Yosemite Hates my Mac

There’s nothing like discovering that your MacBook Pro wants to die after upgrading to Yosemite, and that it’s failed to alert you to the fact that Time Machine hasn’t backed it up successfully in over 20 days. It’s been getting progressively worse over the past few weeks. It started as slow app launch times, and […]

Reading Rainbow for the Next Generation

I was extremely excited to learn that there was a Kickstarter project to bring back Reading Rainbow. Watching it absolutely crush it’s funding goals has been quite the experience. I grew up watching the show. I want my kids to be able to experience the joy of learning and reading it gave to me as […]

Sharpening Creativity

At some point during my life I stopped drawing. I don’t remember when it happened exactly, although I’m almost certain I stopped because of computer-aided design. As I’ve been preparing for my talk at GIANTConf next month, I realized I hadn’t been pushing myself much lately. I stopped doing things that I loved because I was […]

Building a Better Community.

When I started Refresh Augusta in 2008, I had no idea what I was doing. (Hell, I still don’t.) In the past six years, the one thing I’ve learned is that running a group of any size and keeping its members interested month after month is a lot of work. Having the right tools makes […]

Two

Two is a great new Mac app designed specifically for responsive web design testing. Built by my friend Chris Davis, it removes the frustration out of testing design on multiple breakpoints. Why do I love this app? It’s easy to use, and the two viewports update immediately to reflect URL changes in one of the frames. Not having […]