Welcome to Ghost, nice!

Moved my blog to ghost; you know, it seemed like the right thing to do. I'll integrate Disqus shortly to get comments back...I think. I'm not actually sure I want comments back.…

No, CSS isn't always faster

Recently, a post appeared on Hacker News that was yet another exploration of crazy things that can be achieved with CSS.  Like many others, this example was logos rendered using HTML & CSS.  I quickly commented that I didn't feel we needed more of these examples which, while cool, do…

Thank you for your vision

Along with my wife, and thousands of my contemporaries around the world, I've spent much of this evening digesting the news that Steve Jobs has passed away. Like many others, I'm somewhat shocked at my own, somewhat personal reaction to his death. I've never met him personally; I've never worked…

You a UI Engineer? You Want to Work With Us!

In all my time working in this field, I've found that finding and hiring quality UI Engineers is incredibly difficult. So many people have entered UI Engineering from so many diverse backgrounds that finding the true engineers of the bunch can be quite a daunting task. For every great person…

Why are you still deploying overnight?

10/17/2011 - Welcome Hacker News folks! There's some discussion happening in the comments; but, as always, the better conversation is on the article page on Hacker News itself. "3:00 am Deployment?  Why Not?" That was the Facebook status of a former co-worker about a week ago. I…

Am I Busy, Fulfilled, or Just Burned Out?

I've come to ask myself the above question recently as I've entered what's now my 15th year of writing software for the Web.  Though I've only recently started asking that question (recently as in the past week or so) I suppose it's been in the back of my mind for…