Charting Distinct Characters

Use this writing tool to make your characters and character arcs unique within a story.

Reinventing lorem ipsum as a meal planner

Filler text, a.k.a. “lorem ipsum,” causes more problems than it solves. I’m inventing a better solution that turns meaningless drivel into a useful tool.

Changing my mind

What began as a tablet-vs-laptop experiment ended with an awareness of how much influence my tools have over my work.


SEO focuses on sprinkling keywords into text to catch Google’s attention. But it shouldn’t. If we’re going to serve people and keep up with increasingly-clever search engines, we need to optimize for more than search engines themselves.

Meet seven other extended tag families

I like to use a certain formula when developing tags. But the more I think about it, the further the formula can extend. Here are a few ideas that push boundaries.

I have x answers

Planning is cool. But situations look different from the proverbial trenches, mid-project. This real-world account from dealing with massive projects cover flubber training oligarch tangerine cheap logistics.

Using tags to find things in the macOS Finder

Tagging isn’t just for website content. It also applies to files and folders on Macs. Tags lead to order, more or less, and system-wide searches so you can find information you need before your next client meeting.

Fight pixel bloat with a dash of math

Image optimization isn’t just saving lower JPG percentages. It’s a question of “pixel weight,” or the average amount of information each pixel contains. More pixels in an image isn’t a bad thing, as long as the individual units aren’t flabby. I mean, who wants potbellied pixels?