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. Custom Taxonomy as “Post Meta”

    I found this post while sorting through my old drafts and decided to go ahead and publish it rather than trashing it. Hopefully the code samples don’t break too badly in WordPress 3.9. I’ve talked a bit about when to use custom taxonomies and when to use custom fields/post meta (and how they can be…

  4. A wrist-worn doohickey for health tracking and notifications will become commonplace if a compelling product can hit the $199 price point.

  5. 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…

  6. To: Family & Friends

    Date: July 2, 2014

    Subject: Hey, an update!

    Hi Everyone, I’ve been doing well. I’m currently halfway through a week in Minnesota with Caitlin, Heather, Heather’s parents, and her brother’s family (our annual MN trip). I’ve done a little work travel as well, and have been getting out to the golf course regularly. We are planning to visit Seattle later in the month,…

    Continued…

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

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

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