Advice for new contractors

Someone contacted me on LinkedIn a little while ago. They had recently been offered a contracting position at a marketing company I had once done some contract work for. They wanted to know about my experience working there. I replied with some really basic things that new contractors/contractors in general should keep in mind. Then I realized that…

DrupalCon 2016 – New Orleans

Just returned from my first Drupalcon ever. It was held in fabulous New Orleans where the temps were in the 70s and 80s. Then I came back to Wisconsin where the temps are 40s and 50s, brrr. Here is a quick run down on the tech I learned about, I have so much to dig into and learn! Drupal…

Brief Intro to Tile Maps, Spritesheets and Atlases

Presentation As part of our class this semester, we each gave a brief talk about an iOS related topic. Teacher Eric recorded the presentation, and gave us the videos. There was no expectation of sharing the talk with anyone else. However, YouTube makes it far too easy to share things, so… here is the vid.  I’ve…

The Grid – Beta

Have you heard of The Grid, an AI that builds your website? They have an impressive demo video, and a strong marketing strategy. I made it into the beta early, and have been able to start poking around with both the documentation and the site builder apps. I’m intrigued… There are a lot of things…

Sublime Packages

Hey, Sublime Text 3 has a new build version out! #3103 /kermit arms. That makes this the perfect time to talk about my favorite customizations for it – Packages! Sublime packages are a little like after market mods for your car. Or plugins. Either way they improve the usability and can do things like change the…

Why I <3++ Slack

Brief Intro to Slack I’m a happy user of Slack, using it for the Madison Cartoonist Conspiracy art group, various classes and professionally. I’m always astounded when people still haven’t heard of or used it, so I started keeping a list of links to share/email.  I think I’ll just refer to this post from now on,…