The #StarTrek “cheat sheet”

As you may see from some of my other posts, I’m kind of a Star Trek fan, and have been one most of my life. I grew up on reruns of the original series and over the years have watched…

Happy anniversary to Jaws and Chinatown!

I found out, to my amazement, that two of my favorite movies were released on the same date, one year apart (in 1974 and 1975). That date is today, June 20th. Chinatown was, and is, a seminal work rich with…

Building a pattern library for fun and profit

One of the most beneficial activities you can do on a large design project (especially if it’s a web application) is to define a pattern library. This architectural document details the framework that all the UI screens and screen elements…

Happy 30th anniversary Ghostbusters!

Hard to believe, but 30 years ago this weekend Ghostbusters was released, a movie that many expected to bomb. Well, it didn’t, and the monster hit became a permanent part of our pop culture (and one of my favorite films). To celebrate, here’s Ray Parker Jr. ripping off Huey Lewis…