We all have ideas of things we want to do better and improve in our lives. New skills, new knowledge, new habits. With each new idea we get a burst of energy, thrilled that we will finally learn to draw. But it burns out after a couple days or weeks. The 2-3 hour sessions become […]A Little Bit Each Day
The problem with trying to learn new things is ultimately I never get that far before moving on to something else. The trick is to work on it slowly and steadily until you can really improve. Imagine if each day you spent 10 minutes exercising, 10 minutes learning French, 10 minutes practicing drawing, and finally […]Skill Doesn’t Matter If You Lack Taste
The video had bold titles, complex animations, and loud music. All demoing a great new product. Technically it was a very complex video, far better than I could do. I only wish the people who made it had taste. I see it all the time with designers who know how to use Photoshop and Illustrator, […]What Does the #1 Spot on Hacker News Get You?
A couple weeks ago something really cool happened. An article I wrote made it to the #1 spot on Hacker News. For those who don’t realize how exciting that is a friend described Hacker News to his non-techie parents as “Like the New York Times for Silicon Valley.” HN is my favorite website and I visit […]