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Should you learn to code in 2019?

Lets face it. In 2019, there are lots of phenomenal programmers out there, building incredible pieces of software and beautiful websites. It would take years of learning to get to where they are now. On the flip side, there are lots of visual website builders and even app builders. So should you spend the time…

How to never lose your hustle

No matter if you’re working at a startup, freelancing, working a 9 to 5 job, or something else, you need motivation and drive to keep going. How do you keep that hustle day after day, month after month, and year after year? The answer comes down to a simple solution: keep your goals in sight…

Online shopping has changed how we shop

I’m in the midst of moving right now, and as I move I’m searching endlessly for the best furniture and home furnishings I can buy without spending reckless amounts of money. But earlier I realized that the concept of being able to buy “the best” product for a given…

Outdoing Yourself

My job demands that I be creative. No matter if it’s designing websites, editing video, or just filming video, I need to outdo myself noticeability every single time. How do I do that? The answer is relatively simple: never settle. If you look at…

Here’s why I would pay for social media.

I enjoy social media. Out of my 16 hours of screen time in the past week, an hour of that has been on Instagram. That’s considerably more than the 15 minutes I’ve spent in my email app, which costs $4/month. But all my social media is “free.” Except it’s not. I pay…

Why I Don’t Watch Sports

If you’ve known me for any amount of time, one of the things you’ll quickly discover is that I don’t play or watch sports — and I never have. But why have I ignored this staple of American culture? After all, it’s quite typical to get together with friends and hover…

Don’t mess up.

Last week, when the news broke about a Portland families’ Echo Dot sending a private conversation to one of their phone contacts, I had a few reactions. My first reaction was “Yikes, our worst fear actually happened” and my second reaction was “Oh snap, we…

Why I don’t use a task list

For quite some time, I’ve tried to use a task list so I don’t forget various things throughout my day. Little things like printing a document, sending a specific email, or typing up a letter. However, there’s a problem: I’ve never had enough tasks on my list to…

Training the Next Generation in Mindful Technology Usage

I attribute a large degree of what I’m doing now to my parents. If it wasn’t for them letting me have more than my fair share of “screen time,” I would not have had as much time for Google searches. For learning about technology. For finding my passion. There are…

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