As many developers know, working with timestamps can be pretty terrible. But things weren’t always this way… They were worse. Clocks, and more specifically coordinated clocks are a modern invention. Getting the whole world to agree to a single, computer-friendly timekeeping system has been a pretty bumpy road.
Small screen recordings can be an extremely effective way to demonstrate motion or interactivity, and they’re easy to produce on recent versions of OS X. Below is the workflow I use when the need arises.
These days, almost everybody deals with something I like to call “The Photo Monster.” Most people have a fairly decent digital camera in their pocket wherever they go. We are taking pictures and shooting video all day, every day, and with each new phone upgrade, the size of our image files increases. As a result, […]
In the wake of the recent debate about vaccines and whether we keep our children “too clean” (hand sanitizer, removing all dust and allergens) or not “clean enough” (5 second rule, dust once a week), I thought it might be helpful to share a recent Econ Talk that I listened to titled Velasquez-Manoff on Autoimmune […]
It might come as a surprise to many of the readers of this blog that the way you learned to multiply and divide in elementary school isn’t necessarily the way students are learning it today. I know it came as quite a shock to me when my son told me, while I was trying to […]
In 2011, Nest Labs released their first product called Nest, a learning thermostat. The reviews were good, and Nest Labs was congratulated as being the first company to innovate on a product were little to no innovation has recently existed. In 2013 they did it again, releasing the Nest Protect, a smart, wireless-connected smoke and […]
My background is in workplace design and architecture, and my skills tend toward the visual, spatial, and intuitive. I haven’t always held a love of math, and I struggled with its abstractions in school. But I’ve always had this intuition about its beauty. Like many people, I browse the news at breakfast, and one recent morning […]
Here at Atomic, we spend 40+ hours a week being designers, developers, and various other roles that go into producing pretty awesome software for our clients. But that leaves 120ish hours a week that I, and many other Atoms, spend being a parent. And it only seems natural that we would apply a little “tech” […]
Last night, I took a picture of what I made for dinner. It wasn’t anything spectacular — a salad, some grilled chicken, and a glass of Left Hand Milk Stout. Yesterday, someone brought their new puppy into the office. A large chunk of the office spent an appreciable amount of time looking at this puppy […]
I’ve been commuting to work on a bicycle year-round in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 2005. I’m lucky to work at a place that’s so supportive of bike commuting, enabling me to ride in year-round for the past 8 years. Winter riding, in particular, is what I find most enjoyable. No one should feel that snow, […]