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My Project Umbrella

Published: 10/22/2020

I was talking with a friend the other day about Flutter for Web’s SEO, which… is not very good. He asked if I was concerned about search engines not being able to find my app to which I said “No.” My Flutter app is behind a login, so Google wouldn’t be able to index anything behind the login anyways, but that’s not why I’m not concerned. I still want people to find my app, but I handle how they find the app in a way that separates several different concerns. I call it my “Project Umbrella”. When…

On the Merits of Side Projects

Published: 7/27/2018

After reading Spotify Lead Designer Tobias van Schneider’s outstanding post on side projects , I wanted to expand upon my feelings about them as well. Hopefully, if you’re not working on something outside of your normal day-to-day, you can find the motivation to start a side-project after reading this. There are really only four benefits I see to side projects. Enjoyment, Education, Accomplishment, Sanity. Let’s talk a bit about each. Enjoyment Enjoyment is simple. Whether you’re building a…