Before you ask yourself (“wtf?”), yes I am updating my website. I’m considering the whats, the whys and the hows. In the meantime, WordPress is just fine. I would point my domain to it, but they charge a pretty penny for it, so I’ll maybe just keep my blog here, and put other stuff on… Continue reading Yes, I am updating my website.
I use Digital Ocean for setting up quick SSD servers which can be preinstalled with Ghost, WordPress, Ubuntu, Docker boxes – you name it. I can say it’s an awesome service. They are giving me 25 bucks, and you 10 bucks, if you sign up and launch a server etc. with them. So, if you want to test… Continue reading Get some free server time with Digital Ocean
So I’m working in San Francisco temporarily, for a tech startup (what else?), who operate out of the WeWork building in Civic Center SF. I’m pretty impressed with the WeWork CoWorking Space, I really think it contributes to generating the vibe and success of its startups. In order to inform and inspire other cities, and particularly Barcelona (my adopted… Continue reading Working in the heart of the San Francisco startup scene
Part Four in my ongoing “job board” coding series (others here, here and here): Coding a bot to look for jobs for you. Facebook recently announced their chatbots thing: Chatbots are not that super new, but more fuel is now on the fire and chatbots are probably app-killers – So let’s make our own super simple one!
Part three of my “quick job board” series, this time for React Native — and deployable on mobile devices. This follows on from “quick job board in 48 lines of code” with Meteor, and the “quick job board with meteor and React” version.
UX is focussed on user needs. And to discover user needs, we run through a “discovery” phase. But, what if people don’t know their needs? Or the needs discovered are distracted, irrelevant or not deep enough to really satisfy the designer. A good experience designer wants to seek out deep motivations: Motivations that oftentimes the… Continue reading UX Talk: Psychology in Experience Design
A friend of mine recently sent an email round with a list of links and plugins that allow us to “do good” via charitable plugins and tools, without any effort. Plugins like AdBlock for Good, and Tabs for a Cause which show ads that donate to charities. Here in this post I dutifully repost this… Continue reading How to do good without an effort
So chuffed to have our KickstartPRO theme published to Studiopress Marketplace. The quality of themes here is so high I’m pretty blown away to be included. All credit (except design I guess) goes to co-founder Nick Davis for his awesome coding and his general positive kickass-ness. Take a look at KickstartPRO on Studiopress
Hello friends, I have a couple of invites to give away. So that I can check your work please: Paste your shot to my twitter, then follow me on Dribbble and like the invite post. So I can track you, see? Feel free to follow me on twitter and Dribbble if you like. Have fun. Derry
Imagine walking into a library and not being able to read. That is how I felt to be living in this age of information and data without being able to code. Data is everywhere, hence information is everywhere. I work in tech, and as such I am privy to common knowledge (in the tech world)… Continue reading Why I learned to code