An excerpt from my book, Programming Beyond Practices. Imagine that you work for an agency that helps clients navigate the early stages of product design and project planning. No matter… Read more Using Prototypes to Explore Project Ideas, Part 1 →
Without getting into a sad personal story, suffice to say that I’ve had my share of mental health issues over the years (mainly anxiety and depression), and that has been… Read more Boring tech saves lives →
Continuing on the theme from yesterday’s Shovel By Shovel post, I took 30 minutes today to do a tiny bit of work on a product idea that I don’t quite… Read more Build it wrong first →
There’s a product idea I’ve had for a couple months now. It’s fun to daydream about and even seems (in theory) like it’ll be very useful. I’ve been “too busy”… Read more Shovel by shovel →
If you’re in business for yourself, or otherwise have a high degree of autonomy in your work–then in theory you’re free to work how you want, when you want, and… Read more Make yourself at home →
In order to stay focused and get more stuff done, I’m staying off Twitter for the rest of the year. But I can’t resist joining the weekly #CodeNewbie chats! So… Read more July 5 #CodeNewbie Chat →
Some folks have suggested that it’d be nice for me to tell more of my personal story. There’s only one problem: I absolutely hate talking about my own life experiences. I… Read more Where I come from →
The last few weeks have taught me that if you create a long term plan that assumes you’ll be on mostly even terrain, a single mountain on your path can invalidate everything.