Tools on the floor of our unfinished apartment in Astoria.
Tools on the floor of our unfinished apartment in Astoria.

Been having the itch since the beginning of the year to make some changes to my year-old site design. So I worked on it on-and-off for several days, and launched it last week. In addition to some small clean-up, I’ve changed some fonts and colors. I’d barely want to call it a “redesign” at all, but there are some fun details I want to note.

April Had Some Great Dev Culture Content

Don’t know what it is about April, but there were a lot of great posts and presentations about development team culture that really struck a chord in me. Here are a few faves; take a look if you haven’t already.

NY ♥ Boston

NY Hearts Boston Created with Sketch (

Did this quick logo mash-up in SVG (exported to PNG and WebP) to express support for Boston during these trying times. Stay strong, Boston!

Please take, use, and change as you see fit!

Self Hack: Take any train at 23rd Street and 8th Avenue

Platform for the C or E trains at 23rd Street and 8th Avenue, Manhattan

One of my New Year’s Resolutions (really, the only one with a specific action) is to write a blog post at least once a week. The idea is that I’ll get better at writing with frequency. As you can tell, I’m already behind, but here’s to catching up!

Part of fulfilling my quantity-for-better-quality strategy means smaller, sillier posts (as if my prior posts bore any heft) like this one, in which I simply write a tip to myself whenever I find myself on the local-only downtown platform of the 23rd Street and 8th Avenue subway stop.