A Gigantic Thank You

Recorded on August 24th, 2014

I’m not completely sure where to put this post so for lack of a better place I’m just gonna set this thing down right here…

If you know me at all it should be no secret that I just got married. Well, a week ago anyway. Leslie and I just got back from a completely amazing honeymoon trip to St. Lucia and while I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things I’ve done s…

Today is a Big Day

Recorded on August 16th, 2014

Today is a big day. Today is the day that I get to marry my best friend.

The last few years have been quite the whirlwind. A new home, a new career, basically a new life. There have been some rough days, but they’ve been completely outweighed by the great days. When I look back at that time one thing clearly stands out. I wasn’t alone through any of it. I had my best friend by m…

Sketch Resource List

Recorded on December 14th, 2012

​Last updated: Dec. 14, 2012

I’ve been using Sketch 2 from Bohemian Coding off and on for a couple months now. I actually messed around with the app right after the major version 2 release and then didn’t use it for a while. I’ve been doing some actual UI work with it lately and have really enjoyed it. I wanted to further my skills with the app and see just how o…

Up to Speed with Sparrow

Recorded on September 16th, 2012

​It’s been a fairly busy last few months and one of the projects I’ve been working on durning that stretch has just launched this morning. Up to Speed with Sparrow, a screencast to help you learn to use the wonderful Sparrow Mail app for your Mac.​

This is the first professionally recorde…

I Don’t Think I’m Full of Enough Shit

Recorded on September 5th, 2012

​I’ve been in Chicago for about four months now (wow, I didn’t realize it had been that long until I wrote it) and I’ve been steadily working on a few things. I’ve been working on my writing by just doing more of it in more places. I’ve been working on getting more connected with the Chicago web development and design community. Combined with that I’ve been…

37signals Invests in The Starter League

Recorded on August 28th, 2012

​This week brought some interesting news to the Chicago tech community. 37signals made their first investment in another company. Yes, that’s right. Their first. The Starter League, a Chicago web development education start-up that has been in existence for less than a year, reached an agreement to sell a non-voting share of their company to the web app development company, 37signals.<…

My Code Editor: A Workflow Realization

Recorded on July 28th, 2012

​As designers and developers, we use many different applications and tools in our everyday lives. This group is a constantly changing, continuously morphing toolbox that enables us to get to the desired end product of any project as efficiently and easily as possible. The center piece of this group, for this crowd, is undoubtedly the code editor.

I had a conversation recently with…

Why Is Instagram Worth $1 Billion?

Recorded on July 18th, 2012

​The purchase of Instagram by Facebook has been covered extensively by all sorts of media outlets. And for good reason. $1 billion is a lot of money to pay for a small company that isn’t generating any revenue. The conversations have ranged from: “this is completely crazy” to “it’s a justified purchase” and every conceivable tangent in between.

I’ve been giving this …