Phish and digital content strategy
Dec 30, 2020, 7:00 PM
Photo by Rene Huemer via Phish: From The Road
On specialism vs. generalism
May 17, 2019, 8:00 PM
“You’re basically not going to be an iOS engineer anymore?”
When my good friend Soroush asked this upon hearing that I had taken a new job at Stripe, I doubt he thought very much about how it’d be received. It really threw me for a...
Software without coding, documents vs. apps, or the impossible dream of the “personal CRM”
Feb 18, 2019, 7:00 PM
A couple of years ago, I asked for a recommendation for a “personal CRM” – a client-relationship management tool intended for individual use. As it turns out, I wasn’t the only one asking, and a solution still hasn’t emerged despite...
GraphQL and the end of shared client-side model objects
Feb 7, 2019, 7:00 PM
In traditional client-server development, client-side models don’t often differ too dramatically from server-side models.
A standard RESTful API might serialize a server-side user model as such:
How I learned to read (with regularity, as an adult)
Dec 29, 2018, 7:00 PM
Yours truly, in January 2013:
Last year I only read two books. I’m disappointed by that, and my goal this year is to read somewhere closer to ten, alternating between fiction and non-fiction. To hold myself accountable, I will...
The Series Zero still ticks
Oct 18, 2018, 8:00 PM
On Friday, September 14 at 2:58 AM, my alarm woke me up so that I could pre-order an Apple Watch Series 4 the moment that it went on sale. If you’re reading this blog and/or follow me elsewhere on the Internet, this might not...
Aug 5, 2018, 8:00 PM
Around the time of Apple and Google’s maps-induced falling out, there seemed to be a common consumer-tech refrain around how the best theoretical experience would be comprised of Apple hardware tightly integrated with both Google’s...
Suite and sour
Apr 7, 2018, 8:00 PM
(After trying to shine on a light on some inconsistencies of Apple’s doing, it seems only fair to give Google the same treatment.)
Like most of you (I presume), I’ve used Gmail for many years. In an industry where products can too...
An aspirational home screen for 2018
Mar 3, 2018, 7:00 PM
It’s1 the start of a new year, and thus a good opportunity to think about how the next 365 days can improve upon their predecessors. I’ve spent a inordinate amount of time in recent months considering how the software in my life can can be...
Feb 6, 2018, 7:00 PM
Most of the criticism that I read about Siri – especially when comparing and contrasting to Alexa or the Google Assistant – seems to focus primarily on speed and/or reliability. While these are perfectly valid vectors of criticism,...
Getting things done in 2017
May 27, 2017, 8:00 PM
I’ve been using OmniFocus to organize my personal and professional lives for a couple years now, but hadn’t actually read David Allen’s Getting Things Done (referred to as GTD for the remainder of this post) – the eponymous book behind the...