SUMMARY: Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about the business strategy behind the blog, and it’s been quite VEXING. It’s much harder to do this for myself. I can think of plenty of things to do, but I don’t have the sense of surety that I have when doing work-for-hire. Why can’t I [...]
SUMMARY: I release the Flash 7-ish source code to the Online Emergent Task Timer under Creative Commons, after getting a couple of requests for it. Details follow.
The next round of commercially-printed Emergent Task Planner Pads is almost ready to go to print! I’ve made what I think are improvements the basic design. So what’s new? I moved the day grid back to the left. The reason for this is to make it easier to “half fold” the page when you are [...]
SUMMARY: The point of being more productive is making stuff, right? I recently was able to overcome my procrastination tendencies on a long back-burnered scooter club card project, and produced something that feels real. Result: I’m feeling productive! Second result: by writing about it, I can see some of the patterns that helped get me [...]
I know I said I was going on hiatus, but I just I got a nice email from a reader today complimenting me on the layout of the blog…thanks Janet! She also asked a question about my old online resume PDF: In particular your resume’s design caught my attention. How did you create a one-page [...]
I had a long coffee meeting with Fred Schechter yesterday, an industrial designer based in northern California that I’ve been talking to on-and-off for the past couple of years. Industrial Design is one of those majors I wish I’d known about when I was applying to college; not knowing any better, I had gone into [...]
A launch isn’t a launch without some kind of hiccup, and ours was that only HALF of the mailing list was actually notified. As is the case with many Microsoft applications, a “helpful” dialog box popped up to warn about a multiple-email field, which stopped the mailing operation dead in its tracks. This dialog box [...]