Links Archives

  1. Meet the New Monk: Fintan Ryan →

    Beyond the technical skills, however, Fintan seems to have a knack for asking interesting questions, a trait that can be harder to find than the ability to answer them.

    I’m not at all surprised at how RedMonk went about their latest round of hiring. Sounds like they have landed a great fit. Congrats all around.

  2. You are not your company →

    The idea of an entrepreneur is to ideally build a company that is bigger than the founder. In the early days you are critical, but over time your job is to build systems and hire people (or teams of people) to fill in these critical roles. In many ways the true measure of success is when you’ve managed to make yourself no longer a necessary piece.

    I often said that my job at Crowd Favorite was to make myself redundant. And then to build redundancy into the team, processes, etc.

  3. The App Cleanse →

    I ended up doing this when I got my iPhone 6 because it was acting possessed. On all of my prior iPhones, I had restored from my previous phone’s backup. Ultimately, starting fresh fixed all sorts of weird little things as well as larger issues like TouchID: it had never worked for me on my iPhone 5S or my iPhone 6 until I did the fresh install on the iPhone 6. It’s more work to do the initial set-up, but I’ll be installing from scratch from now on.

  4. The Monktoberfest →

    I’m super bummed to be missing Monktoberfest this year, but that just means one of you lucky folks can use my ticket. Tickets are on sale now!

  5. Lessons learned moving away from home →

    As Devin notes, these may not all be earthshaking revelations. However, the stories that lead him to each conclusion are unique to his experience and that’s the beauty of the personal narrative; an area where the blog format continues to excel.

  6. More micro-blogging workflows →

    Manton writes about a few workflows here the follows it up with the post I’ve linked to.

    FWIW I’ve posted to my own site first then passed stuff along to Twitter and Facebook since we released the Social plugin for WordPress back in 2011. Each of my posts has a link to its counterpart on Twitter and Facebook, and reactions on those networks are brought back in as comments on this site. Special handling is done to thread comments based on Twitter’s reply_to property, as well as a retweets, etc. More details about how this works can be found in the blog post I wrote back in January on the Crowd Favorite blog.

    When I’m mobile, I’ve found that using the WordPress admin web interface is better for my needs than the iOS app. Mainly because of additional post meta that I utilize on this site.

  7. App Camp for Girls →

    I put in my contribution. My daughter is still a bit young to be a camper, but like any parent I want her to have every opportunity as she grows up. She’s already pretty solid with Lightbot (also recommended for kids of any gender).

  8. Live with Phil →

    I really like Marco’s summary of the event and I really enjoyed listening to the podcast. I liked it enough to go back and watch some of it again once the video was posted. Mr. Schiller was incredibly human and likeable throughout and he didn’t shy away from some tough questions.

  9. The Software Paradox →

    One such pattern I noticed five years ago or so was that companies were having a harder time making money from software. Not a hard time, precisely – Microsoft and others were effectively still printing money through the up-front sale of bits – but harder. Traditional software companies were facing stiff competition from SaaS-players and open source.

    I had the opportunity to read Steve’s latest book wihle he was putting the finishing touches on it. Like his previous book, The New Kingmakers, this is a thought-provoking must-read for those of us in the software industry.