ReactJS For Stupid People

This person is hilarious. It’s also a great perspective on what React is and isn’t. Laughing outloud to this little tidbit: There are three separate, competing quickstart guides. I’m overwhelmed and I’m not even drunk. The sidebar below that is straight out of my nightmares, with sections that obviously shouldn’t be there, like “More […]

bash_profile vs bashrc

I’ve been spending a great deal of time with BASH lately and I’m confused about best practices on the mac. I found this helpful article. Why two different files? Say, you’d like to print some lengthy diagnostic information about your machine each time you login (load average, memory usage, current users, etc). You only […]

The Tech Gender Gap: The Lack of Women Coders and the Movement That’s Fixing It

I recently wrote an article about the lack of women coders. Women programmers are almost as rare as unicorns. Take a peek into any developer meeting and you’ll most likely find one or two women surrounded by room full of men. It’s a subject that has been passionately investigated by many institutions and organizations, but […]

About Eliza

ELIZA is an early natural language processing computer program created from 1964 to 1966[1] at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory by Joseph Weizenbaum.[2] Created to demonstrate the superficiality of communication between man and machine, Eliza simulated conversation by using a ‘pattern matching’ and substitution methodology that gave users an illusion of understanding on the part […]

Seattle Times: Women game developers fight sexism in industry

Susan Kelleher, staff writer for Pacific NW Magazine writes about the current state of extreme sexism in the gaming industry and gives a hopeful look towards the future. “Gaming culture has been pretty misogynistic for a long time now,” says Edwards, 50, a lifelong gamer and developer who worked on Microsoft’s Halo. “There’s ample evidence […]

Free Hour of Code Workshops Dec 5-11 2016 at Apple Stores

Thank you Apple! During the holidays, ask December 5th through 11th, Apple stores will be offering a Free Hour of Code Workshop. Cupertino, California — Apple today opened registration for Hour of Code workshops at all 487 Apple retail stores worldwide, from December 5 through 11 in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Among the […]

Why Sass is indespensible

On Carey Wodehouse writes about why SASS is an indispensable part of web developing. On her list of benefits to working with SASS are: Variables, less code, better responsive design, code snippets, more modularity and the power of nesting. Make your CSS even more modular—and easier to work with. The more complicated an app […]

Best Wireframing Tools

A nice article by Creative Bloq on the best wireframing tools out there. On the Freebee list: Penultimate, Pencil, Mockflow, Framebox, Hot glue And don’t forget… pen and paper Wireframing tools There’s nothing quicker than grabbing a pen and paper Yes. An actual pen. And some real made-from-wood paper. Okay, so these don’t allow you […]

Flip phone report – day 5

I am failing with this flip phone thing. I had a lengthy text conversation the other day and it nearly killed me with frustration. Today I had to register my child for something and I had no information on her, no doctor phone number, no student id, not even her emergency contacts. And I’m starting […]

Flip-Phone Report?—?Day Two

Today is the second full day without my smartphone. I felt lighter yesterday. I’ve been carrying around a tiny notebook in one pocket and my flip phone in another. I make copious lists and I felt like I would panic if I removed my ability to do this. One list I made was the things […]

Button Grand Opening

My friend Liz is opening a consignment shop for women and children on the corner of Rosa Parks and Interstate in North Portland, Oregon. She’s having an opening party this weekend! Come on down and check it out. Oh, and I designed the website and poster. button women’s and children’s consignment 6517 N Interstate Portland […]