Why Blog still uses the Default Theme

My blog here at randyoest.com has been up-and-running for a year now so I thought that I might comment on why I haven't changed the theme from the default one. In the past, every time that I've wanted to start blogging or posting things to my site I've started…

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A Design Process Told in Images

I'm working on a new landing page for Indiana State Tourism and this is the work in progress. I'm not going to bore you with details, so I'm just going to share images with you. I will say that this is based on the work that I did for the…

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Learning iOS Development with Eleven Fifty

This article was written over the course of the week-long training. While speaking at a conference this fall I won a scholarship for training with Eleven Fifty! They are an in-person development training company based in Indianapolis, not more than ten minutes from my house. Their training is seven 12-hour…

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Book Review—Superhuman By Habit

This book report is about Superhuman By Habit: A Guide to Becoming the Best Possible Version of Yourself, One Tiny Habit at a Time by Tynan. The book was read on my Kindle over the course of a couple of weeks. This was usually when I was helping my daughter…

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A Love Letter to Love Letter

Love Letter is one of those games that I heard a lot of wonderful things about but have avoided because I already have a solid collection of light and quick games in my board game collection. Now that the holidays are heading to a close, I decided to open up…

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Android First Impressions

So I've made the switch from iOS to Android and I have to say that overall I'm not becoming a fan. In no particular order, these are my thoughts. Haptic feedback, that small vibration when you tap a button, is a thing that I'm starting to like. I like it…

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Too Many Books to Read

I don't do enough meaningful reading* and I'm starting to get a huge backlog. This is a problem. There are so many books, novels, magazines, blogs, etc. out there that I find interesting and want to enjoy. I frequently have dozens of RSS feeds, wishlisted books, and bookmarked articles to…

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Switching to Android

Quite a few people are surprised when I tell them that my new phone is an Android phone and they are even more surprised when I tell them that it is a older Android phone. Let's talk about how this came to be. The long hard look at the phone…

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Nominated for an ENnie Award

My Fate SRD site has been nominated for an ENnie for Best Web Site! I could not be more overjoyed! I've been a gamer for a long time, more than twenty years, and I've always wanted to be involved in the larger gamer community. I GM a lot and so…

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Adding Flourish to a CSS Animation

I'm new to animation in CSS. I've read The CSS Animations Pocket Guide and explored tutorials online, doing little code sketches of things to get a handle on the new possibilities. So while working with one of the other designers on a landing page I saw a possibility for adding…

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