Quiet Time

November 22, 2017

Unbelievably—at least, to me—I’ve been speaking at conferences for over 11 years now. I’m finding it difficult not to be self-congratulatory in recognizing that I’ve been doing it so long. I still remember my first talk at Webvisions. I had a full slide deck of JavaScript tidbits to cover. I don’t think I looked up from my computer once as I delivered my talk. I was nervous and...

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Smart Home

August 30, 2017

A couple months ago, I bought a new car. However, I realized after the purchase that the car didn’t have a built-in garage door opener like my old car had. The new car has Apple CarPlay. I tried to use Siri in the car to open the garage door but to no avail. To which, I thought, maybe I should by a HomeKit powered garage door opener! This idea opened the floodgates of research into the wo...

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Photo Editing Workflow With Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile

June 05, 2017

From time to time, I like to take photos. (See Instagram and Flickr.) I have a couple phones and a couple DSLRs. Over the years, I’ve muddled my way through different processes and have struggled to find something that felt easy and effortless—especially when working across multiple devices like I do. In the past, I’d move all images off a device, into a big ol’ folder, sorted by date, ...

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Container Grids

April 24, 2017

There’s been a rumbling of people that want Container Queries—myself included. (Come see my talk this year... it’s all about container queries!) The idea behind container (née element) queries is that you specify that under certain conditions—most commonly, the width of a particular container—apply different CSS. The problem with container queries is that it opens up the window ...

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