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  1. 11 Jan, 2020

    3s and 7s by Queens of the Stone Age on Drums

    I’m kicking off the new year trying to continue making things like I was attempting to do all of December. While I didn’t make something every day in December, but I made a lot of headway on projects and made […]

  2. 03 Jan, 2020

    It’s 2020 and you’re in the future — Wait But Why

    Wild post about relative time. Great data visualization too. Source: https://waitbutwhy.com/2020/01/its-2020-and-youre-in-the-future.html

  3. 31 Dec, 2019

    2019

    2019 was thankfully lot different than last year. This time last year I was in the neuro ICU with my dad as he came out of a coma and was fighting off spinal meningitis. I’m so incredibly thankful he’s made […]

  4. 30 Dec, 2019

    What a Year of Learning and Teaching Accessibility Taught Me – 24 Accessibility

    Accessibility isn’t easy. And often times it is downright hard. But that comes with the territory. Designing for humans is hard. And accessibility is, at the end of the day, all about and all for humans. We may not get […]

  5. 30 Dec, 2019

    Cookies and a year of learning a new skill – lynnandtonic.com

    Cookie decorating is a decent developer experience vs. user experience analogy. Lots of people were surprised when my cookies tasted good. They’d say, “Pretty sugar cookies never taste good.” It makes sense to me now: almost every technique I found […]

  6. 28 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #19: Bad Girls by M.I.A. Drums

    For day 19 of making something every day in December, I recorded myself playing drums along to Bad Girls by M.I.A. I really like playing drums along to other music, and Bad Girls by M.I.A. has long been a favorite […]

  7. 23 Dec, 2019

    This is How a Society Dies

    This article is a fucking punch in the gut. It perfectly encapsulates my fears about American society. Literally nobody on planet earth wants worse lives excepts us. We’re the only people on earth who thwart our own social progress, over and over […]

  8. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #18: Jamming with Melissa

    For day 18 of making something every day in December, I recorded a late-night jam with Melissa. As with our other jams, there’s nothing planned and there are no expectations to make something that resembles a finished piece of music. […]

  9. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #17: Even More Cans

    For day 17 of making something every day in December, I continued to work on a can art project. Once again, not much to look at, but I find the act of cutting and painting these cans to be really cathartic […]

  10. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #16: Another Jam with Ian

    For day 16 of making something every day in December, I recorded another jam with Ian. Like the others, there’s nothing particularly special about this recording, but what is special is the deliberate act of playing and recording music. I […]

  11. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #15: More Cans

    For day 15 of making something every day in December, I continued to work on a can art project. Still not much to look at right now, but a little bit of progress is still progress.   Making things in […]

  12. 16 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #14: Cans

    For day 14 of making something every day in December, I started an art project involving cutting and painting a bunch of aluminum cans. It doesn’t look like much right now: I’ve done some projects like this in the past, […]

  13. 16 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #13: Cookie party!

    For day 13 of making something every day in December, we went over to our friends Val and Jason‘s place for a Christmas cookie-decorating party! Val whipped up a ton of gingerbread and sugar cookies, which we then took and […]

  14. 15 Dec, 2019

    Adactio: Journal—The Technical Side of Design Systems by Brad Frost

    It’s always an honor to have Jeremy live-blog my talk. Source: Adactio: Journal—The Technical Side of Design Systems by Brad Frost

  15. 15 Dec, 2019

    Group Chat, Group Stress

    This is the in-depth teardown of group chat that I’ve been missing in my life. It details all the reasons I don’t fully love Slack. I’m going to share this with my team — on Slack — to see how […]

  16. 15 Dec, 2019

    Do I need a custom Select?

    No

  17. 15 Dec, 2019

    Why is Not an Accordion

    Preach, Dave. At the risk of being a broken record; HTML really needs , , , , and elements. Not more “low-level primitives” but good ol’ fashioned, difficult-to-get-consensus-on elements. A new set of accessible controls for a modern era… except […]

  18. 14 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #12: Making progress on a song

    For day 12 of making something every day in December, I made some progress on a song. Here are the results: This is a song that I’ve had around for a long while now, and while going through some stuff […]

  19. 14 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #11: Lunchtime jam with Ian

    For day 11 of making something every day in December, I recorded another lunchtime jam with Ian. I realize I’m one day behind in my posting (cross-country travel throws a wrench into lots of things), so hopefully I’ll be able […]

  20. 11 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #10: Coffee doodle

    For day 10 of making something every day in December, I doodled on a Starbucks cup. Nothing special, just flying back from San Francisco and don’t really have access to much else en route. making things in december timeline: Day […]