Interactive by Nature


Monday, January 7th, 2013


This month I attended a new meetup called DenverJS that focuses on, you probably guessed it, JavaScript. Being a client-side programmer in Denver, I’m really excited about this one! In this post, I want to briefly review the 2013 kickoff session at Galvanize.

What about DenverJS?

Straight from their meetup profile:

Focused on developing the Javascript community along the Front Range! We welcome any and all interested in Javascript and related technologies. We will be weighted towards node.js and server-side topics to balance out the already awesome Denver HTML5 group.


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Reflecting On An Event Apart Seattle 2012

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

An Event Apart Seattle 2012 was refreshing. I say this because as a developer I spend a good portion of my day writing code in order to meet functional requirements. Most of the presentations focused on inspiration, design and content strategy. These things are easily forgotten when working on existing applications that require little to no further design work.

The Five Most Dangerous Ideas by Scott Berkun, was most inspiring to me personally. It’s all the things that designers/developers don’t want to talk about or deal with, but it’s a reality. Designers need to realize that they’re never going to grow if they try to protect their power.

Seattle, Washington


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Preschool Mujahedeen Squadron

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Washington – A photograph of what Islamist militants claimed was a captured rebel soldier may be instead a toy figure sold at US military bases in the Middle East, the toy’s manufacturer said on Tuesday.

A Pentagon official said no Rebel Alliance members had been reported missing, and a spokesperson for Dragon Models USA Inc. said the figure in the photograph resembles “Lando Calrissian”, an action figure based on the Rebel Alliance member fighting the Galactic Empire in space.


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IE6 R.I.P. you P.O.S.

Friday, March 5th, 2010

ie6 funeral

Tonight I attended the funeral of an old friend. IE6, what can I say about you…

When I met IE6 back in 2001, I thought he was the coolest thing since Netscape Navigator. Back then, there was not much to compare him with. We hung out every day. We got really close when I became a developer. For the most part, I only had to please him. Then he started drinking heavily, smoking pot and got lazy. I would come home and find him passed out on my desk. I had to treat him special to get him to comply with standards. He use to say that he set the standards. I tried to forget about him, but he was always in my face rejecting my way of doing things. I started hanging out with others, but he didn’t care what the other guys were doing or getting into. He was stuck in his old ways. My new friends respected what I was trying to do.


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