The old saying, 'You are what you eat', applies to the creative process. If you want to be creative and come up with ideas, the best thing you can do is engage the creative ideas that are already out there. Not because you want to copy or emulate them, but because creative ideas catalyze other creative ideas.
The past few days have been quite a ride in the crypto world! This rollercoaster is reminiscent of late 2013, except now there is much more skin in the game. My latest piece on Yours.org covers my history with BTC, BCH, and Ripple, and my investment and use strategies for the currencies.
I'm not sure that we have a bitcoin-caused environmental energy crisis on our hands. This piece on Yours.org points out some of the issues with the articles going arount about bitcoin and the environment.
I'm testing out an idea on Yours.org. If you pay and then a section is revealed to you, that doesn't have to be just for articles. It can be used for anything digital!
At Praxis we use Restrict Content Pro as the membership system for our curriculum portal. We decided that all grads get access for life, not just during the program. So, I needed a way to clear over 200 member expiration dates. Here is how I accomplished that task with SQL.
Adding dates is tricky. Months have different numbers of days, so you can't rely on just adding 30 days to get an extra month. You also can't just add a certain number of months because formulas in Salesforce don't auto increment the year. The solution is modular arithmetic and conditionals.
No more forgetting to export the database regularly.
s3_website doesn't work with Java 9. Use jEnv to define an earlier version.
Line height doesn't work on spans by default
Using d3.nest to transform stacked data.
Switching IDEs after 10 years.
Gulp and Sketch first use notes
When I learned about the Micro.blog project by Manton Reece, I decided that I wanted to host my own microblog, so I made a minimalist microblogging WordPress theme for that purpose.
Creating is awesome. Creating consistently is even better. Here are some strategies for being consistent in your creative endeavors.