2018-12-19: I am moving my personal blog to bennorris.org (@bennorris) and keeping bsn.design to become more …

2018-12-16: My 9-yr-old walked over holding a slice of lemon, showing us that he was licking it. My wife said, …

2018-12-04: These are a couple of wallpapers I sketched recently for my phone to help me with mindfulness. πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

2018-12-01: πŸ“– 🎧 Star Wars: Thrawn By Timothy Zahn

2018-11-28: This has been a great week. I’m thrilled to release another new app: Carrier. For those times when …

2018-11-26: Thanksgiving carving As I return back to work after a nice vacation with family, I have to face questions about …

2018-11-24: πŸ“– 🎧 Star Wars: Outbound Flight By Timothy Zahn

2018-11-22: Happy Thanksgiving all! Even in a crazy world, there is so much to be grateful for.

2018-11-21: πŸŽ₯ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

2018-11-21: Really excited to ship my new app Agendum just before the holidays. If you’ve ever needed to present …

2018-11-16: I’ve been working on a new app the last couple months, and I’m getting really close to wrapping it …

2018-11-06: Gorgeous view on my way in to work this morning. Feeling blessed.

2018-10-31: Feeling lucky to be a dad today. Halloween is such a magical time! πŸŽƒ

2018-10-21: Found a gorgeous old building in Mt. Tabor park out walking in Portland last night

2018-10-19: πŸ“– 🎧 Star Wars: Vision of the Future By Timothy Zahn

2018-09-20: UI-TDD with Xcode Part II As I wrote about last month, I was able to speak at Cocoaheads on some work we have been doing with …

2018-09-04: πŸ“– 🎧 Star Wars: The Last Command By Timothy Zahn

2018-08-28: πŸ“– 🎧 Star Wars: Dark Force Rising By Timothy Zahn

2018-08-21: πŸ“– 🎧 Star Wars: Heir to the Empire By Timothy Zahn

2018-08-18: πŸ“– Rules of Deception By Christopher Reich

2018-08-18: Feeling like a lucky guy today. Brought my daughter to a teen motivational conference and my wife …

2018-08-17: πŸ“– πŸ› Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest By Wade Davis

2018-08-17: Just before the dark, a brilliant burst of light

2018-08-16: At a Cocoaheads meetup listening to a presentation on shortcuts and tricks in Xcode. I was reminded …

2018-08-14: UI-TDD with Xcode Last week I had the opportunity to present at our local Cocoaheads meetup. At work, I have been …

2018-08-14: πŸ“– 🎧 The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work By John M. Gottman

2018-08-06: πŸ“– 🎧 Radical Candor By Kim Scott

2018-08-03: I have felt pretty overwhelmed lately. Keeping everything I need to get done in Things has been a …

2018-07-31: πŸ“– 🎧 Measure What Matters By John Doerr

2018-07-28: πŸ“– Hondo By Louis L’Amour

2018-07-24: πŸ“– The Haunted Mesa By Louis L’Amour

2018-07-23: πŸ“– 🎧 The Five Love Languages By Gary Chapman

2018-07-16: πŸ“– 🎧 The Power of Vulnerability By BrenΓ© Brown

2018-05-18: Thoughts on Peers 2018 I am lucky enough at work to be able to choose a conference every year to attend for professional …

2018-05-12: πŸ“– Five Weeks in a Balloon By Jules Verne

2018-05-09: I love that micro.blog is so open that @hartlco can launch Icro, a really nice app for it. I’m …

2018-05-08: As a white male of ever-increasingly-conscious privilege, I loved the additional perspective of …

2018-05-05: Moving my blog to bsn.design My blog at bsn.io has been a great experience. I set it up a few years ago to be a Jekyll blog and …

2018-05-04: β˜‘οΈβ˜‘οΈβ˜‘οΈ Transition to micro.blog complete! I moved my religious sketchnotes to mormonsketcher.com and …

2018-05-03: β˜‘οΈβ˜‘οΈβ¬œοΈ Set up my business sketchnotes as a micro.blog account with a hosted site and a separate feed …

2018-05-02: β˜‘οΈβ¬œοΈβ¬œοΈ Moved my blog and site over to my hosted m.b site: bsn.design πŸŽ‰

2018-05-01: Peers 2018 Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2018-04-11: πŸ“– The Silmarillion By J. R. R. Tolkien

2018-03-29: Crucial Conversations Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2018-03-21: Automating Scripture Quotes Part of being a Mormon is regularly speaking or teaching in church. The official Gospel Library app …

2018-03-17: πŸ“– 🎧 The Martian By Andy Weir

2018-03-01: πŸ“– 🎧 The War of Art By Steven Pressfield

2018-02-26: Just finished training another family member on YNAB. Pretty soon we’ll be good enough to be …

2018-02-21: πŸ“– πŸ› Anne of the Island By L. M. Montgomery

2018-02-15: πŸ“– 🎧 Benjamin Franklin: An American Life By Walter Isaacson

2018-02-05: πŸ“– 🎧 Love & Respect By Emerson Eggerichs

2018-01-31: πŸ“– πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less By Greg McKeown

2018-01-25: πŸ“– Crucial Conversations By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler

2018-01-24: Silicon Slopes 2018 Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2018-01-23: Getting started with iOS development I have been asked frequently how to get started making iPhone apps. Having taught at an iOS …

2018-01-17: Just lovin’ my Star Wars character color palette shirt from my good friend @stotion, designed by …

2018-01-13: πŸ“– πŸ› Anne of Avonlea By L. M. Montgomery

2018-01-03: πŸ“– Artemis By Andy Weir

2017-12-27: πŸ“– Dust By Hugh Howey

2017-12-25: Finally have everything ready for the kids’ Christmas. Such a magical time with little ones! πŸŽ„β„οΈβœ¨

2017-12-22: Excited to update my free scorekeeping app Pointedly in time for the holidays. Check it out here.

2017-12-18: πŸ“– 🎧 Hero: Becoming the Strong Father Your Children Need By Meg Meeker, MD

2017-12-07: πŸ“– 🎧 Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage By Alfred Lansing

2017-12-06: πŸ“– Shift By Hugh Howey

2017-11-27: πŸ“– πŸ› Anne of Green Gables By L. M. Montgomery

2017-11-23: Enjoyed a lovely holiday with family today. Hope everyone had a chance to reflect on gratitude. …

2017-11-23: πŸ“– Wool By Hugh Howey

2017-11-21: Updating layouts for iPhone X Apple generally provides us as developers plenty of notice to make updates, whether explicit or …

2017-11-17: Final micro.blog photo challenge entry for day seven: shadow πŸ“·

2017-11-17: Simpler blogging with Working Copy I have written before about my attempts to publish to my GitHub Pages blog from iOS. I have recently …

2017-11-16: Day six of the micro.blog photo challenge: seasonal πŸ“·

2017-11-15: Day five of micro.blog photo challenge: liquid πŸ“·

2017-11-14: Day four of the micro.blog photo challenge: up close πŸ“·

2017-11-13: Taking the day off with six kids running around is so different than you expect a sick day to go. …

2017-11-13: Day three of the micro.blog photo challenge: on the move πŸ“·

2017-11-13: πŸ“– Leverage Point By Gerald N. Lund

2017-11-12: Day two of the micro.blog photo challenge: tasty πŸ“·

2017-11-11: Entry for micro.blog photo challenge day one: squares πŸ“·

2017-11-10: Riding the wave I think that all humans are phasic to some degree or other. As a strange mix of emotion and logic, …

2017-11-08: Been playing with Working Copy to make it easier to post to my GitHub Pages blog from my iPad and …

2017-11-04: Beautiful fall full moon

2017-11-03: I have large hands and have gotten used to the Plus-sized phones, but the iPhone X is the perfect …

2017-11-02: Getting pretty excited about my delivery tomorrow… I was delightfully surprised when my ship …

2017-10-31: πŸ“– The Walking Drum By Louis L’amour

2017-10-24: πŸ“– Origin By Dan Brown

2017-10-19: πŸ“– Children of the Fleet (Fleet School) By Orson Scott Card

2017-10-18: πŸ“– 🎧 As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride By Cary Elwes

2017-10-12: πŸ“– The Chemist By Stephenie Meyer

2017-10-07: πŸ“– The Lonesome Gods By Louis L’amour

2017-10-05: πŸ“– πŸ› Candide By Voltaire

2017-10-01: πŸ“– The Freedom Factor By Gerald N. Lund

2017-10-01: Oct 2017 General Conference Sketchnotes posted on @mormonsketcher ✍🏼β›ͺ️

2017-09-23: πŸ“– Last of the Breed By Louis L’amour

2017-09-14: Apr 2017 General Conference Sketchnotes posted on @mormonsketcher ✍🏼β›ͺ️

2017-09-13: πŸ“– πŸ› Moonwalking with Einstein By Joshua Foer

2017-09-10: πŸ“– Education of a Wandering Man By Louis L’amour

2017-09-04: πŸ“– The Alliance By Gerald N. Lund

2017-08-29: πŸ“– 🎧 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By J. K. Rowling

2017-08-13: πŸ“– The Princess Bride By William Goldman

2017-08-11: πŸ“– Enchantment By Orson Scott Card

2017-08-10: πŸ“– Janitors Book 5: Heroes of the Dustbin By Tyler Whitesides

2017-08-09: πŸ“– The Host By Stephenie Meyer

2017-07-30: πŸ“– The Chemist πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ By Stephenie Meyer

2017-07-28: πŸ“– Breaking Dawn By Stephenie Meyer

2017-07-24: πŸ“– The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner By Stephenie Meyer

2017-07-23: πŸ“– Eclipse By Stephenie Meyer

2017-07-20: πŸ“– Real Friends By Shannon Hale

2017-07-20: πŸ“– 🎧 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince By J. K. Rowling

2017-07-20: πŸ“– New Moon By Stephenie Meyer

2017-07-19: πŸ“– πŸ› Deep Work By Cal Newport

2017-07-18: πŸ“– Twilight By Stephenie Meyer

2017-07-14: πŸ“– Midnight Sun (excerpt) By Stephenie Meyer

2017-07-11: πŸ“– Life and Death By Stephenie Meyer

2017-07-05: πŸ“– 🎧 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix By J. K. Rowling

2017-07-02: πŸ“– Changer By Matt Gemmell

2017-06-07: WWDC 2017 Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2017-05-28: πŸ“– πŸ› David and Goliath By Malcolm Gladwell

2017-05-18: πŸ“– 🎧 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire By J. K. Rowling

2017-04-12: πŸ“– πŸ› The Screwtape Letters (with Screwtape Proposes a Toast) By C. S. Lewis

2017-04-12: Úll 2017 Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2017-04-07: πŸ“– 🎧 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets By J. K. Rowling

2017-03-30: πŸ“– 🎧 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone By J. K. Rowling

2017-03-23: πŸ“– 🎧 Mere Christianity By C. S. Lewis

2017-03-19: πŸ“– πŸ› Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler By Mark Riebling

2017-03-06: πŸ“– 🎧 The Four Loves By C.S. Lewis

2017-03-04: Apr 2016 General Conference Sketchnotes posted on @mormonsketcher ✍🏼β›ͺ️

2017-02-23: πŸ“– 🎧 Jesus the Christ By James E. Talmage

2017-02-04: πŸ“– 🎧 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban By J. K. Rowling

2017-01-31: πŸ“– A Man Called Ove By Fredrik Backman

2017-01-17: Such a great view on my way in to work. Headed from one DevMountain location to another. πŸ”πŸšˆπŸ”

2017-01-12: Public drafts with a GitHub Pages blog I wrote last week about publishing to a GitHub Pages blog using Workflow on the iPad. As I worked on …

2017-01-12: I love how J Dawgs knows and owns their brand 🀣

2017-01-09: Wow, what a game! 🏈 Huge congrats to Clemson for winning the #NationalChampionship for the first …

2017-01-09: Having a great time explaining my crazy Workflow->GitHub Pages stuff to my team at Tanner Labs.

2017-01-09: Got to baptize my oldest son on Saturday. We are blessed to have so much family support. What a …

2017-01-06: Using Workflow to publish to GitHub Pages Update: I published a follow-up post about incorporating drafts into the process. Microblog posts …

2017-01-04: I set up Workflow to publish to my GitHub pages blog from my πŸ“±/iPad the last couple days. Excited to …

2017-01-03: Oct 2016 General Conference Sketchnotes posted at @mormonsketcher ✍🏼β›ͺ️

2017-01-02: Set up a Slack team this morning for my Elders Quorum presidency and drew an icon for us to use.

2016-12-30: πŸ“– πŸ› All Things Wise and Wonderful By James Herriot

2016-11-02: Úll 2016 Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2016-10-30: πŸ“– Tuesdays with Morrie By Mitch Albom

2016-10-10: πŸ“– πŸ› All Things Bright and Beautiful By James Herriot

2016-09-30: Takeaways from Release Notes Old Union Station in Indianapolis This week, I attended Release Notes, and it was great. I …

2016-09-30: Fantastic reminder from Cafe Patachou: β€œA human created the problem, a human can fix it.”

2016-09-29: πŸ“– Shadows in Flight By Orson Scott Card

2016-09-29: Release Notes 2016 Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2016-09-27: πŸ“– Shadow of the Giant By Orson Scott Card

2016-09-22: πŸ“– Shadow Puppets By Orson Scott Card

2016-09-16: Adding automation to open-source projects One goal that I have had for all of my open-source projects is to have run automated builds and have …

2016-09-07: Apple Special Event Sep 2016 Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2016-09-02: πŸ“– Shadow of the Hegemon By Orson Scott Card

2016-09-02: The value of iOS test-driven development (TDD) This will not come as a surprise to most peopleβ€”writing tests makes your code better. I have come to …

2016-08-31: Handling live text reload elegantly In my current project at my day job, we are using Firebase and ReSwift. I plan to write more about …

2016-08-26: Installing on iOS 10 with Xcode 7 Like many developers, I was anxious to install iOS 10 on my devices. This summer, I went all in and …

2016-08-19: πŸ“– The Swarm By Orson Scott Card

2016-08-12: Lopsided relationships Since deciding that I wanted to change careers to become a full-time developer, I have started …

2016-08-05: Retrieving iOS shared web credentials The problem One of the most annoying interactions with any app or service is logging in. None of us …

2016-08-01: πŸ“– πŸ› All Creatures Great and Small By James Herriot

2016-07-31: πŸ“– Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

2016-07-30: πŸ“– Ender’s Shadow By Orson Scott Card

2016-07-17: πŸ“– Ender in Exile By Orson Scott Card

2016-07-14: Leveling up with automated testing As I approached the end of 2015, I was thinking of my goals for 2016, and how I wanted to grow and …

2016-07-09: πŸ“– Ender’s Game By Orson Scott Card

2016-07-05: Writing reusable code At the beginning of this year, I was put on a new team at work. We had the chance to a build a …

2016-07-02: πŸ“– Changer By Matt Gemmell

2016-06-20: iOS 10 and my apps After consuming much of WWDC last week, I wanted to take a few minutes and consider how my apps …

2016-06-19: πŸ“– Leverage Point By Gerald N. Lund

2016-06-14: πŸ“– Life and Death By Stephenie Meyer

2016-06-13: WWDC 2016 Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2016-06-11: UHEA 2016 Sketchnotes posted on @sketchnotable

2016-06-06: Fixing local problems with a Carthage version number As I discussed previously, we are using Carthage and Git submodules to manage our dependencies. …

2016-06-02: Using Carthage to add third-party code In almost every project that I create, I bring in frameworks and libraries. After trying a number of …

2016-05-31: The Luxury of Launching into Obscurity As I was getting my blog ready, there was a large part of me that wanted to hold back until I had …

2016-05-27: Finally getting started Back in January of 2016, I had a discussion with my manager and made some goals for the year. One of …

2016-05-19: πŸ“– πŸ› The Boys in the Boat By Daniel James Brown

2016-04-01: πŸ“– Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen

2016-03-20: πŸ“– The Sculptor By Scott McCloud

2016-03-16: πŸ“– Shift By Hugh Howey

2016-03-09: πŸ“– The Sculptor By Scott McCloud

2016-03-08: πŸ“– πŸ› John Adams By David McCullough

2016-02-02: πŸ“– Wool By Hugh Howey

2016-01-20: πŸ“– Tactics of Mistake By Gordon R. Dickson

2015-12-21: πŸ“– Star Wars: The Force Awakens By Alan Dean Foster

2015-12-14: πŸ“– Stardust By Neil Gaiman

2015-12-08: πŸ“– The Martian By Andy Weir

2015-12-01: πŸ“– What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Questions By Randall Munroe

2015-11-25: πŸ“– The Host By Stephenie Meyer

2015-11-16: πŸ“– Breaking Dawn By Stephenie Meyer

2015-11-15: πŸ“– The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner By Stephenie Meyer

2015-11-14: πŸ“– Eclipse By Stephenie Meyer

2015-11-12: πŸ“– New Moon By Stephenie Meyer

2015-11-11: πŸ“– Twilight By Stephenie Meyer

2015-11-09: πŸ“– Midnight Sun (excerpt) By Stephenie Meyer

2015-11-07: πŸ“– Life and Death By Stephenie Meyer

2015-10-13: πŸ“– The Elusive Pimpernel By Emma Orczy

2015-10-06: πŸ“– The Scarlet Pimpernel By Emma Orczy

2015-09-30: πŸ“– The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas

2015-09-19: πŸ“– πŸ› Dust By Hugh Howey

2015-08-22: πŸ“– Rules of Betrayal By Christopher Reich

2015-08-16: πŸ“– Rules of Vengeance By Christopher Reich

2015-08-12: πŸ“– Rules of Deception By Christopher Reich

2015-08-02: πŸ“– Starclimber By Kenneth Oppel

2015-07-31: πŸ“– Skybreaker By Kenneth Oppel

2015-07-30: πŸ“– πŸ› Shift By Hugh Howey

2015-07-05: πŸ“– Son (Book 4 of the Giver Quartet) By Lois Lowry

2015-06-28: πŸ“– Messenger (Book 3 of the Giver Quartet) By Lois Lowry

2015-06-28: πŸ“– Gathering Blue (Book 2 of the Giver Quartet) By Lois Lowry

2015-05-18: πŸ“– πŸ› Wool By Hugh Howey

2015-03-15: πŸ“– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone By J. K. Rowling

2015-03-12: πŸ“– The Freedom Factor By Gerald N. Lund

2015-03-08: πŸ“– πŸ› Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand

2015-03-08: πŸ“– Alliance By Gerald N. Lund

2015-02-27: πŸ“– Breaking Dawn By Stephenie Meyer

2015-02-25: πŸ“– The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner By Stephenie Meyer

2015-02-24: πŸ“– Eclipse By Stephenie Meyer

2015-02-23: πŸ“– New Moon By Stephenie Meyer

2015-02-22: πŸ“– Twilight By Stephenie Meyer

2015-02-17: πŸ“– Insurgent By Veronica Roth

2015-02-12: πŸ“– Divergent By Veronica Roth

2015-02-08: πŸ“– The Host By Stephenie Meyer

2014-12-24: πŸ“– πŸ› To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson By Heidi S. Swinton

2014-09-08: πŸ“– Janitors Book 4: Strike of the Sweepers By Tyler Whitesides

2014-08-29: πŸ“– πŸ› 1984 By George Orwell

2014-08-17: πŸ“– Allegiant By Veronica Roth

2014-08-17: πŸ“– Insurgent By Veronica Roth

2014-08-16: πŸ“– Divergent By Veronica Roth

2014-08-16: πŸ“– Four Divergent Stories By Veronica Roth

2014-07-29: πŸ“– The Lost Symbol By Dan Brown

2014-07-14: πŸ“– Children of the Mind By Orson Scott Card

2014-07-11: πŸ“– πŸ› Frederica By Georgette Heyer

2014-07-10: πŸ“– Xenocide By Orson Scott Card

2014-07-07: πŸ“– Speaker for the Dead By Orson Scott Card

2014-07-04: πŸ“– Ender in Exile By Orson Scott Card

2014-07-03: πŸ“– Shadows in Flight By Orson Scott Card

2014-07-02: πŸ“– Shadow of the Giant By Orson Scott Card

2014-07-01: πŸ“– Shadow Puppets By Orson Scott Card

2014-06-28: πŸ“– Shadow of the Hegemon By Orson Scott Card

2014-06-25: πŸ“– Ender’s Shadow By Orson Scott Card

2014-06-22: πŸ“– Ender’s Game By Orson Scott Card

2014-06-16: πŸ“– First Meetings in Ender’s Universe By Orson Scott Card

2014-06-15: πŸ“– Earth Awakens By Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnson

2014-06-12: πŸ“– The Princess Bride By William Goldman

2014-05-31: πŸ“– Creativity, Inc. By Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

2014-05-04: πŸ“– πŸ› The Complete Sherlock Holmes By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2013-12-30: πŸ“– Timeline By Michael Crichton

2013-07-30: πŸ“– πŸ› The Chronicles of Narnia By C. S. Lewis

2013-07-25: πŸ“– Twilight Series By Stephenie Meyer

2013-03-16: πŸ“– πŸ› Harry Potter Series By J. K. Rowling

2012-12-09: πŸ“– The Hunger Games Series By Suzanne Collins

2012-09-22: πŸ“– Twilight Series By Stephenie Meyer

2012-04-24: πŸ“– πŸ› The Hobbit By J. R. R. Tolkien