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  1. in lists

    Less, More, and None

    ➖ Less

    • Twitter and Instagram
    • Buying stuff on Amazon
    • Checking email before completing my morning routine
    • Staying awake too late for no reason (Netflix, online browsing, etc..)
    • Cutting people off before they finish their sentences
    • Starting and not finishing
    • Drinking too close to bedtime

    ➕ More

    • Uninterrupted deep work blocks
    • Keeping in …

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  2. Rapidly prototyping conversational UIs with Telegram using Python, AWS Lambda, and the AWS API Gateway

    Conversational UIs, chat bots, design as a conversation, messaging as a platform: all of these terms -- which, quite frankly, mean the exact same thing to me -- have been hotly discussed over the past year. Plenty of silicon oracles have written about the impending world takeover of chat bots, so I …

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  3. Adopting a philosophy of life

    Sitting atop my reading backlog for a long time, but never making it off for one reason or another, has been the collected writings of the ancient Stoics: Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, names I was somewhat familiar with, but only at a surface level.

    At the behest of my favorite …

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  4. Switching from CSS to Sass

    Recently, I've been working on a variety of different web app projects. The velocity at which I can get a basic prototype up and running has been increasing, but it was still a pain in the ass to quickly get things styled the way I wanted with CSS. In comes …

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  5. Build vs. Buy

    Having to decide when to build versus when to buy is a common occurrence in software development. Build vs. buy scenarios usually occur when there is a product need for something new and significantly complex. Some examples are capitalizing on an opportunity to deliver exponential value to customers, needing to …

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  6. First Post

    Over the past few years I have gone back and forth quite a bit on whether or not I should start blogging. I've previously written one-off pieces for public facing internal blogs and 3rd party sites such as UXmag, but neither experience was gratifying. The topical and editorial constraints were …

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