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JavaScript Specialist. CSS Enthusiast. TDD Adherent. Design & Illustration Initiate.

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May 9, 2017

Starting over with my blog, added some archived posts that might still be a little good for reference. Otherwise, hello. I’ll add new posts as I find things to talk about.

clickity clacking my way into a new year

March 11, 2015

I’ve known about mechanical keyboards for a while now, but I kept assuming I wouldn’t like them because they tend to be very noisy. In the back of my mind I remembered the clunky keyboards I used to have with my desktops and how much more I enjoyed laptop keyboards– probably not what people are used to hearing, I know. Largely I liked the lack of finger and wrist travel distance, but also the switch happened largely in my teen years when being able to sneak onto the computer without my parents realizing I was still up was of high importance. But as my hands are small, the compact laptop layouts and short buttons were generally quite nice for me, also. There were more keys in easy reach and less force needed to press them. (more…)

Dark Patterns

February 24, 2014

Dark Patterns

Ran into this site last week.  It’s an interesting collection of patterns in design that are meant to trick users into doing things they probably didn’t mean to do.  Which results in a good list of “what not to do” in design, though also has some interesting insight into the psychology behind site design.

do more with vim, apparently.

November 18, 2011

Today I decided to actually try using macros, because there were a lot of repetitive things I needed to accomplish, and I have to kind of say: Oh my god, yes. (more…)