We can all agree that making persuasive arguments is both exceedingly critical to collaboration and exceedingly difficult. Thus, I’ve been delighted to work through a book on persuasion–The 7 Triggers to Yes. It’s a new favorite of mine, and in this post, I’ll share the seven triggers, discuss one in more detail, and describe some […]
Imagine you’re about to sit down and begin working on a new feature for a 10-year-old project. You’re excited, because the older project has proven to be a huge success in the market, and it feels great to contribute to something we know others find valuable. Your time is not going to be wasted.
Tired of the same desktop background? Bored with stock art and don’t care enough to search for anything better? With the help of Workflow, you can bring a little fun and delight to your backgrounds.
Debugging legacy applications is, in general, no fun. In this post, I’ll describe a helpful tactic: wrapping a unit test around the questionable code.
Very few people enjoy debugging legacy applications.† Here’s one concrete, super-handy tip to make it a quicker, less painful process.
This year’s Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference (GLSEC) will be held Monday, May 16 at GVSU’s Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids. This year’s theme is The Mobile Movement. GLSEC will have fifteen talks this year, spread across three rooms. I won’t be able to attend all of them, but there are three I’d be […]
Roughly six months ago, I purchased TextExpander. I now wish I’d purchased it ten years ago. It has saved me from countless hours of typing, as well as the errors that come along with manual typing. Here are some of my favorite uses of TextExpander.
Though great designers employ a myriad of tools to solve problems, perhaps the most powerful tool is effective use of the question “why?” Why? Because it helps the designer understand the deeper need (the why), as opposed to a solution (the what). Having become more proficient at asking “why” myself, it’s become more evident to […]
I’ve heard a lot of great things about Workflow for iOS and decided to give it a try. Frankly, at this point, I’m frustrated with it. Here are my findings so far.
OmniFocus has become my personal task tracking tool du jour, and I’ve come to rely on it for a morning reminder of my daily routines. One of those routines is to clear my Evernote inbox–things in that notebook need to be filed away for long-term storage while I can still remember why I put them in the […]