Explore the pros and cons of three note-taking strategies to maximize your potential.Read More
Learn how to free your mind for maximum performance by storing your notes in an easily accessible way through simple technology.Read More
I was interviewed by the excellent Espree Devora for her podcast Women in Tech.
I talked her ear off (yes, sometimes I do talk) about how I got involved in tech at a young age, my podcast interview with Seth Godin, and mindsets behind a self-taught tech career.Read More
Why do we have such an obsession to capture and share our lives?
I walked alone by the river this evening. The stream reflected the molten dusk light and the leaves sparkled with recently-fallen raindrops. I stood on the footbridge and watched tiny fish swim in the running water.
Then I had a dangerous thought: This would make a good picture.Read More
INTPs are the obsessively logical and creative folks of the Myers Briggs personality assessment. Read this post to have a virtual tea party with four INTPs — myself and three friends — and read our answers to ten questions about our lives as INTPs.Read More
You put thought into your writing and you want people to read through your emails, blog posts, and political Facebook rants. You may expect your thoughts to stand alone no matter how much time you put into formatting your writing, but this is not the case.Read More
I did not to go to college after high school. This is what happened to my life during my first year outside of formal education.Read More
The 2016-2017 FIRST Robotics Competition game theme was revealed as steampunk a few weeks ago to my FRC team's great joy. We are hyped about the artistic possibilities. There is an A for Art in STEAM, after all! Click here to download a free steampunk graphic design style guide.Read More
Everyone loves to hate Facebook. I went a step further and made fun of Facebook on Facebook in a ten part ironic post series. Every day I picked an annoying type of Facebook post and wrote a post in that style. Click to read my ten types of annoying posts, but be warned of massive sarcasm.Read More
Yesterday I attended a networking event, if by “attended” you mean sat alone along the wall in a comfy chair with my arms wrapped around my legs. After having no fewer than three people ask me if I was ok, I grabbed my book and read instead. To which a professory-looking man asked me if I was studying.Read More
The downside of books made of an antique technology called paper is that they can not be read in dim light. I was reminded of this fact one evening when the day’s light ran out as I read outside in a hammock. My brain, however, operates just fine without light, and I continued to swing back and forth as I pondered Deep Thoughts.Read More
I like you, but sometimes I want to punch a hole straight through your dusty screen.Read More
Robots are fun. Fun is hard. Therefore, robots are hard. And so is being on a FIRST Robotics Competition team. But being on a FIRST team is also about so much more than robots, and it's the non-obvious aspects of FIRST that keep us going back to the kool-aid.Read More
On a whim, 2 years ago I started an online Etsy shop where I drew illustrations on notebooks and sold them. Unusually for me, I didn't have overly ambitious plans to grow my shop into a massive online retail store. I just wanted to try selling my fine art for the first time.Read More
Can geeks be cool?
Let’s take a step back and think about the inherent nature of words that describe people.
Beauty = the eye of the beholder
This cliched saying used to confuse me. Is beauty not black and white? Aren’t people either beautiful, average, or not? But then I realized that beauty is an opinion, and as such, it is subjective and can not accurately defined. This liberates the term and allows it to be used on the full spectrum of human existence.Read More
If you have ever worked with graphic designers, they may have asked you for your logo in a file type you didn’t recognize. Your computer might not even be able to open the files. But these files are extremely important to graphic designers. Here’s why.Read More
During my goal to read 101 books in a year, I've discovered that after a reading binge I need time to process the books I read. But of course I don't want to stop thinking about books. If you are similar, you may be in the following situation.Read More
By default with the Squarespace themes I've used so far, a little heart icon is hidden at the bottom of blog posts that explodes tiny hearts when clicked. I like this style of liking since it's an anonymous and simple way for readers to show appreciation. However, this icon is often buried under content and other widgets. Here's how I attempt to remedy that and prompt readers to like my posts by using an animated GIF.Read More