I make things for the cyber and the hoomans.
I’ve been working on this list of names for a little while, because I felt the need to add my voice to the outcry against police violence and systemic racism. The thing is? I have a hard time just looking up who was targeted by police for being black, adding their name, and finding another.
Even though I’m happily employed at Keap, I still enjoy reading the job postings from sources such as We Work Remotely or Angellist. With all of the various newsletters that end up in my inbox, however, there’s relatively few postings I ever actually read.
The culture of software creators only wanting free software has caused me to rant at more than one place of employment. I can’t tell you how many times I run into app creators that, when being told about an app, immediately ask me “Is it free?” They literally won’t get an app if it costs money.
A lot of people think that the interface for their product needs to use the same colors as their brand. In reality, the color palette used for a brand (logo, etc) has different goals from a UI, and being forced to use the same palette can be limiting and have unintended consequences.
I was listening to a conversation (eavesdropping) about inspiration and thought to myself, “Does inspiration happen more frequently when you’re not as experienced at your craft because it’s easy to have lots of bad ideas?” Then, as you grow in experience and craft, inspiration happens less frequently – not because you’re having less ideas, or a decrease in inspiration, but because your brain is less receptive to bad ideas. It filters through the cruft more efficiently and rejects the bad ideas before you’ve had a chance to even register them.