Category: Words

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Beercamp 2012 Website and the Value (and Fun) of Experimentation

It’s easy to get boxed in by the reality of developing websites that are responsive, cross-platform, cross-browser, gracefully degrading, semantically perfect, progressively enhanced, _______, _______ and _______ (space to fill in upcoming buzzwords). These techniques are useful on production websites to ensure reach and consistency, but they can also limit...

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Back to Books

For me 2011 was, let’s say “difficult”. I had a lot on my plate: work, parenting, separation, divorce, an impending layoff, a new job, 2 moves, and learning how to date again. Keeping up with my still-growing reading list was not much of a priority. Now that I’m settled in...

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Why do I keep reading this?

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Two Sad Realizations

I just coded a page where you can see my reading year-by-year, which can be found here. After I was finished, admiring my coding work, I noticed two things that made me a little sad. Last year I read 36 books, a number that I’m really proud of. But I...

Straight White Men Against the World 0

Straight White Men Against the World

A four-word anthem played on Twitter the other day, and I fell silent in awe: “SOCIAL MEDIA IS DISCO.” The author was Emily Nussbaum, a cultural critic I’ve admired for a long time. She was answering a question I’d raised about why women, gay people and nonwhite people revel in...

Math or English? 2

Math or English?

I’ve started alternative teacher certification this spring, and in Texas (I suspect this is true most places, as well) high school math teachers are in high demand. I’ve always liked math, and I don’t want to risk not getting a teaching job this fall after all of the work this...