The next time you find yourself waiting, embrace boredom and allow yourself to get lost in whatever thoughts come to you. You’ll be all the more ready to concentrate in the future.
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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
Over the past few years, Apple has enjoyed a stellar reputation for protecting the privacy of its users. iOS is the first major OS with built-in end-to-end encrypted messages and audio calls, and the Secure Enclave of iOS devices has been praised for its sophistication. In 2016, Apple successfully challenged an FBI demand to write … Continued
I’ve often found most everything in life is a question of balance. From big things (choosing your life hobbies) to smaller things (what are you doing for the next hour?), maintaining balance in life is not only essential to self-contentment but required for technical excellence. I love technology, software, and the communities that support them. … Continued
Over the last few months, I’ve been challenged to do things that I thought were scary. From climbing up a 15-foot ladder on a windy, cold evening in January, to going 1 on 1 with my football’s team biggest defender in a full speed tackling drill, to diving head first into a new programming language … Continued
“Testing one user is 100 percent better than testing none.” That’s one of Steve Krug’s mantras in his book Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, a user-friendly introduction to making websites easier for people to navigate and understand. He emphasizes that while there are some general usability principles, it’s most … Continued