Links Archives

  1. Wearing Android →

    I agree with most of this, but I get a lot of utility from seeing notifications on my wrist. Note that I already severely limit what notifications I receive, so when my wrist buzzes, it’s pretty much always for something I care about.

  2. The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats →

    The only way to slash government for real is to go back to basic economic principles: You have to reduce the demand for government. If people are getting $15 an hour or more, they don’t need food stamps. They don’t need rent assistance. They don’t need you and me to pay for their medical care. If the consumer middle class is back, buying and shopping, then it stands to reason you won’t need as large a welfare state. And at the same time, revenues from payroll and sales taxes would rise, reducing the deficit.

    This is an incredibly well written piece; it was hard to decide what to quote. (thanks Matt)

  3. Colorado Mountain College →

    A pretty cool case study we released last week on creating a WordPress-powered website for Colorado Mountain College.

    This post is part of the thread: Crowd Favorite – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

  4. Withings Activité →

    This is definitely more than a little appealing. Unfortunately:

    1. It’s not shipping (yet)
    2. It doesn’t have a way of receiving notifications

    I’d love to stop carrying a separate Fitbit and watch. My experience with the Pebble has shown me that being able to see notifications without pulling my phone out of my pocket is actually a nice feature.

    (thanks John)

  5. Ugh Fine, I’m Buying a Moto 360 →

    I’m tempted by the 360, but I think I’ll probably pass on it – at least for now. That’s assuming people will figure a way to hack iOS support into is pretty quickly, otherwise it’s a non-starter for me.

  6. Digital Design Leadership: Alex King →

    I’m a big fan of good interviewers, so I was thrilled when Richard Banfield (CEO of Fresh Tilled Soil) asked me to sit down with him for his series on digital design leadership.

    Richard asks some good probing questions about my experience in growing the team at Crowd Favorite, how I approach challenges, and our transition into the larger and more distributed post-merger company. I hope you enjoy it!

    Runtime: ~19 minutes – and there is a text transcript!

  7. The Price of Success →

    I feel it. I feel it now more than ever. I delete more tweets than I send. I leave more blog posts half-written than I publish. Increasingly, I do the very opposite of the thing I’m most passionate about. I reneg on my right to the freedom of speech.

    Yep. :(

    In my case I used to spend a ton of time as an indy communicating directly with my customers via my blog. It was easy to discuss what I was working on because I generally wanted them to know about it and didn’t have other folks on my end to worry about.

    Now I’m spending a lot of my time trying to make sure we have the processes and systems in place to support a great development team at scale at Crowd Favorite. It would be :scare: inconsiderate :/scare: of me to discuss those kinds of changes until they are first vetted through the team, but I’m hoping to start talking more about them as we implement processes and see the results. Both to share what we’ve learned, and learn from those who have different experiences.