Mike Propst


User Experience and Service Design. Home Studio technology and processes. Dad stuff. Now with ghosties.


  1. The Enemy of Done

    I'm sure that you've heard, at some point, some wizened sage say a thing about how limitations are helpful when it comes to creative endeavors. Probably it was someone like Frank Zappa who didn't practice what they preached, but this isn't just "good for you" advice; it can be fun…


  2. Tweakin'

    I often wonder what the intersection of my two primary interests — UX and music — might be. Unfortunately, it usually seems like the main manifestation of this is in the obsessive tweaking of processes and tools. It's probably natural for UX designers of a certain experience level to engage in service…


  3. Hats

    My mom always said I was a fan of hats. I guess I've passed that on?…


  4. The Equals - Police On My Back

    I've always liked to trace the origins of musical artists and their tunes. It's probably one of my nerdiest hobbies -- I can't really come down on anyone who memorizes worthless sports stats because I know which Current 93 record Steve Ignorant of Crass sings on and the years each…


  5. Photo shooting

    I've been working with the talented Kyle Woods over at Skyking Photography to start promotion of my new musical project. He had some really interesting and creative ideas that I think captured the feel of my music. I can't show too much at the moment but this is a piece…


  6. Uh oh.

    A new blog again. I briefly tried Octopress, a variation on Jekyll that generates a static-file blog. It's the bees knees in principle but I just can't make all the Ruby dependencies work. I've gotten into a lot of compiled web technologies lately; it's mostly Node-based stuff like LESS, Jade…

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