Posted on in Misc
I wanted to let you know that you can now visit my blog at LearnWithKray.com I will leave this up for posterity, but will be posting there moving forward....
It's Time We Started (Fidelity) Bonding No, I don't mean that we should go sit around a campfire and tell intimate stories about ourselves to forge a strong personal bond, I mean Fidelity Bonding. We require locksmiths, contractors, bankers and other 'high risk' job seekers to be licensed and bonded... but what about the rest of us who work the realm of ones and zeros? People like myself can obtain enough information from clients each year to commit BILLIONS of dollars in fraud. But does anybody require me to be bonded? Nope. Not even if I want to. I've tried. I would like to be able to give my clients the highest possible level of trust from the get go. To know they are protected against any fraudulent activity truly strengthens that bond (no apologies!) between vendor and client. I've spoken to multiple people over the past five or so years in different attempts to obtain a...

Posted on in Design and UX
Responsive Doesn't Mean Mobile First There is a lot of confusion these days about Responsive and Mobile First design. While they do work hand in hand, they are not one in the same. Just because your website is Responsive doesn't mean it was built with a priority on Mobile First design. Here's how it usually works. A company has a desktop design and they get somebody to make it responsive (Responsive Retrofitting as seen in the image). It's understandable. For large corporations, a redesign from the ground up could be very costly and time consuming. The issue is, this doesn't solve any problems for other devices and leads to worse user experiences throughout anything that's not a desktop computer. While it does provide a better experience on mobile than a standard desktop site, there is so much more that can be done to increase the experience across a range of screen sizes. When you start with...
Custom Molded eers Headphones, Blocks Unwanted Sound While I've had many pairs of headphones over the years, my eers by Sonomax are by far one of the best I have owned. They reminded me again how awesome they were as I sat on a plane, directly in front of a crying baby, and didn't hear a thing. First let me say that I despise earbuds. I have awkwardly shaped ears and none have ever been able to stay in properly, they always fall out or end up having horrible sound because of it's positioning. For years the costs of custom molded earbuds have kept me from purchasing a set, but then I came across the eers at a great price and decided to give them a try. The DIY kit comes packaged in a beautiful custom box, reminiscent of something you would get from Apple, complete with simple instructions for the molding process. Within 15 minutes, you with...

Posted on in Technology
Must Have Mac Apps for 2014 It's no surprise to people who know me that somebody looking for a Mac, or an application for said Mac, would come to me for advice. In the past 5 years I have assisted at least six people purchase new machines and countless others find solutions for their application needs. As I am continually asked things like "What program should I get for [Enter Purpose Here]?". Due to the popularity of that question, I bring you the Must Have Mac Apps for 2014 according to Kray. Let's get to it! AppZapper: The uninstaller that Apple forgot. While installing an application is usually as simple as dropping it into your Applications folder, uninstalling is not quite as straight forward. While you can simply delete that app when you're done with it, all sorts of dependancies are left hanging around your system folder. They are not only taking up space, but they can...
       
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