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Alex King, Denver Web Developer



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That liberating feeling when you let a domain expi…

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 03:02:23 +0000

That liberating feeling when you let a domain expire for that project you never quite got around to.



Every month or two I lose an hour+ of my life peru…

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:39:34 +0000

Every month or two I lose an hour+ of my life perusing the awesome stuff on http://timbuk2.com.



Egregious mobile ads have finally driven me to use…

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:31:02 +0000

Egregious mobile ads have finally driven me to use the “Reader View Available” feature in Safari. Good job, ad geniuses.



I haven’t run beta OS software in years, but I’m s…

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 03:56:16 +0000

I haven’t run beta OS software in years, but I’m sorely tempted by the new iPad goodies in iOS 9.



Watching Star Wars IV with my 6 year old. She is w…

Mon, 25 May 2015 19:38:46 +0000

Watching Star Wars IV with my 6 year old. She is wearing her Princess Leia dress and telling me what is going to happen before it happens.



iMessage feature request: show the recipient’s cur…

Thu, 21 May 2015 02:48:54 +0000

iMessage feature request: show the recipient’s current time. I’d like to avoid buzzing a friend’s phone in the middle of the night when they are (unbeknownst to me) traveling in Europe.



Both East and West NBA Conference Finals are betwe…

Sun, 17 May 2015 22:18:17 +0000

Both East and West NBA Conference Finals are between the #1 (Golden State, Atlanta) and #2 (Houston, Cleveland) seeds. Chalk!



Re-structuring CSS and JS files so that external l…

Wed, 13 May 2015 19:29:06 +0000

Re-structuring CSS and JS files so that external libraries and override files flow cleanly through Gulp. Sorry ladies, I’m taken.



NBA announcers, do we have players that can really…

Tue, 12 May 2015 02:00:11 +0000

NBA announcers, do we have players that can really “score the football” on the basketball court? Do we need the “basketball” distinction?



Comparing Asics and Nike Running Shoe Sizes

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:39:32 +0000

I have a wide foot so I order shoes online nearly all the time now. I take full advantage of the Zappos‘ “free shipping both ways” to order up a batch of sizes, figure out which ones work best for me, and send the others back. Recently I have learned that in running shoes, an…



Tricking Myself into Improved Productivity

Sat, 02 May 2015 21:51:42 +0000

I am wicked productive when I’m on an airplane (without wifi) and I don’t have incoming communications (email, Slack, Twitter, etc.) to distract me. In an attempt to let out of sight lead to out of mind, I’ve made a simple tweak to hide my dock in Mac OS X and turn on “do not…



Related: trying to turn my wrist the right way to …

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:57:09 +0000

Related: trying to turn my wrist the right way to trigger the screen to come on is my biggest annoyance with the Apple Watch so far.



The fact that this generation Apple Watch has a sc…

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:55:35 +0000

The fact that this generation Apple Watch has a screen that is off by default is going to seem ridiculous in a couple of years.



“Do one thing and do it well.” is really a cry for…

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:46:39 +0000

“Do one thing and do it well.” is really a cry for depth in products, not simplicity.



Today I Learned: that charging the new MacBook fro…

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:02:55 +0000

Today I Learned: that charging the new MacBook from empty to full takes about 2.5 hours. I’m using the MacBook on battery (unplugged) 90+% of the time.