live here, you know that, from time to time, these museums offer free admission. Here’s an iCal-friendly version of that schedule.

Jun 13 2012

One of my favorite bits of design/development advice comes from the film Six Degrees of Separation. Sometimes, good art is just knowing when to stop.

May 21 2012

This site has been redesigned. You’ll notice that projects take center stage to posts. And, a new “Tips & Tricks” section has been added so that I can share items of interest. I hope to post a long form blog post or two.

Apr 30 2012

Last week, Naz and I launched¬†Shifticons, a service which helps people create custom icon web fonts. In a nutshell, Shifticons makes it easy for you to add icons to your website, and is a dead simple tool for website designers. First, you mix and match icons from a wide (and growing) range of libraries. Then, […]

Shifticons screenshot

Dec 28 2010

Last week, at a visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, I was turned onto the music Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer from the 1930-40s, and a damn fine guitar player. Blew my mind. Note: She really starts cookin’ around 1:20. Enjoy.

Oct 15 2010

Without a doubt, the most courageous speech I’ve ever heard.

Sep 26 2010

UPDATE: I jumped the gun. This is just a preview of the new Twitter; the non-JS bits will be added in soon. … I’m surprised that the new Twitter web client wasn’t developed with progressive enhancement in mind. Here’s what it looks like with JavaScript turned off: Compared to the old site: I wonder how […]

Sep 1 2010

This post is a follow-up to a tweet I had sent this afternoon: Did you hear? If you hold the Apple TV wrong, Apple loses interest. #gen1owner #bitter I received enough replies, with varied interpretations of my poorly worded joke, that I wanted to respond on my blog. Sometimes 140 characters is not enough. What […]