It's been a whirlwind year in our household. My wife got a job as an associate professor at RISD, so we both put in our ... more I gave this 5-minute talk almost two years ago at Code4Lib 2021, but hadn't yet shared it here. Slides are available through OSF; text is ... more I wrote this post for my company's November 2022 newsletter.
Three months ago I started working at TMI Consulting, after over a decade of working at ... more This February I gave a lightning talk for the Richmond Design Group. My question: what if we use the light from the dumpster fire of ... more
Three years ago I sold my 1997 Honda Accord DX. Here's the Craigslist ad love letter I wrote to it.
1997 Honda Accord DX - 4dr, ... more In February I was honored to be invited to join Scott Ford on his podcast Legacy Code Rocks!. I'm embedding the audio below. View the ... more I am thrilled and terrified to say that I have an article on Trans-inclusive design out on A List Apart today.
I have read A List ... more This week, after 10 years of working at VCU Libraries, I have been letting my colleagues know that I'm nonbinary. Response from my boss, my ... more
After being foiled by a long trip last year, I got the chance to attempt the Errandonnee challenge again this year (I attempted it in 2014, ... more Seven years ago last month I interviewed for my job at VCU. I started work a few months later, assuming I'd stick around for a ... more This week I took a look at mobile phone usage on the VCU Libraries website for the first couple weeks of class and compared that ... more In the past few years I've created a couple of part-time, then full-time, staff positions on the web team at VCU Libraries. We now have a web designer ... more Today VCU Libraries launched a couple of new web tools that should make it easier for people to find or discover our library's databases and ... more 2014 was a big, brag-worthy year for me:
Started writing again (about bikes, natch).
Met my internet hero.
... more This week the Ada Initiative is announcing a fundraising drive just for the library community. I'm pitching in, and I hope you will, too.
The Ada ... more This week we launched a new design for VCU Libraries Search (our instance of Ex Libris' Primo discovery system). The guiding design principles behind this ... more Cross-posted from VCU Libraries' intranet with minor edits.
Last week a New York Times employee leaked an internal digital strategy report that's a stark case for change in the organization.
Here ... more I took last week off and went on two short outdoorsy trips with friends. Rather than document the trips solely with my phone, as I've done lately, ... more I'm proud to be included in RVANews' advice to soon-to-be college grads today. We were asked to give tweet-length advice. Here's mine:
Life gets a lot easier ... more