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Feb 17, 2011

Jefferson Davis' Inaugural Speech

150 years ago tomorrow, Jefferson Davis became the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. The address was most notable for what it left out: any attempt to explain how a nation could possibly remain viable, let alone democr...

Jan 03, 2011
iPhone Mac OS X Mobile

Best Cocoa Controls

I just launched a new website that tracks the best custom Cocoa controls for iOS and OS X. It doesn’t have a ton on it yet, but I’m stocking it up with my favorite items. Also, feel free to submit your own!

Jan 01, 2011

Core Story

December 31 – Core Story What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world? (Bonus: Consider your reflections from this month. Look through them to discover a thread you may not have noticed until today.) Huh? This...

Dec 30, 2010

2011: Stuff to learn

There are a few key things I want to learn a lot more about in 2011. In particular, they are: State-of-the-art Javascript: Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Coffeescript, and some more Sproutcore for good measure. JVM/JVM-alike: Scala and Android SDK...

Dec 29, 2010


December 28 – Achieve What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts you can...

Dec 29, 2010
Android Mobile

Android in 5 Minutes (or your money back!)

In response to a request for help on how to get the Android SDK up and running on a Mac, I thought it might be worthwhile to go back through the process and see how simple and fast I could make it. As it works out, I was able to get the Android em...

Dec 29, 2010

Defining Moment

December 29 – Defining Moment Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. Well, let’s see: my sputtering startup sputtered its last sputter, I spent a month-and-a-half afraid I was going to go broke and ...

Dec 29, 2010
Aaron iPhone Minimum Viable Product Travel Web Design

Find gas stations near airports

I was in Maui with my girlfriend over Christmas, and I had a problem you might have encountered before. We’re taking our rental car (a Ford Mustang convertible, incidentally) back to the airport, and we have absolutely no idea where to get gas. W...

Dec 29, 2010

Ordinary Joy

December 27 – Ordinary Joy Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year? My most joyful ordinary moments are when I’m writing code, listening to music, and hit a ...

Dec 29, 2010


December 25 – Photo – a present to yourself. Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the imag...