Simple, Hotel Tonight, and Uber on the iPhone

Simple, Hotel Tonight, & Uber: 3 Services I Love Using (& You Will Too)

Posted on in Apps iPhone Lifestyle Reviews Web

Simple, Uber, and HotelTonight are 3 of my favorite companies (and apps) that are clearly ahead of their time. I believe that each one is a perfect example of “how everything will be done” in our hyper-connected future. I’m excited for the day when everything will work as smoothly and friction-free as the experiences I’ve 

I Fail and I Suck

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I fail. And I suck.Often.And don’t confuse this with the type of failing and sucking – or my admitting of it – that’s meant to bounce right back into some form of virtue, the way a startup’s CEO might quip about on her blog as a price paid for achieving success.I mean I really suck. 

The Easy Way to Create a Vignette in Photoshop

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I wanted to share a quick tip for you that discovered thanks to this post on Focus Faction, updated below for Photoshop CS6 (the menu is now in a different place). This is the fastest and easiest way to create a vignette for your photos in Photoshop in just a few seconds. It has saved me 

Free PSD Templates » Twitter, Facebook & Google+ Header Covers

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Image sizes and free PSD (Photoshop) layered templates for: Twitter Header image, Google Plus Cover Photo, and Facebook Timeline template. Create your own graphics with these helper files.

WP Engine Hosting

WP Engine WordPress Hosting Review

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WP Engine is serious hosting. In fact, I usually don’t recommend them to anyone who’s just blogging for fun or isn’t running some sort of business online. Dreamhost and Hostgator are actually a lot cheaper and are pretty solid choices when it comes to more “hobby” cases. Where WP Engine does shine though – is for medium to 

Meditate on That Sh*t

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This poster was made by DesignTaco and I first saw it on Recovering Yogi but it was 2.2 MB so I reposted it here in an easier-to-digest-and-download format. Meditate on that sh*t.Namaste.

All The Tools I Used to Rebuild the DMAD Website

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I spent the last 10 days redesigning and redeveloping and thought I’d share a lot of the tools that I used that were instrumental in rebuilding this site in case you find them helpful for your own web development efforts: WordPress Theme BootstrapWP I used Rachel Baker‘s as the core theme that I built 

The Best Breakfast Places in the World (well, mostly North America)

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I’m obsessed with breakfast. During my travels it was the one constant in my life and something I still look forward to every day. I love eggs benedict and pretty much anything else that’s made with eggs. Of all the places I’ve travelled to over the years, here are the breakfast places I remember the 


SpnKix Crappy Motorized Wheel Skate Shoe Things Reviewed

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Wow, what a letdown. All around. Last year I got really excited about Spnkix (which is awkward to spell – they should have called them Spin Kicks or Spin Kix or something. Though I guess it’s still better than Spnzkixzzz). Someone on Twitter posted about the Spnkix Kickstarter project and I thought “hey, this is 

Tools to Bootstrap Your Own Website

Posted on in Web Design

I’ve created dozens of websites over the years and I’ve always used the tools available to me to cut down on the time it takes to build a good looking website. Most of the time there really is no good reason to reinvent the wheel or to build a site from scratch (unless you’re a 

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