There is something magical about describing something into existence

It’s hard to explain to someone who hasn’t done it. She asked me how I can take the boredom of just sitting there writing instructions to a computer for hours. “Don’t you ever just want to scream?” If I was writing a novel, she’d get it. It’s romantic even… the image of the reclusive writer […]

Regarding our current economic policies…

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for he that is higher than the highest regardeth, and there are higher than they. Moreover the profit of the earth is for all; the king himself is served by the field. […]

CSS, Forms, Borders and Biographies

This is just a bit of internet mix tape of interesting things I’ve read recently: Little CSS Stuff Newcomers Get Confused About If you’re a pro, it’s easy to forget the confusion you felt when you just started learning CSS. Just for fun, let’s try and remember some of those little weird confusing moments. I’ll […]

Accumulated Links

HTML5Pattern – A list of patterns that can be applied to many common form inputs  To celebrate the 12th birthday of metafilter @mathowie bought the domain of the first site ever submitted: Very long but good article about keyword research 6 Essential PPC Landing Page Optimizations Lessons From A Rewrite by Rebecca Murphey. I’m always impressed […]

Wrong To Right

Wrong to Right - A word game by Lance Kidwell

The other day I ran across some very old code and decided to push it up to the interwebs. It’s a game I wrote when I was first learning jquery. That said, I wouldn’t recommend using the code to learn jquery best practices. It works though! Check it out: Wrong to Right – A Word […]

Matrix of Emotions

Robert Plutchik’s Matrix of Emotions

I saw the image below recently and was intrigued. Unfortunately I saw the image without context so I couldn’t figure out what to google to learn more. The other day, however, I ran into it again. Here’s the explanation I found: Robert Plutchik considered there to be eight primary emotions – anger, fear, sadness, disgust, […]

Fathers, don’t frustrate your children…

It was late at night and I was standing in my kitchen, cooking bacon and crying. I was cooking bacon because I was hungry and I had bacon. When those two conditions are true it’s not at all surprising to find me in the kitchen cooking. The crying, however, was new. It had taken me […]

Hub… hub… oh-my-zsh! God Bless You. LoL!

Eh, it's not even that funny

I was poking around on my desktop tonight because, let’s be honest, there’s nothing quite like a thursday night spent playing with .oh-my-zsh. Quick Aside: I just noticed that in looking for the most “canonical” link to use for .oh-my-zsh in the previous paragraph I googled it and saw a few possibilities in the first […]

Coding Ugly

I am a forest - by Gustav Klim

Sometimes it’s good to just hack. Don’t worry about scalability or maintainability, don’t sweat coding standards, ignore DRY but mutter YAGNI as often as possible – just duct tape things together as you think of them. It’s like sketching, but instead of a pencil you have a text editor. You pop around the control flow […]

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