Posts By: vansunder

You Goofing Off? No, I’m Compiling!

Now that I’m getting back into real coding again (not just html & CSS) I’m being reminded that a large part of coding, especially when you’re new to a language and make a lot of mistakes, is waiting for code to compile. I’d say that I don’t mind it, but that wouldn’t be true. I’m… Read more »

Beware of Web Services!

Like many people, I love trying out new services on the web. Some of them are really cool and offer simple ways to integrate them into your website. So, we plug them in and forget about them. At least we forget about them until the web service goes down or closes up shop and disappears…. Read more »

Words Matter! Edit Your Writing!

Today’s post is a huge pet peeve of mine. It looks like people no longer care about spelling and grammar on the internet. For some people it almost seems like a point of pride that their writing looks like it was composed by a third grader. Some people even purposefully affect mistakes to look “cool.”… Read more »

For God’s Sake, Just Try It!

How many times have I thought it would be cool to do something new or make a positive change in my life? Often, and all too often that something seems too difficult to attempt or too difficult to maintain. So, I never get past the point of thinking about it. Well, in his Ted talk,… Read more »

Catch-Up Weekend

It’s time for another catch-up weekend for me. That is a weekend where I power through a bunch of tasks that I haven’t been able to accomplish over the past few weeks. You know the types of tasks I’m talking about. Those scores of quick tasks that you never get to because you’re just so… Read more »

Failure Is Always An Option

Don’t believe those people that say that failure is not an option for an entrepreneur. You know those people that say that you have to fight for what you believe in until you succeed. They’re wrong. Failure is an option. It’s a nasty distasteful option and a last resort, but it is an option. Especially,… Read more »

Too Busy? Automate More!

Every day is packed with activities. Work to do, appointments to get to, events to attend, chores to get done and there never seems to be any free time. Our lives are too busy and all the technology we surround ourselves doesn’t seem to make it better. In a world with computers, dishwashers, washing machines… Read more »

Thoughts on App Stats & User Perception

The average amount of apps that an iOS user has downloaded for their phone has been reported to be anywhere from 40 -100. As you can see from the image on this post, I have 395 applications installed. Even allowing for preinstalled apps, if they are counted in that number, I am well above average…. Read more »

What Motivates Us?

Businesses seem to operate as if money is what most motivates their employees. Well, that isn’t really the case. The meaning of the work is more important to employees. It makes them happier, more productive and willing to work more. If the work isn’t perceived as meaningful, people will often choose to do something different…. Read more »

A Little Design Inspiration

We’ve all had that time where we need to work up a design and we just aren’t getting inspired. So, we search around to see what others have done in the hopes that it will get us thinking of a look and feel that will work for us. If you want a place that scours Behance, Dribbble, Designspiration, Fubiz & Minimalissimo,… Read more »