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Podcast Recommendation: Finding Fred

I honestly feel refreshed as a human being after listening to this podcast about Fred Rogers, and how the values from the Mr. Rogers show apply to our world today. 10/10 recommend.

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How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit by Mike Cannon-Brookes

I started writing a year in review post, but ended up watching a talk about impostor syndrome…

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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.

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[Book Rec] How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

I now realize my historic aversion to math is due to bad math education. Math is so cool and I want to learn more of it, thanks to this book!

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Email newsletters I enjoy

I’m really loving the medium of trustworthy email newsletters lately – here is a compendium of my favorite weekly-ish ones, both within the web dev sphere but also outside it.

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Everything Easy is Hard Again – Frank Chimero

I started the year exceptionally motivated and productive, with a reasonably-sized to-do list that has now expanded by a factor of at least three. This article by Frank Chimero about the increasing complexity of web development came about at the right time, and it deserves a share.

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Podcast Recommendation: A Piece of Work

Abbi Jacobson, the long-haired one from Broad City, has a podcast about modern art. It’s fantastic. As an art school graduate who doesn’t remember very much about art, I absolutely relate to the podcast’s sentiment: It’s everything you want to know about modern art but were afraid to ask. In each episode, Abbi explored a […]

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A favorite tweet

I mention this tweet at least three times a week (both while teaching CSS and in general conversation). Now you will too!

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I designed some skis

I’m into skiing, and it’s time for a gear upgrade. Courtesy my brother at MTNmeister, I’m getting custom skis from Parlor Skis in Boston, and got to design the graphics myself – how cute are these? And here they are in Alta (took a very nice, unplugged vacation for myself):

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Podcasts are Amazing + Recommendations

Before getting into a few, relatively web design-centric favorites, let’s compare podcasts to the written word. By “written word” I mean articles, blogs, and the like. What you sift through on Feedly or links found on Twitter, anything you’d save to Pocket. So yeah, this post qualifies. Oh the irony!

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2013 Web Design Shout Outs

The past few weeks I have been entirely overwhelmed with inspiration and need to drop some serious shout outs: People and Places First and foremost, the the entire web design/dev/tech community. What an open, motivating, and supportive group of people! In particular: Brad Frost – whose work makes me so excited to build things. Matt […]

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I’m Just a Bill

Some inspiring, light-hearted nostalgia for you (I just returned from a month in Europe and am not quite ready to write a substantial post). After that, maybe take a look at Jimmy Kimmel’s parody “You’re Screwed”.

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The Good Man – CSS3 animation

Fantastic audio/visual artwork, created by Pedro Ivo Hudson. via Awwwards

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Art and entertainment are not terms of type – they…

Art and entertainment are not terms of type – they are terms of intensity.

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What if Wes Anderson directed Star Wars?

It would be amazing. via kottke.org