Next up in the realm of learning, I am going after Twig, the presentation layer templating engine used in Drupal 8.
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I am always trying to learn new things. This week it has been Node.js and building RESTful clean URL APIs that connect to a MySQL database.
First, I should mention I am not much of a gamer, but I am entertained by what game artists are able to pull off. And I enjoy entertainment.
Movie technology is getting cheeper and more amazing all of the time. While this blog post really isn't about movies or technology, I think there are a few lessons to be learned from this reality.
If UX is about reducing user distractions on the way to achieving audience goals, then the number two technique behind defining your audience (their differentiating characteristics and goals) would have to be mapping the experience.
Getting work done is often about setting up the right environment to facilitate success. For some it is about a clean desk and silence. But for many other people it is about being swept up in the busyness around you.
"Mom this is good chicken," the kid says to his mother. "Steve, this is fish. And yes, grandma cooked it and it is wonderful." The kid went on ravenously devouring the meal, "Grandma, this chicken is really good!"
It’s another Saturday night and I find myself sitting on a couch, belly full of tasty mexican food, wii controller in my hands fending off the advances of three other warriors playing head-to-head tetris on a big-screen tv!
I am no perfectionist. And while I am not a fan of putting preasure on people, I don't like it when people aren't willing to at least try. But sometimes, you need to do better than try.
I know plenty of people on both sides of this changing political issue.
I've been experimenting lately with a number of techniques in After Effects. While the included sample is silly and a bit long, it was fun to make!
Check out the video below!
You've been living under a rock if you know nothing about the troubled government-run healthcare site, but you might not know about the dysfunctionally coordinated effort that existed between the companies that created it.
Not many years ago I remember a friend of mine talking about how the largest at-risk group for HIV was single white female drug users. That may have been true, but it isn't any more.
The other day at work I was chatting with another technical co-worker about terminal commands that speed up one's workflow. He showed me a few tricks which got me thinking.
Full disclosure: when living in DC I participated in a number of video production projects for everyone from the VA to certain unnamed military organizations. I am thinking about the work I did with VA.
The weekend is here and so we need to reflect on the week and doing some serious resting. And resting is tricky. This post will be about the art of "chilling out" and the spiritual mandate to do so!
Of course, the White House is doing what it can to differentiate between involvement in Iraq and involvement in Syria, and while there are some differences worth considering, let's also take a look at some similarities.
I have a hobby, a ritual. It's called "the morning coffee". But I am not a fan of the coffee generously offered to me, free of charge, by my office. Here is my solution.
I am a gun owner... I thought I would start with that. And like most gun owners, I think that violence as fun entertainment is irresponsible.
At the university I have had the pleasure of shooting photographs at a number of campus events. It's been a fun time and I wanted to post a few photos here. Have a look.
MVC is the best thing to happen to ASP.NET since it's start. Here is why...
Recently I upgraded my camera, and I am excited to say I am thrilled with the outcome. In fact I couldn't be happier.
America’s foundation has become shattered. It is the picture of a factory sitting at the edge of a community nearly forgotten save the careless throws of teenagers foisting loose bricks through it’s windows. Can we get it back? Is it wanted?
Who would have thought that the we could find topics like corporate heirarchy, networking, operations juxtaposed with management in Jewish history. But it is there. And it's pretty cool.
Which one is it? If you design something you would be proud of, then you will create something worthy of your client (or) You should design with your client in mind (or) We don't design for our client, but for our client's client.
Our view of the world shapes our response to everything. It is always changing, but we don't really even manifestly think about it.
From time to time I need to embed a map on a website. And when I do I often use Google Maps. So I wanted to create a simple way to easily embed an interactive Google Map with custom marker icons plotted on the map. Introducing jQMaps.
I've been working with Drupal since previews of it in Drupal 4. In reality, that means I was not really fully frustrated with it until Drupal 5, and then in love with it in Drupal 6.
Nearly ten years ago I was given a D.I.S.C. personality assessment by an employer. While everyone spends time operating within all of the quadrants, in the end...