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Bump The Lamp

Bump The Lamp

Recently a video on YouTube caught my eye and I learned a great little saying from it: “Bump the Lamp.” This saying comes from a scene in the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” and it basically describes how the creators went the extra mile to make the real-world and animation crossover feel perfect. In a … Continued

Tapas (Heat)

Tapas (Heat)

Too many weekends go by where I sleep in late and then wonder where the day went, and before you know it…Monday arrives. This weekend I made the effort to get up early and make the most of my weekend. On Saturday I got up early and headed off to a Yoga class. I am … Continued

Let’s Get Physical

Let’s Get Physical

Last week I embarked on a 21 day fitness challenge. It’s not that intense – I’m just focused on doing some sort of physical excersice every day for 21 days. Aside from being extremely sore the first few days, it has been amazing. The most amazing part for me hasn’t been the physical wellbeing, but … Continued

Solve a Mystery

Solve a Mystery

This week’s theme is dedicated to the alter ego of one of my favorite TV characters…Burt Macklin. If you’ve watched Parks and Recreation you know all about Burt Macklin, but lets catch those who don’t up to speed. Burt Macklin is a crime-solving FBI agent, and Andy Dwyer’s alter ego. Even though he doesn’t actually solve … Continued

Dish out the Crisp High Fives

Dish out the Crisp High Fives

We’re busy, you’re busy, everyone is busy! Things are bustling around here at Software for Good, and while we’re all for being busy, it can lead to unwanted stress at times. This week your job is to try to help improve someone’s day with a simple gesture. What gesture is that, you ask? The high … Continued

Where There’s Muck, There’s Brass

Where There’s Muck, There’s Brass

Where there’s muck, there’s brass. Maybe you’ve heard this saying, maybe you haven’t. Either way, here’s the gist: there’s money—or something equally valuable—to be made in doing the dirty work. It might not be glamorous or exciting (or even pleasant), but dirty work has its perks—whether or not you can see them at the start. For example, taking … Continued

Tell a Fart Joke

Tell a Fart Joke

You read that right…this week, tell a fart joke. We’re close to wrapping up 2016, and this year has been interesting to say the least. We lost a number of amazing and inspirational people this year, and the election was…well, the election was something. The time to laugh is now. The time to enjoy the company of … Continued

Check (in with) yo self.

Check (in with) yo self.

A few weeks ago, I had a meltdown. There, I said it. Whew, that wasn’t so bad. But, actually, it was pretty bad. And eye opening. I am one of the 350 million people in the world who struggle with depression and anxiety. I actively battle against it, and have been doing quite well for some time. … Continued

Hello.

Hello.

This week’s theme is an easy one. Hello. It’s such a simple greeting, but that word can have a profound impact on someone’s day. When I ride my bike and a passerby greets me with a quick hello, it makes the entire ride that much more enjoyable and always puts a smile on my face. This week, let’s remember … Continued

We Are Family

We Are Family

This past weekend I headed out to my parents’ place for a relaxing long weekend. Our family consists of me, my two brothers, my Mom and Dad, and two significant others. We’re not a huge family by any means, but getting us all together under one roof is something that generally only happens at Christmas. We … Continued

Pick a Fight

Pick a Fight

First off, let’s be clear that this theme of the week doesn’t mean start a physical altercation. We’re talking about fighting for something, someone, an idea, or a value. The most notable fight-pickers are those who fought for something and, ultimately, helped change history: Martin Luther King Jr. fought for civil rights, Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s rights, Harriet … Continued

Be Mindful

Be Mindful

The word mindful didn’t always carry much weight with me. But a recent conversation helped me better understand what it means, and set me on a journey to actively pursue mindfulness. I thought mindfulness was about caring, putting others before yourself, and just being an all-around nice guy. You know, being mindful of others. Then I came across a … Continued

Consider Your Commute

Consider Your Commute

On Wednesday, I rode my bicycle to work, which is nothing new. But it was raining on Wednesday, and I was drenched by the time I got in. I had a rain jacket on, which helped some, and my backpack is waterproof. But the rest of me…well, I was pretty wet. I’ll admit I thought about driving to work … Continued

Atom, How Do I Love Thee?

Atom, How Do I Love Thee?

In all my years working as a developer and working around other developers, I’ve learned that if there’s one thing that’s hotly debated, it’s text editor of choice. I’ve been using Atom for a little over a full year now, and I’ve grown quite fond of it. But when I talk to other devs about it, … Continued

Dis My Jam!

Dis My Jam!

This week’s theme is all about the things that get you pumped up and make you happy. If you love something, tell someone. Tell everyone! Don’t be afraid to share the tech, design, code, songs, thoughts or anything else in life that makes you want to shout “dis my jam!” And once you do, invite others … Continued