At dinner with Amanda’s French-Canadian Grandmother: “I don’t drink Bud Light. It tastes like rat saliva. Give me a nice IPA.”

Flying out of LGA’s Marine Terminal (A) is always an unexpected pleasure. It has a classic Art Deco look to the outside, has some cool murals inside, and the lines are always short. The coffee options are slim, but I’ll take the tradeoff for a laid-back experience. 

New Music Friday: Indie Edition

Dr. Quandry. Guy out of Boston I’ve been following since 2008. Experimental instrumental stuff. Great working music. I recommend listening to his new album, Wayfarers II. Wayfarers II by Dr. Quandary He also has an album of sitar stuff that I find strangely interesting: Quanny Sitar Quanny Sitar by Dr. Quandary

My answer to “What are the best things to do on weekends as a student at Hillsdale College?” on Quora

Over at Quora: What are the best things to do on weekends as a student at Hillsdale College? My answer: Take a break from studying and spend the weekends increasing your hiring potential after you graduate by doing one of the following things: Work at either an on-campus job, one in town, or a remote online … Continue reading My answer to “What are the best things to do on weekends as a student at Hillsdale College?” on Quora

Freeter looks like a good app for gathering various project tools in one place. I’ve spent some time setting up my own automations with TextExpander, AppleScript, Automator, and Keyboard Maestro, but I’m going to try making dashboards for a few of my projects in Freeter to bring everything under one roof.

Amanda and I sampled my barrel-aged Vieux Carre after dinner tonight. This is going to be a fantastic drink after another month in the barrel. It is already smooth and delicious.

How to clean up text pasted from Google Docs with Atom and Regular Expressions

Have you ever pasted text from Google Docs onto your blog (WordPress or otherwise) and had to fix wacky formatting? Here is how to quickly strip out all those extra HTML tags using regular expressions with Atom.io, a free text editor. Links: Atom, a free text editor available on Windows, Mac, and Linux: http://atom.io Regular … Continue reading How to clean up text pasted from Google Docs with Atom and Regular Expressions

PBS used a photo today that I took back in college: I’m a huge fan of putting my work out in the free domain and I still get excited when I see people and publications use my work, whether it is a photo, tutorial, or code snippet. 

Documenting the Process of Data Visualizations

The DataSketch.es project has awesome process documentation for how Nadieh and Shirley go about making their incredible visualizations each month. This is a treasure trove of valuable insights for how they approach projects, how the projects evolve, and how they overcome issues they run in to.

After 10 years of knowing about Pixelmator for the last 10 years, I finally dumped Adobe Photoshop and made the switch last month. The hardest part has been relearning how to do certain tasks, but the tutorials and documentation are great. I don’t see myself going back any time soon.