I revisited the Adobe XD Creative Challenge I started a few months back, recreating the dropdown menu project. My initial dropdown menu was a very simple mobile web application that guided a user through folder options to obtain reference documents. I wasn’t satisfied with the way it looked or its ‘purpose,’ even if it was fictional.
Biking to a destination outside of NYC from NYC has its rewards. But first you must escape from New York.
On July 6-7, I went on another Micro Tour with the amazing shop crew of 718 Cyclery. At this point I’m 4/4 for these monthly weekend excursions. Has it been challenging? Hell yes, but I’m ecstatic about the adventures, learning how to pack my bike, and pushing myself on endurance and bike touring. Best of all, the ride leaders and crew have been nothing but amazing—a reason in itself to tickle your bike-camping fancy.
SUNSCREEN. Don’t knock it.
If Micro Tour 2 was lush wonderland with green canopy providing cover from the harsh sun, Micro Tour 3 was its opposite: a beautiful ride under an unobstructed blanket of UV rays penetrating the Earth’s surface, and the breeze the only reprieve from the unceasing heat of the sun. The end result? Getting sun-baked as fuck and suffering varying degrees of sun burns and sun rashes.
But I digress. This isn’t about how badly sunburned we were. This is about Micro Tour 3 to Floyd Bennett Field!
Sometimes riding in the rain is nice. The pattering of droplets against your body as you cruise around has a meditative quality that’s different from cruising around on a beautiful sunny day. Sure, it’s inconvenient but what really gets you, what really chills you to the core and makes you wish you were anywhere else but the flat surface of 9G is the wind.
Combine the wind with camping gear strapped to your steel bike, and you have a recipe for “I’ve made a huge mistake.”
The Dante-esque rings of tutorial hell are slowly making their boundaries known. It’s been easy, as a freshly certified front-end web developer, to find comfort and safety in tutorials, free code camps, basic how-to videos, and super cheap boot camp courses. Having a full-time job whilst attempting a career switch also make tutorials an attractive…