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Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 21:38

After traffic court today, homemade pizza is sounding even better.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 15:33

Kong was fun. The period stuff was great and it was fun watching big monsters. The last half hour was pretty confusing though.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 15:13

Having been a Boy Scout for a couple years as a teenager, yesterday’s politically charged speech is stomach turning. I can’t think of a worse assault on Scouting’s stated values.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-24 16:04

Picked up an IKEA smart lights starter kit this weekend. It’s pretty great for lamps. I can’t wait for HomeKit support to arrive.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-19 17:37

Alright, wrapped up getting a new family car last night. I’m hoping I’m done car shopping for a few years now.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-18 21:29

2nd car dealership in a month. :unsurewhatemojibelongshere:


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-15 02:22

Sitting down to watch The Lost City of Z. The book was fascinating so I’m really looking forward to this.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-14 17:10

I had a lot of fun on The Run Loop. Collin and I talked about design, development, iOS, iPad productivity, and refugees. Give it a listen.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 19:39

When I see things like this I see a future where I could use either Mac or iPad for my work, depending only on my mood at the moment.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 19:34

I can’t believe I keep forgetting about Sketch Mirror, it’s so helpful.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 19:30

It’s great to have a Micro.blog iPad app again. Things are shaping up over there pretty nicely.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 15:18

I’m running on about 40% mango these days. Not bad.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-12 03:30

Speaker Ryan: “No, no, no, you got it all wrong. Check your dictionary. For someone to collude, they have to be a Democrat.”


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-09 01:43

Tried the Impossible Burger at Hopdoddy’s tonight. It was good, but all the breathless, “I couldn’t tell it wasn’t meat” hype should be taken with a huge grain of salt.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-08 14:19

Tried Facebook Marketplace for the first time this week. Sold a lawnmower in less than 12 hours. Not bad.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-08 05:13

Spider-Man: Homecoming was great! Lots of laughs, a non-annoying Peter, and a great villain. The MCU tie-ins weren’t dumb either.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-30 15:02

My roll ended last night when it ran into a migraine. Went to bed early and feel a lot better today.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-29 04:43

Feeling like I’m on a roll. Two new feature rollouts in two days. I wonder how long I can keep this rolling.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-19 19:54

Nodding to Manton’s The algorithm has ruined Facebook. Almost cried this morning when I came across a cute husky puppy video and accidentally reloaded the page and lost it forever. 


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-19 17:35


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-15 04:02

I think I’m settling on a new car choice, and it my surprise, it’s a Hyundai.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-13 19:22

Very cool stuff happening with Day One. Turned on their new end-to-end encryption last night and ordered a bunch of my journals as books.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-09 20:07

Great article on the state of web without Javascript.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-09 19:21

Our long dumb quotes nightmare is almost over.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-09 18:42

Big day last week.

Little Man’s Graduation

 


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-09 16:23

Leaning towards a small commuter car again. Prius C looks pretty good. We’ll put a lot of miles on it, so the mileage seems great.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-08 23:41

Brought daughter to work for a couple hours today. My favorite question was, “your boss is a girl?” My response, “of course.” Her smile at that moment was infectious.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-05 20:41

WWDC was full of some pretty great stuff. Don’t know how long I’ll be able to resist installing iOS 11 on my iPad. A few hours maybe?


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-05 16:11

After last weekend’s accident, the car is likely a total loss. So it’s time to car shop again. Any suggestions?


Permalink - Posted on 2017-06-01 15:52


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-31 15:33, modified at 15:36

Struggled switching web hosts to Laravel Forge (backed by DigitalOcean) last night. Wasn’t sure why it wasn’t working. Destroyed and rebuilt a couple servers, finally realized I had registered SSL but forgot to activate, :/ All working now.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-24 15:03


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-19 16:06

Switched my JSON Feeds (BlogSnippets) to use the updated Element API plugin for Craft. Very nice. Side benefit, I now know how to deal with Matrix Fields in raw PHP, not just Twig.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-18 17:32

In which I try to give my best explanation of Micro.blog.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-18 15:20

Spent some time last night getting JSON Feed setup for my blog and snippets feed. Pretty cool project.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-18 14:15

Wrote about Nazca and aqueducts.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-18 02:28

I’m on Micro.blog at https://micro.blog/noah. Stop by and say hi.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-16 19:55

Today is the first time I forgot my iPhone 7’s lightning headphone adapter. :(


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-16 19:51

Had to run an errand during lunch so missed office lunch. Perfect excuse for tacos. Errand tacos.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-15 19:17

Looks like it’s time for Design System 2.0, and there’s a project giving me an excuse to do it just in time.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-12 18:55

BBQ day is a good day.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-10 21:15

Visual Studio for Mac? Interesting… Microsoft is getting more surprising all the time.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-10 01:24

Down at Refresh Austin watching Manton talk about indie microblogging.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-03 15:21

Wrote about Autonomous Vehicles.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-03 03:39

I’d say the 1st birthday cupcake smashing was a success.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-02 21:55

Third child’s first birthday tonight. I’m excited for some cupcake smashing.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-02 15:22

Reign of the Pharaohs: 3000 years
Han Dynasty: 400 years
Western Roman Empire: 500 years
Catholic Church: 2000+ years
Twitter – 10,000 years?


Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-26 19:07

Needing to use an old Illustrator file instead of Sketch for a few days. *Shudder*


Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-26 15:26

Monk. Great TV show or the greatest TV show?


Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-25 20:20

It’s fun seeing new folks showing up on Micro.blog. Welcome!


Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-25 15:16

Super excited about Day One’s new book printing feature. Not having to do this manually is such a big deal for me.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-24 20:41

Tried JuiceLand on the way into work today. Maybe my first green colored juice, but I liked it.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-22 03:35

Getting to play around with Principle at work these days. It’s pretty fun.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-17 02:18


Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-08 22:47, modified at 22:50

Apple’s new Clips app is pretty nice. Quick and easy. I’m excited to see more folks tell short stories.



Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-04 20:35

Just read Ethan Marcotte’s The Bricks We Lay. Could not agree more. Will probably write more about it soon.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-04-04 16:15

Designing a chat bot, chatty chatty chat bot.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-29 15:43

After congress’ vote yesterday I’m on VPN all the time. Elections in 2018 aren’t that far away, prepare for the whirlwind. 


Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-22 03:04

One of the best things about unlimited vacation days is that when people say to go home because you seem sick you don’t have to think twice.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-15 20:44

Oldest (8) flew to visit Grandma by herself yesterday for Spring Break. Proud of her, but my stomach drops when I realize that one day she’ll be out of the house for good.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-15 17:45

I wrote about my reaction to Arrival.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-14 21:34

Abstract on Netflix is great. Check it out.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-09 22:32

Clickety Clackety. Type type type


Permalink - Posted on 2017-03-02 19:21

Shots fired! Great move by Wordpress.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-18 06:41

The Arrival is my favorite movie in recent memory. Beautiful, inspiring, and devastating all at once.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-17 03:59

James and his family fled Afghanistan for their own safety, but haven’t found security yet.

Their Story is Our Story: James


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-17 03:52

Lego Batman was fantastic. Lots of laughs and some father/son catharsis. As a dad myself, it hits all the right notes.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-15 21:10

Watched the first episode of Abstract last night. It’s fantastic!



Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-11 06:35, modified at 06:36

This seems appropriate tonight:

And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:33–34


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-09 17:26

Sultan and his brother Suleiman escaped Afghanistan and journeyed 4,000 miles, mostly on foot.

Their Story is Our Story: Sultan and Suleiman


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-09 16:44

Watching snow day tweets go by. Having recently moved from Michigan to Texas, it’s hard to keep from feeling schadenfreude.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-03 16:21, modified at 16:22

“This is why we left. To give our son a better life.”

Their Story is Our Story | Hasan & Rushte


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-02 18:24

"We’re not animals and we’re not criminals. We are humans. We thought there were human rights in Europe, and that’s why we came.”

Their Story is Our Story: Jalil


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-02 18:19

I’m out of the office for a couple days, and ran some errands this morning. Weekday errands are amazing.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-02-01 18:01

Ghazal is a 12 year old girl living in a refugee camp in Greece, hoping to be able to return to school some day.

Their Story is Our Story: Ghazal


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-31 18:50

The Micro.blog Kickstarter ends in less than a day. Manton has far surpassed his funding goal, but if he makes his stretch goal he will hire a community manager. I’ve backed him, you can give him a hand as well.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-31 18:33


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-31 16:04

Aeham is a musician who fled Syria after his life was threatened and his piano was burned in the street.

Their Story is Our Story: Aeham


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-30 16:18

Zarrin is a school teacher who fled Afghanistan after receiving death threats from the Taliban.

Their Story is Our Story: Zarrin


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-26 03:30

Replaced all the home office lights with LED bulbs. The brightness consumes me in its low-energy glory.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-25 19:49

I’m surprised by how much I enjoy designing documentation.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-23 18:38

The new Their Story is Our Story website has launched. I wrote about why I helped put it together.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-17 16:17


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-12 21:16

I realize many are nostalgic about Obama because the Cheeto takes power next week, but what the heck?


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-12 14:53

I wrote about the state of home automation. New Home: The Smartening


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-10 23:54

I just read the documents. Uh… holy cow.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-10 22:49

This seems like a big deal, but what could the Russians have over Trump that he hasn’t already flaunted openly? We’re beyond shame at this point.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-10 02:49

If anyone is worried about the “singularity”, you can come rescue my robot vacuum as it gets stuck 20 times a night.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-04 04:13

Listening to the Star Wars Rebels soundtrack. The last track reminds me what an amazing finale Season 2 had. An emotional stunner, Empire Strikes Back level ending.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-04 03:35

This little box has been a long time coming. This month the box, next month, some hard drives.



Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-03 04:11

The inessential style guide team makes an important decision, Agent of Russia.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-02 22:13

Went to work today and found the office closed because of New Years. Now my day is all errands.


Permalink - Posted on 2017-01-02 20:11

Manton Reece has launched his Independent Microblogging Kickstarter. I wrote about why it’s important.


Permalink - Posted on 2016-12-25 05:18


Permalink - Posted on 2016-12-23 19:32

I'm preparing for a Christmas cookie baking marathon.


Permalink - Posted on 2016-12-23 06:22


Permalink - Posted on 2016-12-23 04:17

Looking at Brand New’s most notable identities list for this year, and I must say the new Premier League logo is fantastic. Far and away my favorite of their list.


Permalink - Posted on 2016-12-21 03:53


Permalink - Posted on 2016-12-18 05:35

Rogue One is an amazing punch to the gut. See it without delay.


Permalink - Posted on 2016-12-14 03:28