On Layoffs

A generational divide in responses to layoffs, and some hard lessons from past experiences.

WordPress: find posts with ANY term in a given taxonomy

I was recently Googling around for an answer to this, and didn’t see that anyone posted this method, but here’s the gist. If you want to find out if a given post has a certain taxonomy, (not just a specific term, but ANY term in that taxonomy), you can use the function has_term (more in…

Bicycles are my design inspiration—a Rapha 5×5 talk

I was recently invited to speak at an event called Rapha 5×5: Intervals on Design at Fresh Tilled Soil, a local design consultancy. It’s a traveling series of design talks that Rapha runs in different cities, and here’s the schtick: “5×5: Intervals on Design, a rapid-fire design talk where five creatives will talk for five minutes…

New videos from Yelapa, Mexico

Earlier this year I traveled to Puerto Vallarta to take part in a friend’s wedding. Looking to extend the trip, I stumbled across the beautiful Casas Santa Cruz, promising a “Swiss Family Robinson” style retreat about forty minutes down the coast via water taxi. After spending a week in a resort for the wedding, these…

Talking to a giant tanker from a little plastic boat

It’s kayaking season here in New England, and as I was returning to the water this year I realized I needed to reacquaint myself with VHF radio usage. So I’m going to share this story from last summer in hopes that it helps some other kayakers in a similar situation, as I haven’t found a ton…

Laser-etched Tap Handles

I recently had the honor of being the best man in my best friend’s wedding, which is an occasion that calls for a unique gift. The groom and I are both pretty big into homebrewing, and he kegs, so my own fiancé recommended that I get him some tap handles.  Well, I couldn’t find any out there…