For the last, at least, five years, I’ve had a problem with boundaries. Specifically, the boundary between my work life and home life. I work – a lot. And in the past several years, more and more of my time and focus has been on updating my skills and producing some good journalism. Which is good and important – I’m lucky to like what I’m doing. But my family and cartooning life has suffered. I have to put that in balance, especially since my daughters Read More +
The thing about the way I make my living is I’m constantly updating my skills. If you’re curious about my latest project, feel free to check it out here.
Sometimes spam can be helpful, I guess. Read More +
Got to work on the next page. And, did a lot of plotting for the story as a whole. Things are coming together.
OK, some tweaks here and there on the site. I’ve embedded the portfolio section within the site itself. And I created a new overall image, although I don’t think it’s quite there yet. So probably more tweaking to come. But now, I’m starting on a new page.
UPDATE 1: Additional thoughts, and a quick look at the July numbers are at the end. UPDATE 2: In the second comment, I look at the whole $14.99 versus $9.99 thing. Bottom line: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out” is still true today. Author Hugh Howey posted a spreadsheet of ebook sales from a day at the end of April, 2014, as part of his quest to answer questions regarding independent author earnings versus traditionally published authors. Read More +
I did this series of interactive graphics using Highcharts, which is based on something called D3 that I’m also learning. Read More +
This graphic on township taxes Read More +
I’m experimenting with putting interactives in a wordpress site. I could use iframes, but I think those are sometimes inelegant. Read More +
So I finally got a chance to do a tutorial on using the terminal. Really no big deal. I quickly moved onto installing Python on the Mac laptop I have a development environment on. Next, I’ll install Pip and then django. I’m following the steps from tangowithdjango.com, created by a couple of professors from the University of Glasgow. I’m also going though the free Python tutorials at Codeacademy.com. So does that mean I’m choosing Python/Django over Ruby on Rails? Of course not – the terminal Read More +