Kelly Sims

Web dev, instigator, beer crafter, Nice Guy. I help make the internet better @codesly. I make great beer at Crooked Brothers Brewery.



Wonderful little Mac app for grabbing colors anywhere on screen and getting the color value.

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Overwhelmed by Code

What do I want to focus on, what do I love about the web? What do I actually want to learn, versus what I think I should learn. And to be honest, what I really like about the web, it isn’t always whatever is the sexy new hotness—it’s the bread and butter that makes sites easier for everyone to access and use. Susan Robterson writing for A List Apart

Fear and Creativity

How do we shed the fear of creating when we don’t know what we’re doing or when we can’t be certain where they’ll end up? Zack Shapiro

Useful Shortcuts for a Faster Workflow in Sublime Text 3

Great round-up of Sublime Text shortcuts. Get to know your tools better!

This one in particular was a good find for me:

Select Line by Line Here we’ve selected a whole line, and now we can select subsequent whole lines, step by step, with CMD-L.

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Stopping to smell the roses

I’m lucky to live and work where I do. I try hard not to forget that. Here’s a few shots from about 3 stops on my way up Palos Verdes Blvd.


I’ve been wanting to get out and see CicLAvia for a while now. Today was perfect, even if the temps hit 95 degrees.

Every day is a gift

It rained here today, which was unexpected but wonderful. Towards the end of my day, I debated plunking down on the couch to watch tv or go for a walk on the beach and see the sunset. The sunset won and I'm so glad it did.

Giving Thanks

It is Thanksgiving today, so it seems a good time to think about the things I'm thankful for this year.

Finding that ON feeling

I've mentioned in previous places here and elsewhere, that I've been going through some serious emotional turmoil the past 6 months. As I expect is normal for most people in situations like mine, I began looking at my life and what it means to be me right now. Plotting a new direction for myself has been difficult.

Get Geeky Anniversary

This month marks the four year anniversary of the Get Geeky here in the South Bay. Four years ago I started the Get Geeky as a way to bring local tech and creative people together to meet and make connections. Low-key networking without the networking.