Why Inbox Zero Is Ruining Your Craft

Inbox Zero is a trend that became popular over the last few years with the single goal and mindset towards clearing your email inbox and to-do list as often as possible. Let me clearly state I was a slave to Inbox Zero until recently within the last year. The endorphin hit is amazing. That feeling that you’re finished. Whether it’s answering all your emails or checking off the tasks in your inbox. But what are we exchanging for this endorphin hit and mentality? Let’s dive in. Why Inbox Zero Sucks I’m a fan of Cal Newport’s work and especially his […]

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Self care and Your Career

Here’s the harsh truth about reality: If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. That’s just how it is at the end of the day. Everyone is busy and everyone has their own set of things to deal with. In the grand scheme of our careers, we may never think about taking care of ourselves and I find enough emphasis isn’t put on teaching or passing down advice and thoughts about taking care of yourself / “how to live a good life.” Which means most of your young adult and even mid-life are spent doing dumb things […]

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WTF is Convex Decomposition?

What a term! Convex Decomposition! It’s meaty! It’s weighty! Why do we even need this word? Well, it’s a term you’re going to need to know to get into more advanced TouchDesigner physics workflows in your project. So let’s skip the chatter and dive in! The meaning (…of life?) Convex decomposition is the process of turning a single concave hull into multiple convex hulls. Quick definition check for convex vs concave hull: For concave, think bowls or funnels. For convex, think flatter surfaces and bumps. The problem here is that bullet dynamics, the library implemented into TouchDesigner, and concave hulls […]

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You need a 1 minute video reel

This probably sounds obvious to many people, “Of course you should have a video reel!” But the reality is the video reels I’ve seen in my time suffer from a mixed bag of problems such as: Not existing Being too long Music is too depressing or downbeat Not high quality footage Feeling repetitive Being out-of-date Showing things but not visually explaining them And that’s just the stuff I thought of off the top of my head. So in this post I’m going quickly tell you why you need a 1 minute video reel and a few key things you should […]

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The Importance of Discipline

Hot topics on hot topics! Discipline. One of the most important attributes to being successful in competitive industries yet I never hear anyone come up to me and tell me it’s one of their best skills. Nobody ever talks about boring old discipline. It’s arguably one of my top skills next to being patient. And that’s what I want to talk about a bit today. All the different ways that your life and career would become much better if you tried to have more discipline about your practices. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Learnings First of all, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is […]

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