Monday, November 30th, 2009
- How I Hire Programmers
Someone who’s smart but doesn’t get stuff done should be your friend, not your employee. You can talk your problems over with them while they procrastinate on their actual job. Someone who gets stuff done but isn’t smart is inefficient: non-smart people get stuff done by doing it the hard way and working with them is slow and frustrating. Someone you can’t work with, you can’t work with.
- A Challenge to Kyle Steed by Chris Wallace
Kyle, you are a designer. I am a designer. You like to eat beef jerky. I like to eat filet mignon. You like to skip showers every other day. I like to be clean and use deodorant. You look like the unabomber. I look like Jack Bauer… I could go on. But I think you get the point.
- All things Apple. Past, present and future.
- Cadence & Slang
is a book about interaction design.
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
Saturday, November 28th, 2009
Friday, November 27th, 2009
Today is Thanksgiving. I try to be thankful every single day of my life. In fact, the last few months, when I lay down to sleep I literally lie there and think about all the things I am thankful about. I am not a religious man, but I suppose this is my version of prayer. Being thankful is a way to put things in perspective ultimately reduce stress for me. In my day to day work, I stress out a lot. I deal with clients asking for things that I think are crazy, customers complaining about this or that, blog comments that I’m shocked came from the fingers of another human being. But when I take some time to reflect, and stack all these things up against all the good things, all those negative stressful things seem smaller. These are the things I am most thankful for:
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009