I’ve been teaching a Web Design course at LCC International University for a few years now; about 10 semesters in total at this point. It’s a 300-level course, designed for Juniors (and Sophomores) who are Communication majors, and gives them an introduction to building websites. It’s an interesting problem – in a world with WordPress… Continue reading Teaching Web Design in 2019
I’ve taught COM 302 Web Design at LCC International University for a few years now. It’s an introduction to building websites, which also discusses a lot of the related topics (marketing, usability, working with clients, etc). The course is required for all Communication majors, and many Business Administration majors take it as an elective. I… Continue reading Adios, CodeCademy
I was working at WordPress.com when Automattic, the parent company behind WordPress.com, launched the .blog TLD. (For the non-technical, that means that they were the owners and operators of whatever.blog, seths.blog, tim.blog, etc.) One thing I often wished was true (but isn’t), is that Automattic would also own blog.com, and then automatically create whatever.blog.com and… Continue reading .whatever registry? Idea: also get whatever.com
I was recently reinstalling macOS on my iMac, as I’m preparing to sell it. During that process, I followed Apple’s guide, which is great, and very detailed. I got through all six steps, erased the Fusion Drive on my iMac, and started the macOS Sierra installer. I thought I was done! End of the guide,… Continue reading MacOS reinstall woes with Fusion Drive?
One blog post a year isn’t a bad pace, is it? Once again, I find myself with a long-ish layover in the Copenhagen Airport. Only 4 hours this time – not too bad. I still thoroughly enjoy the space by gate A29 – nice and quiet. This airport is constantly updating itself – it’s on… Continue reading Copenhagen Airport, revisited
Gate A29, CPH, oh, how I appreciate ye. Copenhagen airport is one of my favorite airports – there are many obvious reasons: 1. It has great direct flights to the US, and a direct flight to our little local airport in Lithuania. 2. It has a lot of things to explore inside security – there’s… Continue reading Gate A29, CPH
I really enjoyed this post from DHH at Basecamp. He’s talking about how Ruby on Rails is more implicit, because it’s designed for a different use case than other programming languages. His key observation is that different programming languages/frameworks are designed with different programming styles in mind. Different programming languages/frameworks are not only for different kinds… Continue reading Requirements Definition: Programming edition