5 Tips for Freelancing

I have been working as a freelancer for the past three years. Both part-time and full-time. There are things I’ve learned, and things I wish I knew starting out. I work as a web developer, but the advice is pretty universal. 1. Clear Separation You are a constant representation of your work, but your work… Read more 5 Tips for Freelancing

10 Myths About Introverts

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days. Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to do with… Read more 10 Myths About Introverts

Splitscreen: A Love Story

A video by JW Griffiths. Winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011. more information on vimeo

Good Design

1. Good design is innovative 2. Good design makes a product useful 3. Good design is aesthetic 4. Good design makes a product understandable 5. Good design is unobtrusive 6. Good design is honest 7. Good design is long-lasting 8. Good design is thorough, down to the last detail 9. Good design is environmentally friendly… Read more Good Design

Photograph Used in Wikipedia

Through Flickr, someone discovered a photograph I took of my grandfathers dog tags from World War II. The individual was writing an article for Wikipedia on Religious Symbolism in the United States Military. The “C” at the end of the dog tags stands for Catholic, something I would have never known. The picture fit in… Read more Photograph Used in Wikipedia

Slow Dance

This was at the end of The 4-Hour Work Week, which I finally got around to reading. I liked it and decided to share. It’s written by David L. Weatherford. Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round, or listened to rain slapping the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight, or gazed at the… Read more Slow Dance

Why Go To A Website?

I wanted to talked today about an important question when designing/building a website, or anything really, Why?  Why would someone use this website?  A really simple question that can get lost very quickly. I bring this up, because it recently happened to me.  I needed a re-design for a popular website I work on.  The… Read more Why Go To A Website?

Are eBooks Cost Effective?

J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly, a personal finance blog, has a nice write-up about the cost of ebooks. As well as some of the pros and cons of buying ebooks.  The excerpt below is a great little summary of when it’s a good idea to buy an ebook and when it’s still best to… Read more Are eBooks Cost Effective?

Why Amazon Is Winnng the Ebook War

In one word, Software.  More specifically, Whispernet and Whispersync.  Amazon’s own ways of keeping all your ebooks organized and accessible. Accessibility Amazon has created a quality and consistent user experience across multiple devices. Once you buy a book it travels with you, not you having to travel with the book.  What do I mean by… Read more Why Amazon Is Winnng the Ebook War