By Alan Johnson on February 10, 2011
It seems like git has been picking up more and more traction in the web community, and tools like Tower and gitx seem to be making git tons more accessible to designers. One of my favorite features of git is how easy it makes branching. Most of the time that I work on a new feature I create a branch for it in my git repo, and I typically push that branch up to the server if it’s going to be around for more than a few hours. The commands for doing all of that can be hard to remember, though. Enter grb, short for git_remote_branch.
By Shawn Blanc on January 18, 2011
I have a few short lists of people whom I turn to when I need feedback, advice, and encouragement for different areas of my personal and professional life. The areas I most often seek feedback for are:
By admin on September 3, 2010
By Shawn Blanc on September 2, 2010
Convicting piece by Dan Pallotta:
Worry isn’t work. Being stressed out isn’t work. Anxiety isn’t work. Entertaining a sense of impending doom isn’t work. Incessant internal verbal punishment isn’t work. Indulging the great unknown fear in your own mind isn’t work. Hating yourself isn’t work.
How to Get Into Stanford with B’s on Your Transcript: Failed Simulations & the Surprising Psychology of Impressiveness
By Study Hacks on March 26, 2010
Steve and David
Let’s try a simple experiment. Imagine that you’re an admissions officer at a competitive college, and you’re evaluating the following two applicants:
- David — He is captain of the track team and took Japanese calligraphy lessons throughout high school; he wrote his application essay on the challenge of leading the track team to the division championship meet.
By Craig Hockenberry on January 29, 2010
I’m too busy right now to write about the iPad in detail, but I do want to make one quick point that I haven’t seen covered in other essays.
An important observation that I’ve made with the iPhone is that it’s perfect for “relaxed” computing. I use it while lying in bed, watching TV, waiting for my wife to try on a new outfit, driving through the middle of the desert, and a myriad of other situations where I’m not working.
By Alex Payne on January 9, 2010
Don’t Be A Hero
My last work-related post, regarding the difference between criticism and negativity in the workplace, was well-received. I don’t plan on this turning into Yet Another Business Advice Blog, but I figured I’d share one of the scant few other things I’ve figured out so far in my time working in tech.