Category Archives: General

Small update — Popular Posts and Videos pages

Small update to my Popular Posts page to add various articles I’ve written from around the internet, and I’ve recently added a Videos page to collect the various recorded speeches and presentations I’ve given in one place. Over time I’m going to figure out a better way of navigating by subject or category so people can find things easier. This is the twelfth year of my blog, so I may as well tidy it up.

Oh, and before I forget, I’m now working with Epic Games as the Content Curator for the Unreal Engine Marketplace. I’m still living in Brooklyn and flying down to North Carolina one week a month to work onsite at Epic Games HQ. Life is very good. :)

Why You Should Be Using an App Launcher (and How to Make It Do More Than Launch Apps)

Productivity geeks! Do you use an app launcher? Here’s an excellent overview of more awesome ways you can use them:

Do you still launch applications by pressing the Windows key and searching for your app? That’s a serviceable way to get your apps up and running, but it’s pretty limited. If you’ve never used an app…
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WOW! Art directors, leads, and outsourcing managers take note — this is a list of website style guides, pattern libraries and design manuals for inspiration and education. Salesforce, Atlassian, MailChimp, and more besides. These are great examples for how to design meaningful, easy-to-understand style guides for artists. Wonderful stuff. :)

Curated links to various style guides, pattern libraries and design manuals for inspiration. Handpicked by Saijo George.
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Turn files into pdf documents automatically with HotFolder – gHacks Tech News

Handy tool! Automatically convert files in a folder to PDF. Behold HotFolder:

HotFolder is a free program that you can use to monitor folders on your system to turn files into pdf documents automatically.
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Build an Animated SVG Loading Icon in 5 Minutes

How to build an animated SVG loading icon in 5 minutes! Fun, simple non game art tutorial. :)

With the rise in popularity of SVG’s, now is the perfect time to create new assets that can be used responsively across …
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Windows 10’s new browser will have the most advanced features ever

Here’s a rundown of some unique features that Microsoft’s new browser codenamed “Spartan” is said to have. The collaborative webpage notation with a stylus sounds pretty slick! I’m also interested in the tab grouping for work versus personal tabs. More than anything, though, I’m curious at what terrible name they’ll ultimately give it.

Microsoft is planning to radically overhaul its web browser in Windows 10. Sources familiar with the company’s Windows plans tell The Verge that the new browser, codenamed Spartan, will include a…
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Letters of Note: The Skills of Leonardo da Vinci

This is Leonardo da Vinci’s resume as a war engineer, sent to Ludovico Sforza for consideration. His painting skills are mentioned almost as an afterthought. This is remarkable and a terrific short read!

“Letters of Note: The Skills of Leonardo da Vinci”

Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence.
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