Very occasional writings and observations.
27 Aug 10
Yet another reminder that it’s rarely your raw talent that gets you ahead in life, as evidenced by Burrell Smith’s experience as an Apple employee in the early days:
Burrell started thinking about what it would take to get promoted. It obviously wasn’t a matter of talent or technical skill, since he was already far more accomplished in that regard than most of the other hardware engineers. […] Finally, he noticed something that most of the other engineers had in common that he was lacking: they all had fairly prominent moustaches.
Thanks, Build Guild.
29 Jun 10
Last night, I launched a site for the New York based artist, Norman Galinsky. According to the artist, his work “has been inspired by his background in science and engineering and his ongoing studies of metaphysics and spiritual issues.” Made up of small markings, which converge into large geometric and organic patterns and shapes, his work demanded a low key site design which doesn’t steal attention away from the details and puts the art front and center.
11 Jun 10
Last week, I launched a brand new site for a celebrated Italian Sculptor, Gualberto Rocchi. Maestro Rocchi’s subjects have included some of the most important people of the latter half of the 20th century in politics and the arts, both in Europe (primarily Italy) and in the United States. I had the distinct honor and pleasure to design and build it from the ground up as I saw fit, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
04 Dec 09
If you’ve been keeping up with how recent browsers have been implementing parts of the CSS3 spec, you may already be using RGBa or HSLa to define semi-transparent background colors. You’d also know that this works in recent versions of Firefox and Safari, but not in any version of Internet Explorer.
13 Nov 09
Being a married man has made me a better person in many ways; my wife has taught me much – much more than she realizes. One of the things she taught me is to pay more attention to and have greater appreciation for the food I eat. In my young and single days, the staples of my diet were sugary cereals, pizza, burgers or chili from Wendy’s and grilled chicken breast. Today, that has all changed.