Genius move

Guess who lost her wallet containing her passport and global entry card 4 days before plane travel and 13 days before international travel? This girl. This is going to be a fun adventure in expedited passport service.

Sometimes you…

Sometimes you get to spend your weekend over-caffeinatedly designing a game about a yeti trapped in an enchanted forest made of zines. And this game is for your nonprofit job.  And you realize your life is charmed.

15 Resolutions for 2015

I'm going to keep this simple: here's my 2015 resolutions. Many of my goals use robots to keep track of progress - if this is true, the  image links to my goal's Beeminder graph. The focuses of 2015's New Year's Resolutions are: (radical) personal finance, health, and travel. Buy Focal: radical budget documentation  - taking a photograph of every single purchase…

Who to give to?

It's the last day of the year, which is the time when people remember they want to give money to non-profits. If you're looking for recommendations, here's mine. Oregon Walks - doing the literally pedestrian work of pedestrian advocacy. It's not the shiniest work around, but they are tirelessly working to make sure no one…

2014 New Years’ Resolutions Review

This post is the first in a series of  4 end-of-year posts. Next up, due tomorrow, is a post about Systems for Keeping New Year's Resolutions. How did my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions go? Last year I published the 2014 Ridiculously Awesome, Dammit (RAD) Goal Manifesto which was a reaction to a pretty rough 2013. The manifesto…

Looking for JSON help

I'm looking for some JSON help for a small personal project. All I need is help figuring out a process and some code to pull CSV from my bank statements (probably via a CSV upload to my server) and then turn it into a pretty budget display for the web based on a personal adaptation…