Category Archives: General

Chicago Basements


Haven’t gotten to turning on my decks since my son was born, but I did go back and check my previous recordings. This was inspired by some good nights/mornings in Chicago winters.

Make it work


For years when working on projects, both personally and professionally, I’d cripple myself with semantics and best practices. It’s far too common in the development industry to feel bombarded with best practices and receive backlash from the community/workplace when all of those best practices are not your standard. What I have come to learn from this is that, […]

Don’t be an asshole – pay for software


I along with thousands of others have received an email from Evernote, notifying me that the current plan I’m on will be changing. The change will most likely incur a fee based on my usage. Like a lot of software shops lately, Evernote is rethinking how to prioritize and move their product forward in a […]

Family standups


To coincide with a piece I wrote a bit a go, my family has evolved our discussions every morning into actual “stand ups.” Every morning we have these discussions over coffee, and sometimes we revisit mid-way through the day to make sure we are on track or if we need to change plans. Raising two […]

I don’t hustle – I’m motivated


This word in my community, I hate it. It’s become such a culture that for the most part I despise. It encompasses the idea that one should be constantly grinding at anything and everything. To quickly move or push (someone) often in a rough way The Webster dictionary defines hustle in a few simple ways, but […]