The original QWERTY keyboard layout is inefficient. It was developed in 1873 – originally for typewriters, but as newer technology was manufactured, it stuck as the layout of choice.. It’s been over a century and we’re still using it. This is because switching is really hard. It’s essentially the same as a piano player trying […]
Greenfielding a Rails application is an exciting process. That being said, all the ambition in the world can be halted or slowed down easily by bad tooling. In this post, I’ll talk a bit about some of my recommendations for building a new Rails app.
Whiteboard, whiteboard, whiteboard
A couple years ago, I was building a fairly […]
I recognized, as I do about once a year, the symptoms of burnout coming on this last Friday afternoon.
Here’s the frustrating thing about burnout: it’s non-deterministic. It doesn’t wait for a slow week, and it isn’t afraid to strike when you’re doing good work. This last week I’ve been working on a fairly massive project, […]
I realized yesterday that I’m very cautious.
I was reading about standing desks. (Lifehacker has an infographic with some crazy stats – did you know that people with desk jobs have twice the rate of cardiovascular disease as people with standing jobs? Wow.)
There’s a lot of options when it comes to standing desks. One of my […]
My current computer, a Retina iMac, takes pretty large screenshots. One I used for this site’s introductory post began at 527 kilobytes (almost half a megabyte) – according to Apple’s page on iTunes download times, a megabyte of data takes about a second to download over broadband. Have multiple images in your blog post? You […]