- Plosive - Built for SLPs How can we help speech language pathologists to do their best work?
- Stubborn An unjustifiably stubborn engineer is a ceiling for their team’s potential.
- Automation with Shortcuts on iOS I used the iOS Shortcuts automation tool and a Raspberry Pi to build a COVID-19 health screening check-in tool.
- Toddlers in Porsches with Plasma Weapons A note to self: remember to solve important problems.
- Developer Workflow Tips The list of workflow tips I wish I had when I started. Indefinitely a WIP.
- string parsing & data extraction A recent project required converting a many-thousand-line document written in a proprietary syntax to Markdown. This is a peek at the messiness that ensued.
"Coding Is Too Hard"
Within the past two years, about a dozen people told me they’re extremely interested in learning how to code. Today, none of them are programmers, developers, or even hobby coders. Most of them, as far as I know, have never even opened a text editor.
Good Design Is Not Subjective.
“I’m not a designer, but I think the button should be blue. Just my two cents.”
- Tech Day 2017 I recently attended Tech Day 2017. (…) Soon, I ditched the elevator pitch I had prepared almost immediately and just simply began to have earnest conversations with them about their current tools and processes. It was awesome.
- The Dangers of Blindly Loving Your Tools This post was written back when Adelie was openly accepting new inquiries and projects. I once heard two friends arguing. One of them had recently come upon a windfall of cash, and wanted to make a big purchase: an upscale sports car. Upon hearing this, his miserly friend fired back, “you don’t even go places! Don’t buy a Porsche to drive to 711.” When I heard this biting exchange, I chuckled.
- Websites Are Like Pants This post was written back when Adelie was openly accepting new inquiries and projects. In 2005, psychologist Barry Schwartz took the stage at TEDGlobal in Oxford and proposed an idea: that “more is less.” You can watch the full video here, but the core idea is simple. To quote Schwartz, “With so many options to choose from, people find it very difficult to choose at all.” He tells a simple anecdote to that effect: many years ago, when he walked into a clothing store, there were only a few pairs of jeans to choose from.