Posted on June 26, 2015

A Dog Doesn’t Take Itself For a Walk

A dog doesn’t take itself for a walk. It needs the owner to assign a time, grab the leash and open the door. A goldfish can’t swim outside of the confines of its small bowl. A caged canary can’t fly to the sky above. And a circus elephant does ...

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Posted on June 23, 2015

Scratch Under the Surface

Late last year we did a lot of work on our garden and put in some new plants. To help them flourish and keep the soil moist, we placed a layer of mulch around them. Now every day, the local blackbirds can be seen hopping and scratching around ...

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Posted on June 20, 2015

Do What You’re Meant To Do

Firstly a quick puppy update. Regular readers of this blog would remember that a couple of months ago, I relented to my family’s persistent lobbying and we bought a golden retriever puppy, named Dusty. Dusty is now 5 months old and she takes ...

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Posted on June 18, 2015

meta tag management in Ruby on Rails

One of the things you have to deal with when creating a rails app that faces “the public” is that you have to deal with meta data. Traditionally this would come down to a title, some keywords and a description. Currently meta tags are used for much ...

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Posted on June 17, 2015

Enjoy the Battle

There are times when life feels like a battle. When it’s appears easier to give up than to keep going. When your enemies seem to outnumber your allies. When your problems seem insurmountable and unending. When you find yourself ...

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Posted on June 14, 2015

Grind It Out and Get Better

Actor Jeremy Piven, who plays legendary character Ari Gold in Entourage, was recently interviewed in Rhapsody Magazine. In this interview, he was asked, “Before Entourage, you had more than 60 on-screen credits without a breakthrough.  Was ...

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Posted on June 13, 2015

designing an app vs creating a design framework

So when it comes to designing an app the first thing most designers think if creating a user flow and then just filling in the screens one by one. Although looking at flow is of course the first thing any designer should do the filling in of the ...

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Posted on June 11, 2015

It’s Time To Free Your Dreams

For some people, their dreams are like a bird that they keep in a cage. They hear them sing, reminding them of the possibilities. They feed them just enough to keep them alive. They admire them, but don’t have the courage to let them loose. ...

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