July 2018


Leadership Style Colors

Lara Hogan: I don’t believe there’s a finite set of available styles for leaders. But it is certainly handy to have a shortcut for describing your style, and how you might adapt it for different environments, or different teammates, or different end goals. Here’s her framework: I have a hard time thinking of myself as […]

Avatar: The Last Airbender had a Style Guide

It’s been 10 years since the finale! Andrew Whalen talks to the creators, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko: Still, when looking back at the series bible—a document developed to serve as an internal guide to the characters, settings and overall narrative of a show in the early stages of development—Konietzko and DiMartino found many of […]

Humm Zinger

Two incredible local favorites, Deschutes Brewery and Humm Kombucha paired up this summer to make a radler: It was incredibly good and everyone I know around here was talking about it. And then it was gone. Like any special batch, I suppose. But it was so good and such a perfect summer thing, I kinda […]

The GraphQL Guide

It’s just kinda awesome to see the luminary John Resig (along with co-author Loren Sands-Ramshaw) go all-in on GraphQL. Not only will it be useful for this book to exist, but the fact they are writing it legitimizes the tech all that much more. What I really like about this is how they are selling […]

Voice User Interface for StarCraft II

I still watch a decent bit of other people playing StarCraft II for my own enjoyment. It’s incredible to see the players do their thing at a professional level. There is a measurement called APM (“Actions Per Minute”) that is important in StarCraft: Professional e-athletes in South Korea usually have average APM scores around 300, […]

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