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Illinois, a Failed State, and the Gubernatorial Race

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It's everyone's fault: Democrat Mike Madigan, a permanent scourge in Illinois politics, union leadership with delusional demands that fail to acknowledge the state's dire situation, and Republican governor Bruce Rauner and his faux-folksy roll-up-sleaves nonchalance and insolent duck-tape commercials. They are callous ideologues in bed with special interests. They completely fail to represent… [read more →]

Where have I been? Being a Nerd!

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Hi! Sorry I've been on quite a long hiatus from blogging, but I have a great reason. I got a job doing exactly what I love, building iOS apps that matter. There was a lot of financial duress, broken hearts, sacrifices, and days out of the sun, but I've finally made it! Of course, there's plenty to learn. Coding in Swift is like comfort food. for the most part, but git sometimes scares the shit… [read more →]

How to Improve Yourself- Reflecting on your Year

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It’s finally the end of the year. However you feel about what’s happened since last January, it will behoove you to reflect on what’s happened and what’s to come. If you have a Mac or an iDevice, Day One ($4.99 for iOS, $9.99 for Mac , the premiere journaling app, can help get you started. I won’t go into the features of Day One, because Shaun Blanc’s The Sweet Setup came out with a great guide a while ago… [read more →]

Transitions Suck, but They Are Helpful

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Transitioning from one activity to another is difficult. In elementary school, my first report cards pointed out that I struggled with transitions. I’ve always been obsessed with completing tasks right now, no matter the consequence, and this does not bode well in the real world. Oftentimes in knowledge work, there are issues that you can't tackle on a particular day. An idea or challenge might n… [read more →]