I design delightful user experiences. Currently Chief Experience Officer at 12 Stars Media.

Screw The Golden Rule

Claire Lew at Inc.: The other person has different preferences (beliefs, ideas, and experiences) and is going to react to a situation differently than you. You might think something is reasonable or fair, but that's you thinking that, not the other person. You cannot assume that the way she would…

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I Quit Facebook—and You Should Too

Eric Karjaluoto writing on his blog, I struggle with focus. Leaving Facebook and Twitter is the single most effective thing I’ve done to remedy this. Free of the ability—and pestering—to check an alert, I can achieve flow state more easily than before. (As an aside, that was…

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Thirty Four

Thirty Four

34 things I've learned in 34 years, in no particular order. Looking at my cell phone first thing after waking up nukes my productivity for the day. Successful planning, for me, is about defining small, medium, and long-term goals, and less about filling my calendar. I can set an achievable…

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EmberConf: Opening Keynote

EmberConf: Opening Keynote

In their opening keynote presentation, Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale recapped Ember.js's progress in the last year and their vision for the future. Here's my notes for their talk: Ember has momentum on it's side. The ember-cli story is strong. With Ember.js, small companies can punch above their…

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Thirty Three

Commemorating my 33rd birthday with thirty three things I’ve learned in the past year. My wife and kids deserve all of my attention at home. Work-Life balance is hard when all you think about is work. Attachment to other people is more important than fun. It’s a red…

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Work can wait

Work can wait

I had a realization a couple of days ago. Long after I was home, all I was thinking about was work. The class I hadn't finished, the component I had to yet design, the failing test. It's an awful realization to know I'm cheating the people who love me most,…

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