Author Archives: Ryan Parman


Clueless Recruiters, Issue #7

by Ryan Parman • February 26, 2016 • Clueless RecruitersNo comments

Pure, unadulterated incompetence in this week’s episode of Clueless Recruiters! (Cue theme music!) Explanation 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 the rest of their industry by relentlessly spamming technical professionals after having […]


Please support #Lessig2016 and the Citizen Equality Act of 2017

by Ryan Parman • August 11, 2015 • PoliticalNo comments

If you’ve known me for more than 5 minutes, you’ll know that I’m interested in politics, thoughtful discussion of the issues, and educating the kinds of people who only get their political information from Facebook. You’ll also know that I support moving beyond the petty, drive-by politics of today by changing the way that I […]


Gender-based restrictions on the legal contract known as “marriage” have been removed per the Supreme Court of the United States

by Ryan Parman • June 26, 2015 • Culture, Law, PersonalNo comments

The Supreme Court of the United States (a.k.a., SCOTUS) has ruled today in favor removing the gender-based restriction on the legal contract known as “marriage”. Some names for this concept are “marriage equality”, “same-sex marriage”, “gay marriage”, and other things. The U.S. Supreme Court makes history on Marriage Equality Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal […]


I just don’t get it

by Ryan Parman • March 1, 2015 • Culture, Just for Fun, PersonalNo comments

Back in 2006, I was 26 years old. My long-time friend Matthew, and his friends, Vada and Joe, and I worked hard to kick-start an “Internet Startup” here in Silicon Valley. We would come out of investor and lawyer meetings and comment on the tendency for how people over 35 “just didn’t get it”. They […]


Rest in Peace, Jonathan Troiano

by Ryan Parman • December 31, 2014 • PersonalNo comments

The unspeakable monster reached up and grabbed another one. Rest in peace, Sir Jonathan. There’s a sickness that sometimes infects us. It causes our brains to lie to us. It’s not logical. It’s not sensible. Sometimes all you want is for the pain/frustration/helplessness to stop. You can’t see the light at the end of the […]


Apple’s October 2014 Product Announcement

by Ryan Parman • October 9, 2014 • AppleNo comments

Apple’s October 16th product announcement begins at 10am PST; 1pm EST. My guesses? Definitely: OS X Yosemite, iTunes 12, and the next-gen iPad Air and iPad mini. Maybe: Updated Thunderbolt 2 + Retina display (I’d guessed at this last year and was wrong), iMac with Retina display, updates to the MacBook Pro line, Apple TV […]


Dear Lockitron

by Ryan Parman • July 10, 2014 • Personal1 comments

This is the message I just sent to the Lockitron team. I’m tired and frustrated at how poor the communication has been around schedule delays. I ordered in October 2012. My original ship date was supposed to be October 2013. The date passed, and there were no updates. Then, April 2014 was the ship date. […]


If your website supports passwords, please stop sucking at it

by Ryan Parman • June 23, 2014 • Passwords, SecurityNo comments

I take password security very seriously. I’ve already written about how people can improve their password habits to keep themselves safe. This piece, however, is for those of you who build websites which provide password-related functionality. This is a list of password crimes that some websites commit. I’ve described these crimes, then point out some […]