Review: Visme puts your visuals ahead of the curve

December 29, 2019 10:50 PM

by Andrew Zigler

I've been updating some of the images on my website, and conforming to a new image size for all of my social media shares. This turned out to be a pretty big project, since I needed to crop or rebuild over forty different blog post headers into the new format. I didn't want to do it with Photoshop again, so I joined Visme to make it easy! Visme is an easy-to-use online tool that you can use to create and organize all types of visual content. Visme has been around for over 5 years, so it has a lot to offer. Bloggers (like me!) are using it to create static graphics or presentations, but I promise that I'll try not to get too hammy with it!

Untitled Goose Game Review: Avian Agent of Chaos

October 23, 2019 11:30 PM

by Andrew Zigler

People online are practically jumping up and down excited about a casual simulation game about a naughty, naughty goose. In its first two weeks, Untitled Goose Game sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. We've officially crossed the Rubicon. With enough creativity, anything can be a game.

Review: Eloquent JavaScript

January 16, 2018 12:31 AM

by Andrew Zigler

I’m always looking to expand my knowledge of programming, especially JavaScript. In recent years, JavaScript has become my favorite and most productive language. I’ve pieced together my understanding of the language through tutorials, books, courses, and a few good mentors. Within the JS community, many people have been waxing poetic about Marijn Haverbeke‘s Eloquent JavaScript, so last year I started working through the book online. At the time, I had a strong foundation of JavaScript basics, but was looking for projects and exercises for practice.

How late capitalism stole Animal Crossing from us

December 8, 2017 5:42 PM

by Andrew Zigler

Animal Crossing has always been an important part of my life. It was magical and transportive at a time when things were dull and isolating. Like many American kids growing up in a small town, I adored AC because it offered me friendships unlike any others I had in real life. It also gave me Baabara, my first hag and an indicator of things to come.