These are the things I've written that are tagged "howto"

Joel Spolsky announces Trello, Inc.

24 July 2014

His “business operating system” sounds like a damn fine blueprint for creating a successful company that good people want to work for. That architecture is all the stuff I spent ten years ranting on this blog about, but y’all don’t listen, so I’m just going to have to build company after company that runs my […]

Override global .gitconfig

11 February 2014

If you work for an organization with their own internal Git server and need to override your global .gitconfig info for name or email, this snippet will work if put in the .git/config of each repo you need to override that setting on: [user] name = Your Name email = you@email.com

Layer Comps in Photoshop

30 January 2014

Neven Mrgan just blew my mind: Layer comps is a panel—found in the Window menu—which helps you organize different versions of a designs or different views of it in the same file. If you are a responsible digital citizen at all, you probably have some sort of system for keeping around alternate elements and various […]

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