A blog about design, development, productivity, and other things I can't stop thinking about.
40 Bits of Unsolicited Advice
One of my favorite blog posts of all time is Kevin Kelly's 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice. Kelly is a wonderful futurist and thinker and for his 68th birthday he posted his "advice to the young ‘uns."...Read Post ➡️
RIP Simple. Why do the best designed products still die?
I got news today that my bank, Simple, would be shutting down their service. Simple Bank is the design-forward, startup bank inside of BBVA Compass, a large international financial services...Read Post ➡️
Running Untrusted Siri Shortcuts
I want to download this Siri Shortcut but I can't add it because it says it's "Untrusted" and I don't know how to make it run. Help!...Read Post ➡️
It's Time for iOS Developers to Embrace the FAB
I’ve always found Apple’s iOS User Interface ethos a bit odd. When you read Apple’s iOS Human Interface Guidelines, it feels sparse. The HIG is supposed to be...Read Post ➡️
Connect Guests to Your Wifi with a QR Code
I love it when you find a small way to use technology to make something mundane a bit easier. Inputting a wifi password is a tiny annoyance that we’ve all had to deal now for quite a while...Read Post ➡️
Quick and easy two-factor authentication codes on your wrist with Authy
We’re living in an increasingly nebulous and complicated world of digital security. There are few hard rules and there is always a struggle to balance security and convenience. Two-factor authentication (short hand: 2FA) adds...Read Post ➡️
Using RegEx to create a "Saved Quotes" Shortcut
I love collecting quotes. Collecting them is kinda corny and maybe overly earnest, but some of the most important shifts in my life have come because of a quote I heard on a podcast, and interview, or in a sermon...Read Post ➡️
There’s a phrase in software development when you’re starting a new project you push what’s called your “initial commit” to a repository. It’s usually just getting a project setup...Read Post ➡️