Book Review: The Sketchnote Handbook

The Sketchnote Handbook is one of the few books I believe everyone should own and revisit often. It's the definitive guide on how to take notes visually, think laterally and pick the right takeaways from a message, talk or meeting.

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Building A Rustic Industrial Standing Desk

This weekend I decided to build a standing desk. It was a lot of work, but with a little time, a little intuition, a few trips to Home Depot and a couple of setbacks, I am now writing this post from my rustic industrial standing desk! Hopefully this detailed summary and retrospective will be enough inspiration and documentation for you to go and build your own. A Good Desk Is Hard To Find If you’ve ever done research online to find a desk, you’ve probably been exactly where my wife, Jackie, and I have been: lost.

Hitched To The Universe: A Eulogy For My Father's Father

I lost my papa Roy, my father’s father, Thursday. When my dad asked me to give the eulogy at my papa’s funeral, I sat for a long time to reflect on what memories my papa and I had made together and the qualities of his life I should highlight. If I had to sum it up into a sentence, I believe my grandfather lived inline with the words of Theodore Roosevelt: “When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.” My grandfather was a man who played hard, worked hard and loved deeply.

The Best Advice I Can Give To People Learning To Code

Don’t copy/paste code examples. I’m currently learning GoLang, a statically typed language derived from C, as a way to stretch myself as a developer. One of the mistakes I see burn developers, both new and veteran, is that they copy/paste code examples, strings, basically anything copy/pastable. There are a few reasons I always write my code by hand and don’t copy/paste: It doesn’t actually teach me anything. In a lot of applications (browsers, for instance) there are extra formatting characters that even though you don’t see, get copied and ultimately break your code.

What is Culture? [Part 1]

Culture is a word shrouded in mystery. Lately I’ve asked a lot of people, “How would you define culture?” The responses are almost always examples of how we express ourselves through our culture, but not culture itself. Next week I’m going to share what my definition of culture is and what it looks like, but I want to know from you, my peers and my readers: “How would you define culture?” Share your definition in the Disqus comment section below.

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