Entries by J

23andMe review: getting a personal DNA report

* This post contains several updates on the current status of 23andMe project and my story as a customer, from making an order in September to receiving the report on February. Read on to get the whole story! First, there’s a little intro to the whole thing. Have you heard of 23andMe (23andme.com)? Feel free […]

Hand-Drawn Goods launch

At Hatchers by day we are working on client projects, and by night we enjoy making custom hand-drawn icons, buttons and UI elements. We started to make them as a part of major interface design projects, but then discovered that painting icons is our favorite thing and that there’re people who want them for their […]

Dropbox and Evernote – two best apps ever

Every time when I’m having a talk about productivity and file organizing, two apps are being mentioned: Dropbox and Evernote. I’m always curious how other people implement their functionality to accomplish certain tasks.

Selling digital products: payment solutions

Selling digital goods and downloads has been around for a while now. E-books, music, high resolution images, software and games are the most popular kinds of products to sell online. When you decide to start selling digital products, the main question is – how to get paid for selling files? As a part of the […]

A Tale of Music Tools. My favorite apps to manage, discover and listen to music.

Today I’m going to share my favorite tools for managing music library, as well as listening, streaming and discovering music. There’s a bunch of streaming services, players and apps avaliable for various platforms. However, I’m not going to list them all. I’m going to only describe favorite ones, and hopefully, someone will find this useful. […]

Chrome Extensions for Web Design and Development

UPD: The list is now forkable on github. Originally I’ve posted an article called “Chrome Extensions I can’t live without” a few months ago. Later on I kept updating it with more and more extensions that I found useful – mainly in the “webdev and design” category. Today I’m extending it again and moving this […]

Best kawaii Japanese smileys (kaomoji) ヾ(●ω●)ノ

Today I’m sharing a list of my favorite and cutest japanese smileys or 顔文字 (kaomoji). Kaomoji emoticons are similar to smileys, but they usually contain various Japanese characters and because of this are capable of express more emotions than traditional western emoticons. Kaomoji is combined of two words: 顔 かお kao “face” and 文字 もじ moji  “letters, writing”. If you […]

Guess where this picture was taken – GeoGuessr.

Quick link: GeoGuessr is an awesome geography game which challenges your ability to guess a location by its Google Streetview 3D photo. It hands out a random view and you have to place guess marker at the location where you think the picture was taken. Your reward points are based on how close is your […]