Swift Journal #1: Hello, World in iOS 8

Now that the Xcode 6 beta is publicly available and I've publicly pledged to learn Swift, I am going to document milestones and lessons learned along the way. I expect to make a lot of rookie errors and gladly accept constructive comments and suggestions for improvement. I hope this ongoing

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I'm Going to Learn Swift Programming

I'm declaring this publicly so I can be held accountable. For years I have dabbled in programming. I took C programming courses in college a decade ago. I've gone through a lot of Codeschool and Team Treehouse courses on Javascript and Ruby, in additon to web design with HTML and

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Scott Derrickson on Flannery O'Connor

Horror film director, Scott Derrickson, in his Christianity Today interview, on southern gothic novelist Flannery O'Connor: Flannery O'Connor is my creative hero. I think she's the greatest American writer. Her book, Mystery and Manners, is my creative bible. I'm humbled by the comparison. She's a true American treasure. She said

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The Electronic Tagmeme

I was the sixth electron through the gate Cast away to the Maltese cross In the Crookes tube You bent me downward Just to see where I would go And down I went I am a particle and a wave I was drawn away in search of my field My

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Pseudobook Podcast (re)launched

I'm thrilled to announce the revival of the Pseudobook Podcast. Hosted by yours truly and my brother Justin, we plan to cover the territory of creative people who are doing creative work. We will have lots of guests on the show to promote discuss what they're up to and let

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CU Online Symposium Flyer

CU Online doesn't currently have a graphic designer on staff so it fell to me to create the flyer for this year's spring symposium — an annual day-long event about digital teaching and pedagogy. This year's theme is the maker movement, and so the flyer is aping the design of

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