Mapbox has an interesting idea that helps people decide where to go based on direction/time, not literal geography. The map directions are only displayed once a destination is selected.

Sep 21, 2017 @ 10:30am
  • Interface Design

I love The Engine, a site recently launched by MIT. The attention to detail is perfect; it's easy to explore, yet not boring. It also looks fantastic on all devices. Illustration and animation by Vasjen Katro.

Sep 20, 2017 @ 8:45am
  • Interface Design
Zenith Defy Lab

Zenith has introduced the new Defy Lab watch, which they say is the most accurate mechanical watch ever made. It runs at a frequency five-times greater than a standard mechanical watch and has a 60-hour power reserve. I'm also loving the material it's made from, which is called aeronith. It's an ultra-light aluminum composite that looks a bit like concrete. The price? $31,000. See a video overview from aBlogtoWatch.

Sep 14, 2017 @ 10:15am
  • Product Design

Today, Tim showed us the real future of the iphone...
"Sorry, you must look at the ad to resume playback."

Sep 12, 2017 @ 4:50pm

Getting the day started with "+/-" by Buke and Gase.

Sep 6, 2017 @ 10:00am
  • Music
A Deeper Understanding

The War on Drugs has a new album out, and I'm loving it. They are going to be in Chicago on my birthday... mmm, maybe I should grab some tickets. Listen on Spotfiy.

Aug 31, 2017 @ 9:45am
  • Music

If you're just learning Hugo like me, you may want to start with Go's template documentation. The conditional sytax tripped me up for a minute. If you're accustomed to writing conditionals like this:

if ($x == $y)
if ($x && $y)
if ($x == $y || $x == $z)

This is how it would look in a Go template:

{{ if eq $x $y }}
{{ if and $x $y }}
{{ if or (eq $x $y) (eq $x $z) }}

In a Go template, eq is a function that you pass arguments to, not a comparison operator like you would use in JavaScript.

Aug 30, 2017 @ 12:30pm
  • Code

Welp, this site has just been switched over to Hugo! There's still some template cleanup I want to do, but overall it was fairly simple to migrate from Jekyll.

Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:00pm
  • Code

I gave Hugo a test run today, and I'm loving it so far. It seems very powerful, and so easy to setup. I may be switching from Jekyll soon.

Aug 24, 2017 @ 7:20pm
  • Code