For some time now, I’ve been a fan of the App Judgment podcast, which discusses new apps, devices and grades them on-air. Lately, however, I’ve noticed some saddeningly ill-informed “reporting” when it comes to Apple, iOS 6 and the new iPhone 5. Bias is bias First of all, everybody is free to have their own [...]
In his piece entitled iPhone 5, John Gruber made a statement that really stuck out to me: […] but there is no benchmark, no tech spec, to measure nice. But you can feel it. And that is what resonates with millions of people around the world. As soon as I read this, I was struck [...]
What does Ryan do when the same recruiter keeps pinging him over and over despite all efforts to get removed from a recruiter’s mailing list? Find out 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 [...]
What do Lawyers, Evil Dictators and this week’s Clueless Recruiter have in common? A complete lack of human decency. All 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 [...]
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, [...]
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