Links Archives

  1. An Interview with The Dan Plan →

    An interesting Q&A session with the fellow who is testing the Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 hours posit by learning how to golf. I was interested to see he’s a 3 handicap now, about halfway through his journey.

  2. Twitter and What Might Have Been →

    Indeed, I would argue that what makes Twitter the company valuable is not Twitter the app or 140 characters or @names or anything else having to do with the product: rather, it’s the interest graph that is nearly priceless.

    This is a really interesting way to look at Twitter as a business: based on who I follow, searches I do, etc., they know what topics I’m interested in and am willing to spend time on. I agree that this type of “interest” data should be incredibly valuable as it’s own product.

  3. Designing for Humans — Accounting for Inclusivity and Accessibility

    Dave does a really nice job calling out things with a nice mix between “gentle nagging” and “teaching”. If everyone who makes things spent 6 minutes watching this video and then let it seep into their consciousness, I believe they would inherently ask more questions and consider more conditions as they strive to create a…

  4. Why I’m Buying a Macbook →

    Steve and I have been drooling over this machine for a month now. Mine is also on order, and I am not feeling particularly patient about it. Hurry up and get here!

    UPDATE: Steve calls out two features that other reviews haven’t spent much time on:

    1. The power brick is absurdly tiny and light compared to Apple’s other laptop chargers. This is a huge benefit for anyone who carries a charger with them, though the 9 hours of battery life means this probably only happens for me when I’m traveling.
    2. USB C is the new kid on the block now, but it looks to have the kind of early inertia that can propel it to becoming a new standard for both Apple and non-Apple laptops sooner rather than later.
  5. Introducing Cache Buddy →

    I love that Mark has released this. This is a problem that many WordPress devs have solved individually. By releasing his toolset, I hope we’ll see it as a base for collaboration that many devs contribute to in the future.

  6. Every Exit is an Entry Somewhere →

    There aren’t many too many jobs available that allow you to influence the strategic direction and decision making process of some of the biggest and most important technology companies in the world – as well as their disruptors, that give you a pulpit to produce public research for some of the best and brightest developers on the planet.

    If you’ve ever even remotely wanted to be an analyst, here is an opportunity to jump in with the best. Bring your A game.