Today I am 11110!

This is the first official installment of a new tradition, Binary Birthday, where I re-learn binary every year on my birthday and express my new age as 1s and 0s.

in The Pick, Updates.

Being and Doing

I am about to turn [age] tomorrow. I sat down a few minutes ago to do some last minute reflection on my life so far, and instead opened up my RSS feed. I’m glad I did because I saw this article by Ben Callahan on Sparkbox’s blog, the Foundry.

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Designgineering Chronicles: Months 6.5-8.5, Part 1

It's a month later than I would have liked, but at long last an update on project Cantaloupe which is full steam ahead on development. What's it like to build and use a design system at the same time? In Part 1, we talk workflow, CSS utilities, and houses of cards.

in Web Development.

A 10/10 Sunday in Queens

I had a great day exploring Queens this weekend. Highlights include coffee, a large biscuit sandwich, coffee, the Socrates Sculpture Park, and unexpectedly encountering some of my family's heritage!

in Personal, The Pick.

Laura Owens @ MOCA

This weekend I went to an exhibition of Laura Owens' work, a contemporary painter, at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art. Highly recommended.

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Writing CSS Algorithms

The methods for white-boarding algorithm questions serve us quite well when writing CSS algorithms. This post is a written portion of the second half of version 1 of the Algorithms of CSS.

in Web Development.

#ShareYourDocs: One-off Patterns

I do not have the time or energy to write a full blog post, so instead I will share some interesting documentation about writing one-off patterns in our in-progress design system under a hash-tag I just came up with called #ShareYourDocs.

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Notes from Clarity Conf 2018

Clarity Conference was back at the beginning of December last year, but better late than never, right? I took handwritten notes on my iPad and have (finally) transcribed them for your scanning pleasure.

in Design, Inspiration.

Binary Birthday

First of all, it's not my birthday. That said, I had a cool idea for a birthday tradition that I want to record lest I forget it!

in Ideas.

Family dogs

Part of 2018 was the passing of a pup from my childhood, FeeBee, and the introduction of a new pup named Dennis. May “The Feebs” Rest In Peace, and welcome to the family, Dennis!

in Personal.

Design Systems Checklist

The design systems conversation is officially under way at PMC which is extremely exciting and something I need to write more about. But in the mean time, I want to share the Design Systems Checklist by Tim Schoch. There are so many design systems-related things floating around […]

in Design, Links.

Breakfast burrito at the airport

I'm eating a breakfast burrito at LAX before my flight back to Pittsburgh. Breakfast burritos at the airport before early flights are a ritual for me, and I felt like writing about it.

in Thoughts.

Ross From Friends

I like house music a lot. I'm quite a fan of the lo-fi trend, and Ross From Friends is in that category. A class act. Boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats.

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