Life & Career

Four things to do before meeting your web designer

March 13, 2018

Have you just set up your initial meeting with a potential web designer (maybe meeeee?) and wondering what to do in the meantime? First of all, you definitely don’t need to do anything; an experienced web designer or developer will be ready to walk you through your first steps. But if your excitement won’t let you sit still until you make…

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5 Tips to Not Lose Your Mind While Working from Home

March 28, 2017

This is not a post where I have all the answers. Everyone’s a little bit different, but after almost 5 years of working for myself, almost always from home, often in my pajamas, I’ve learned a few things that work for me. Know yourself and reconcile yourself to your habits I am not – never have been, and am increasingly convinced…

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A Way Forward After a Divisive Election

November 16, 2016

It may be strange to get a letter from your web developer about politics. Sorry. But I have struggled over the past week to find the words to express the feelings I have had from such a hate-filled and overwhelmingly negative campaign, and perhaps so have you. I am writing because I have been spending a lot of time considering how to support those around me in any way that I can, and my thoughts keep returning to my work. Design and development is not an inherently political profession, but that does not mean my work is without broader social impact…

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Working Vacations – the Do’s and Don’ts

August 8, 2013

So I’ve just ostensibly returned from vacation. Or rather, I’m on my way back (I’m literally on a train using the “wifi” that “works”). Since I’ve got this fancy work-from-home job, I took my work with me. I just checked my hours for the last two weeks, and they were surprisingly high. I’m pleasantly surprised and also a little distressed….

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Blog Reboot… Again, and Hacking My Productivity

May 28, 2013

Yeah, you’ve heard the spiel. Commitment, blog, regular posts, yada yada yada. I’ll make you no such promises this time – you’ve been burned before. But at the very least, it’s time for an update. The boyfriend and I have just returned from a lovely weekend in Boston where we attended the Boston Calling Music Festival, which had an amazing…

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How and Why I Installed 5 PCs on My MacBook Pro

April 11, 2013

Here we go again. New look, new determination to write more often. We’ll see. Anyway, no promises but I’m going to try to be a more active blogger. I enjoy it, I just get so sidetracked with things like fielding client questions, cooking elaborate dinners, writing on my cooking blog, not writing on my cooking blog for months, sleeping until…

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