1. Siri, Still Not a Competent Digital Assistant

    So I tried Siri again today. I figured maybe it had improved since I tried it last a year or so ago. Me: What is a good place for lunch between here and {my destination}? Siri: This restaurant is near you: {restaurant info} (double-check, uh yep, that isn’t on the way – it’s actually in…

  2. What do I look for when #hiring? A curious tangential thinker with a great memory and completionist tendencies is a good place to start.

  3. It may not be true that 80% of success is just showing up, but not showing up will prevent success 100% of the time.

  4. Just learned there are people out there that don’t use the “week starts on Monday” calendar view. Savages.

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. 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.