I recall some writers of the show Community referring to the first draft as a "spit draft"—you just type what you want the eventual intention to be (in the case of show dialogue, something like "I'm angry! We are now fighting!" when you can't think of anything better). Just spit balls on the page, and then you go from… » 1/30/15 8:06am 49 minutes ago

Behind the App: The Story of HabitRPG

What if you approached your life like a video game, treating your tasks as monsters to be battled and your daily goals as quests? That's the idea behind HabitRPG, a site and community designed to be a role playing game for your to-do list. » 1/28/15 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

I definitely get less done when I work from home, but I guess it's just because I don't have a routine for it. A lot more stepping away from the desk and wasting time. Plus we have endless coffee at the office so I'm always overly caffeinated here. » 1/28/15 11:47am Wednesday 11:47am

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Comic Book Artist

So many of today's popular movies began humbly on the printed page—not in novels, but in comic books. There's a distinct appeal to the illustrated format's ability to tell both large, complex stories without compromising the intimacy of the narrative. And capturing those moments requires a skilled illustrator. What… » 1/27/15 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm

I'm Bill Nye, and This Is How I Work

For many of us Bill Nye is part of our childhoods, playing that crucial role as educator and illuminator of science when our impressionable minds might not have thought to ask why. With his television show he taught us why science is amazing by examining the details of how everything works, and he continues to be an… » 1/21/15 12:00pm 1/21/15 12:00pm

Ask an Expert: All About Custom PC Building

No one who takes their hardware seriously buys an off-the-shelf machine; they pick and choose the best components that fit their needs—a certain graphics card, a certain CPU, and perhaps a crazy water-cooling system to keep it chill. And here to discuss PC building is Linus Sebastian, who you may know from » 1/19/15 12:00pm 1/19/15 12:00pm