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Paleo vs BMI

So, funny thing about this whole 365 days of Paleo thing that I’m doing. I’ve been keeping record, watching my weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) as reported by my scale. Now, I knew it wouldn’t be accurate, but for a week I’ve watched it creep up to nearly an added whole percent while my… Read This Article

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Goodbye Ol' Spotify

I was right in the middle of a song that I wanted to hear when Hybrid (@hybridsound) tweeted this: “Finished symphony, 55k plays this quarter on Spotify. Income received – $23.20 #dontspenditallatonce” I was using Spotify, so I shut it down. Let’s not be mistaken here. That’s not $23.20 a day, it’s not even $23.20… Read This Article

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Going Paleo, for 365 Days.

This is hard, so I’m just going to say it. Today (July 1, 2014) is day #1 of a personal 365 day challenge wherein I follow the Paleo diet. Now, with that out of the way, and it feels a bit lighter on my shoulders, here’s the backstory. The Backstory In High School, I was… Read This Article

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Telling The "Right" Story

Last night as I was putting my daughter down for bed, she asked me to tell her a story. On further conversation she explained that she wanted to hear about the time we went on a boat to the rainbow falls. So I obliged, as I often do. I told her the drawn-out tale of… Read This Article

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Losing Bids and Growing A Company

Over the weekend we took a short vacation to Niagara falls, Canada. As you would expect, it was awesome. But that’s another story. While we were on a tour, our guide explained to us that the boat trips were being operated by a new company, the Hornblower. And this is where it gets interesting for… Read This Article

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A Few Changes for 2013

I’ve been meaning to mention a few things and just haven’t managed to do so. In the next few paragraphs you’ll probably understand why it’s been so hard to get all of this into words over the last few months. 2012 was crazy, especially the end, so this will be a bit of a recap… Read This Article

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Speaking on Apps..

I’m thrilled to announce that Refresh Detroit has kindly asked me to speak December 12 in Ann Arbor Michigan. The title of the talk is “Your First Web Application, from Design to Launch” As you might have guessed, I’ll be talking about the process of planning, designing, and building applications. If you’re in the Southern… Read This Article

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Advice To An Old Friend

I once had a friend approach me for design advice. He was a much better programmer then than I am today, and a really nice guy. He hadn’t been exposed to design like a lot of us had, and the internet was still rather young at the time. He showed me his design and asked… Read This Article

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ArtisanJS Versus The Printer

I was so proud, I finished up a piece of art in ArtisanJS that I really loved and wanted to print. So, I found a printer and started thinking about what I’d need to give them to make something better than a digital print. After a minute of thinking about it, the reality of the… Read This Article

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About David Brooks

David Brooks is the owner of the small creative studio, Northward Compass, based out of Orlando, Florida. He writes electronic and ambient music as Light The Deep, and fantasy stories about a place called Elerien.

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