This week my kids are on spring break and I took the week off so we could all hang out as a family with no worries. Today was arts and crafts day and one of the few times I actually tried to paint something. When I finished making a few different pieces of art, my […]Read more "An Afternoon of Painting"
I know most people do not create open source projects to make money or to even get reimbursed for their time, but as a project gains success more than likely it will incur some expenses. It would be nice to have some sort of revenue attached to the project so you can cover those. I’ve […]Read more "Open Source – Donations vs Selling"
Over the weekend Wired published a story saying it’s time for an RSS revival and it hit home for me because this year I’ve made a concerted effort to move back to RSS and away from social media. For my setup, I use Feedbin as the RSS reader and outside of just standard RSS features, […]Read more "An RSS Revival?"
I see book recommendations all over the internet and in the past, I would try to make a mental note or add the title to my task list to check out later. This never really panned out because I went back to check I would forget who recommended it and without that personal connection I’d […]Read more "The Arrival by Shaun Tan"
When it comes to tools like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: don’t let the fear of missing out dictate how you live your life. The most productive and fulfilled people I know often got where they are by doubling down on the activities that return them huge benefits, while happily ignoring everything else.
Cal Newport – On Analog Social Media
The public library system doesn’t seem to get a lot of love lately, but they are making great strides in modernizing. One example is the Libby app for phones and tablets. I first seen it mentioned by a friend on Twitter and decided to check it out. I found the Leonardo Da Vinci biography as […]Read more "Read books and listen to audiobooks with Libby"
Here is an interesting plugin I came across today that stores every button you press with the mouse that could be used with a keyboard shortcut. It currently supports toolbar buttons, menu buttons, and tool windows and the actions.Read more "Learn keyboard shortcuts in IntelliJ products with Key Promoter X"