Ten Things I Learned on My Visit to Cape May

I work on multiple virtual teams. Last week I was invited to a team meetup for a company I work with in Cape May, NJ. Even though I could have jumped on a plane at the prestigious Erie International Airport, I opted for the 18-hour round-trip drive. It ended up…

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Ten Things I Learned on My Visit to Cape May

Things I Cared About 3/16/18

It got my attention this week. It must be shiny. Students did their walkout thing. I heard from teachers that their students found it to be a pointless hassle. I heard a lot more about it on social media, but that’s the world of make believe. The Anatomy of a…

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Things I Cared About 3/16/18

10 Reasons Your Videos Suck

So many videos suck. Whatever kind of video — Youtube, Facebook, event videos, training videos, movies — there are lots of reasons so many videos are unwatchable. The good news is that most of them are easily solved. Here are 10 reasons your videos suck. You’re…

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10 Reasons Your Videos Suck

Today I Tried: Making Hot Sauce

One of the presents I got on my 40th birthday was a make-your-own hot sauce kit. My family knows me well—I slather the stuff on just about everything I eat. My go-to hot sauce is Frank’s Red Hot, but I also have an extensive collection of other good stuff. Up to…

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Today I Tried: Making Hot Sauce

Vlog 002: More Stuff

The freelance ball is rolling, and things are slowly happening. The new podcast is in production, and there are more videos are on the way. Despite extreme pressure, I haven’t shaved off my beard yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiLvf8QddjU

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Vlog 002: More Stuff

Adobe Illustrator is Making Me Lose My Mind

So here’s what I want to do: I want to take a gradient, and extract each color node as a swatch. Just grab the color and add it to my Swatches panel. Sounds easy, right? You fool! It’s not as easy as just dragging the color into the Swatches panel. Why should it…

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Adobe Illustrator is Making Me Lose My Mind

Vlog 001: My Full-Time Freelance Journey Begins

In my newest vlog series, I’m documenting the journey I’ve begun: the sudden leap from full-time salary status to full-time freelancing. New vlogs will be added regularly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM2VpwtsN_4&t=6s

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Vlog 001: My Full-Time Freelance Journey Begins