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.

“Didn’t order a burger in Dayton” monster

I drew this monster while having dinner at a nice bar in Dayton, OH called “Lucky’s”. The burgers didn’t look like this...err on second thought, I didn’t order one so I don’t know!

in Monsters. Shareable link.

Young, potentially overexcited monster

This monster is ready to welcome in 2019 with wide eyes and a hopeful smile. Is that how you feel about to new year, too?

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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.

Somewhat sleepy monster

This monster looks like it just woke up from a nap. That curly nose is reminiscent of an elephant seal’s, for sure.

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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.

Pittsburgh is a wonderful place

Pittsburgh is and always will be my home city. I'm back for an long trip over the holidays and in between some east coast conferences, and it's been a wonderful trip. The grey skies and wintry weather are a welcome break from the monotony of LA sunshine (it's nice but...not for me). Here's what I've been up to.

in Inspiration, Pittsburgh, Thoughts.

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.

in Findings, Miscellaneous.

Anti-Notification Workflow

As part of my mission to conquer Twitter anxiety, I've figured out a solid workflow for quieting notifications on my phone. These things may be obvious, but they are not the default, so decidedly not obvious.

in Thoughts.

Most popular monster so far

This monster made an appearance as a sticker, and it has been the most popular so far. Just look at that sweet face!

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[Book Rec] Creative Quest by Questlove

Creative Quest could not have come at a better time for me. It's essentially a holistic guidebook to being creative, and the concepts have literally applied to every aspect of my life. If you're a creative person and looking to put some more energy into developing that side of yourself, I can't recommend it enough!

in Findings, Inspiration.

Disappointing Pho

A short post about eating disappointing pho while hungover. I wouldn't call this a "must read" but it is certainly relatable.

in Thoughts.

Squidward-esque monster

I drew this monster for a slide about how "Naming things is hard" in CSS. It looks a bit like Squidward from Spongebob.

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Monster inspired by koi fish

Have you ever watch koi fish eat and noticed how hilarious their noses/mouths are? This monster (and possibly many monsters before it, but subconsciously) were inspired by the gaping mouths of koi.

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Likeable, 3-eyed monster

This monster appears on the slide where I have FizzBuzz written in CSS. What a friendly face!

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A helpful monster

Look at this gentle giant, giving some friends a ride somewhere. How nice.

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