New Books to Read

Just got a load of new books. Pretty excited about these:

  • “Badass: Making Users Awesome” by Kathy Sierra
  • “Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine” by Donald A. Norman
  • “Usability Engineering” by Jakob Nielsen
  • “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • “Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior” by Ori Brafman
  • “Changing Minds: Computers, Learning, and Literacy” by Andrea diSessa
  • “On Painting” by Leon Battista Alberti
  • “The Four Books of Architecture” by Andrea Palladio
  • “Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices” by Dan Saffer
  • “Rails for PHP Developers” by Derek DeVries

It’s about time I made my own site

Been over a year since I last posted. Kids, work, newsletters, books, meetups, conferences…

I’ve slowly been coming back online, and now that I’ve officially updated my profile picture across the webosphere (courtesy of Maxim showing off his Andy Warhol polaroid) I think it’s about time.

So what to expect:

  • My reading list

And that’s about as far as it’s gonna go for now.

The Latest in Life: Carolina, Babies, and Music

There’ve been a lot of changes in Hodges land these past few months:

  • Baby on the way
  • New job
  • Moved to North Carolina

The heaping change has been a lot to get used to. Brianne and I have both spun through the whole emotional spectrum – still spinning. “Welcome to the world,” as they say.

Back to Music

Given some newfound structure, though, I’ve had the chance to start looking back on things I left behind during college. Music has been especially exciting to get back to. I’ve begun posting some experiments on Soundcloud.

The Up and Coming

By the summer, I hope to begin a few new things:

  • Family newsletter
  • Redesigned website
  • Regular updates

In the meantime, there’s some baby-making to be done.

Wish us luck!

Bible Questions – An Introduction

bible-questionsI’m a huge fan of Bible questions. Not so much trivia – more the gritty strangeness of the book.

I’ve learned recently, too, that I don’t share enough of my questions (much less my thoughts) so this will be an introduction.

Genesis 1

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Is the image of God “male and female”? What would that mean for the Trinity?

Genesis 2

God said, “It’s not good for the man to be alone.” Does that imply that God wasn’t enough for him? Or that God wanted man to have more than just God?

When a man and a woman “become one flesh”, what if that means “make a child” more than it does “have sex”?