The iPhone 5 was announced just moments ago, along with updates to iPod touch, iPod nano and iTunes. How close were my recent guesses? Naming I was way off. I did not think that they would call it “iPhone 5”, but here we are. They did the complete opposite of what I’d anticipated. Louie Mantia […]
Many people have questioned what the next iPhone — widely expected to be released in under a month’s time — will be called? Let’s look at our options. iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 “iPhone 5” is the name that people have most commonly assigned to the upcoming iPhone, but there are a number of problems […]
A common misunderstanding that you often find in Engineering-centric organizations is that “design” is simply the way it looks. In truth, design is the way it works. Dieter Rams had the following to say: “A designer who wants to achieve good design must not regard himself as an artist who, according to taste and aesthetics, […]
Do I look like a cow? It’s the hair, isn’t it? I need a haircut. — all in this week’s issue of Clueless Recruiters. (Cue theme music!) There are few things that technical people are more annoyed by than technical recruiters. A very large segment of the technical recruiting industry has made a bad name […]
This is a letter that I wrote to my representatives this morning, Rep. Jay Inslee, Sen. Maria Cantwell and Sen. Patty Murray. Internet Issues: SOPA/PIPA I am a Washington State voter, and I want to urge you to denounce, reject and vote against the SOPA & PIPA bills currently working their way through Congress. Information: […]
How to prove that you are quite possibly the worst scum of the universe — all in this week’s issue of Clueless Recruiters. (Cue theme music!) There are few things that technical people are more annoyed by than technical recruiters. A very large segment of the technical recruiting industry has made a bad name for […]
Growing up, I always heard the adage “you can do anything you put your mind to”. I never really understood it because I think I took it too literally. This post is part of a larger series written to my children entitled “Life Lessons”. Read the Introduction to learn more, or view all of the […]
As I’ve watched my children grow, I’ve started collecting a list of little bits of wisdom that I want to pass along to my kids. For a number of years now, I’ve been taking notes. Sometimes these notes are funny, sometimes endearing, and sometimes very serious. But all of these notes are about experiences from […]
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