Jon Daiello Designer + Front-End Engineer

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Three Black Amps

A few months ago, I decided I was going to get a new guitar amplifier. I made a list of requirements for any amplifier that I’d consider. I started forming a list of options and then quickly narrowed it down to three options. Unfortunately, some of these amps were hard to find in person, so Guitar Center let me buy all three to try them out with the intent to only keep one of them.

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EDC: From the Hip

Every day we carry items on ourselves. We call these items Every Day Carry (or EDC) items. There are hundreds of blog posts, youtube channels and gadget websites dedicated to the topic. These items say a little bit about us and come in handy for the situations we encounter on a daily basis. I want to take a quick look at the items I carry on me every day.

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Learning

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

I love the career work I do. I design user interfaces and engineer the front-end every day. I’m passionate about doing a great job and making the best possible experience for the user. I always assumed this was because I have an inherent draw to technological development. Well, I was wrong. As Cal Newport explores, I found out that passion only follows great skills.

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Re-Igniting Sci-Fi

If you don’t know already, here’s a tip: I’m a sci-fi geek. I grew up on Star Trek: The Next Generation. As a kid, I loved watching the Star Wars marathons that ran during the holiday season. I ate that stuff up like chocolate cake. It’s probably why I’m so fascinated by technology.

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Rough Launch

JonDaiello.com launched. I was happy to have something live. But, then a friend asked, “Are you embarrassed by it?” I replied, “No, not really.” He returned, “Then you waited too long.”

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