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  • Daily 014: Soda and Nail Polish Party!

    April 5, 2018

    Super Black Wishful Thinking Hey it’s Thursday, time for another “regular post”. I thought about NOT doing one because I had already posted yesterday’s length Groundhog Day Resolutions Review, which was filled with insights…I was tired! But I got a lot of little errands done today and am FILLED WITH ENERGONS so why the heck not?

    LET’S GET SERIOUS ABOUT NAIL POLISH AND DIET SODA! (more…)

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  • 2018 Goals Review 02: Mission-Centered Goals and Bigger Dreams

    April 4, 2018

    "Having the moxie to make a change" Time for my monthly review of yearly goals!. Like last month, I seem to be forgetting what my goals were, which implies that I’m not mindfully following them. That seems BAD. And as I ALSO discovered last month, it appears that my activities just happened to be aligned with the goals once I looked them up to see what they were! I don’t know if this means I’m a GENIUS, just LUCKY, or some form of IDIOT-SAVANT. Let’s dig into the dank underbelly of my goals for the second Groundhog Day Resolution Review of 2018, shall we? (more…)

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  • Daily 013: Coding Clarity, Beautiful Games, Eccentric Projects

    April 2, 2018

    Happy Monday! We’re sticking with the MONDAY/THURSDAY blog update schedule this week. I liked how it went last week, but it takes me a minimum of two weeks to see if a new routine really works. After about 10 days, the novelty has worn off and I can get a better feel for it. Today I’ll review the experiences of the last few days. It’s been a productive weekend! (more…)

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  • Proof of Source for Emergent Task Planner StickyPad

    March 29, 2018
    UPDATE: StickyPads were relisted on Friday morning, though I still don’t have the full story. I have requested them.

    I received a notice from Amazon regarding the ETP StickyPads I sell on their marketplace. Someone complained that the goods I was selling were knockoffs of another brand, and Amazon has de-listed the ETP Stickypads until I appeal the process. The instructions to appeal say to look in a certain menu on the Amazon site, where an appeal button should be. There is no such button to click, so I am replying to the email hoping that it gets to someone before they destroy all the stock I just sent in.

    I’m writing this blog post as part of the proof that I am the designer and manufacturer of the Emergent Task Planner StickyPad. Plus it is kind of an interesting experience to be accused by an angry consumer that I’m knocking off my own product. (more…)

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  • Daily 012: Stickers are Better than Stuckness (and that is OK)

    March 29, 2018

    New Stickers Happy Thursday! This week I’ve been bumbling-through the the new code experience, designing and implementing a web application system that will be the foundation for the next couple of years of work. I’m taking the time to iterate the system design so it is more consistent and easier to use by developers; I learned recently that this is called Developer Experience or DX, the technical counterpart to User Experience/UX! In ye olden dayes, I think DX would have been called simply “Tool Engineering”, and this was a position that was necessary but kind of pooped-on by other developers doing flashier front-end facing things. I like the idea of a cool label like DX. That probably is more my wheelhouse than front-end (though don’t get me started on the state of UI design…)

    But I digress! I’ve got some new laptop stickers to apply, and I’m assessing a second week of whether diet affects my productivity. Also I have some thoughts on task gloom, the feeling of having to-do items weighing heavily on me even though there’s no reason for it. That and more after the jump! (more…)

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