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Nerdy Stuff, Online tools

SXSW panel: XBOX your UX – Gaming Design in online apps #addxboxtoux

My first SXSW panel! Presenter is Josh Knowles - anscillate.com - here's the recap: Game designers design for those "weirdly satisfying interactions" - found in classic arcade games, recalling random trivia, etc. Increase the activity, make it better for the user. Read More! [...]
Nerdy Stuff, Online tools

Cats vs. Unicorns – which photo app is better?

I don't often pay for iPhone apps, but I have made a few exceptions. I'll pay for games after months spent with the demo (see: Words with Friends)... or cheap, novel apps that make me laugh. Two of my favorite recent app purchases are both photo editing apps - that allow you to turn your regular, boring pictures into something either adorable or magical. But which is better? Read More! [...]
Online tools

5 things that make my holidays easier

I have been reading all kinds of lists lately - lists on how to relieve stress over the holidays, list of things I didn't know about my cats, lists of what gifts to buy for my favorite Geeks, even lists about lists. And don't forget lists of things I've committed to do before 2012 - and the lists of blog posts I keep trying to write. Well, here's my list. Things that honest to goodness make my life easier. These are tools I'm using the crap out of this holiday season. I'm hoping at least one of these things will make your life easier too... Read More! [...]
Online tools

Adventures in Aggieland with the TAMU AAF chapter

Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting to the Texas A&M Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, thanks to my dear friend Andrew Haynes. I had a blast - I LOVE interacting with students - and I think they enjoyed it as well. Below is my presentation I gave - on me, what I do with my degree, and some tips on getting into web for interested students. Presentation to Texas A&M's AAF chapter - Using my Marketing Degree Probably Read More! [...]
Online tools, Social Media

SchipulCon Day 1 Recap

It was a great day of learning at SchipulCon! Our keynote Deirdre Breckenridge and all the other speakers were awesome - and spoke on topics ranging from social media to public relations to Tendenci and Drupal and WordPress to blogging and non profit marketing. Lots of good stuff! Read More! [...]
Online tools

Easy Favicon updating in WordPress – for those of us who are not so technical

This may be easy stuff to those out there for whom databases, coding, file transfer protocol, etc. etc. are easy stuff and not at all slightly frightening. For the rest of the world - even some of us who are well versed in WordPress - the favicon file extension .ico is a bit of a puzzle. Thank God for WordPress plugins! Read More! [...]
Online tools, Social Media

Social Media – Can it Get you the Job?

It's graduation season! Last weekend marked two years since I walked the stage in Reed Arena to take my diploma with my left hand, shake with my right, and look awkwardly in the general direction of the off-stage cameraman. I have several friends graduating soon, and I know a few are still struggling finding a job and experiencing common issues -  how to differentiate yourself from others, how to show you know what you're doing, etc. I recently Read More! [...]