Key links to finally learning iOS development

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If you haven’t picked up any iOS development skills yet, now is the time. It’s never been easier. Below are my reasons to finally take the plunge (successfully), followed by some helpful links to help you learn to create your first app too. Contrary to popular belief, I’ve never coded up an iOS app myself. My excuse? For one, hiring…
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The Martian: A perfect book for the casual Product Manager

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About two years ago a couple of nerdy colleagues of mine told me of an amazing new book they were reading. “A man is stuck on Mars and must figure out how to survive by planting crops and re-engineering his habitat. It is very precise and it takes you step by step through his thought process by using his ship’s log entries.”, they…
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“If” by Rudyard Kipling with a video by Spy Films

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The poem beautifully describes life’s ups and downs and the importance of knowing how to embrace them both. It celebrates the acceptance and abandonment of what you’d love to have or would hate to lose, and, in either case, having the capacity to move forward – without losing yourself. It’s about putting yourself out there…
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Improving my Ilustrator Skills

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Since authoring Erec Makes a Fire I’ve become quite familiar with Illustrator. Though Lain took care of drawing all the characters and objects I spent months of man hours reworking the layout, extending the scenery and modifying his artwork based on reader feedback to keep up with each iteration of the story. That being said, creating an illustration from…
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Reaction to Anti-Islam Protester at Phoenix Mosque

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In an effort to practice what I preach  I counted down from ten to my initial reaction to this video from the Arizona Mosque Protest. I then re-constructed my reaction into this: I’m glad we give freedom of speech to all. I’m sad they chose to use it the way they have. Im glad people showed up to use…
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