March, 2014

  1. An Open Letter to Email Client Developers

    Dear Email Client Developers, If you allow your users to send an email with more than 10 email addresses visible in the TO or CC lines without throwing up a warning that says: Hey, this is a bad idea. People will likely be upset that you just sent their email address to all the people…

  2. OneNote To Rule Them All →

    Nice rundown by Justin. I’m still not using a “digital junk drawer” app – they all seem too laden with navigation to make getting to what I want efficient. I’m content with my NVAlt + Dropbox sync + Mobile apps and an “all text all the time” solution for now.

  3. Why I Recommend Writing For At Least An Hour A Day →

    But some form of regular writing is one of the best ways to give yourself time for reflection and analysis.

    This is the main reason I’ve been blogging for the last dozen years. I’ve also found that the benefits extend to coding – writing out what I need to clarifies it for me and helps me identify edge cases and additional things I need to consider. It gives me space to really think about the problem. I use Capsule to journal my coding.

  4. He knew he was wrong →

    If a cadet did something better than normal, his next attempt at the task would in all likelihood not be as good, whether or not he was praised. In the same way, if he performed unusually badly, his next attempt would probably be better, whether or not he was criticised. The trainer was attaching a causal interpretation to the fluctuations of a random process; simple regression to the mean.

    (thanks Micah)

  5. Every New Hire Has Three Jobs

    At Crowd Favorite we’re getting ready to hire several developers. I’ve been told that our on-boarding process can be stressful, but I’ve also been told that this is the case for most high performing teams. I’d like to smooth the path a little for our new hires, so I’m going to try a new approach.…

  6. Finally emailed Hover to start the process of transferring my domains to them. The reminders in my podcasts did make a difference.

  7. Lessons From Inbox Zero

    I’m a month in on INBOX ZERO. It’s been a good experience. I spend less time staring at a list of things I need to deal with at some point and am only looking at new things that need attention. I like not having a backlog of things sitting on my shoulders weighing me down.…

  8. Is WordPress the Right Tool for the Job?

    I recently got an email that asked: Do you ever question whether WordPress is the correct CMS for something? I am a big WordPress fan too and I’ve solved some really cool content management challenges with it but there are times when I think, this site would probably be faster and more efficient if it…

  9. You’re paying to speak →

    This sort of entitlement crap really irks me. No one is making you speak at a conference; it’s a choice. Expenses covered or not is just something you need to factor in when agreeing to be a speaker.