June, 2015

  1. Lessons learned moving away from home →

    As Devin notes, these may not all be earthshaking revelations. However, the stories that lead him to each conclusion are unique to his experience and that’s the beauty of the personal narrative; an area where the blog format continues to excel.

  2. More micro-blogging workflows →

    Manton writes about a few workflows here the follows it up with the post I’ve linked to.

    FWIW I’ve posted to my own site first then passed stuff along to Twitter and Facebook since we released the Social plugin for WordPress back in 2011. Each of my posts has a link to its counterpart on Twitter and Facebook, and reactions on those networks are brought back in as comments on this site. Special handling is done to thread comments based on Twitter’s reply_to property, as well as a retweets, etc. More details about how this works can be found in the blog post I wrote back in January on the Crowd Favorite blog.

    When I’m mobile, I’ve found that using the WordPress admin web interface is better for my needs than the iOS app. Mainly because of additional post meta that I utilize on this site.

  3. Egregious mobile ads have finally driven me to use the “Reader View Available” feature in Safari. Good job, ad geniuses.

  4. App Camp for Girls →

    I put in my contribution. My daughter is still a bit young to be a camper, but like any parent I want her to have every opportunity as she grows up. She’s already pretty solid with Lightbot (also recommended for kids of any gender).

  5. I haven’t run beta OS software in years, but I’m sorely tempted by the new iPad goodies in iOS 9.

  6. Live with Phil →

    I really like Marco’s summary of the event and I really enjoyed listening to the podcast. I liked it enough to go back and watch some of it again once the video was posted. Mr. Schiller was incredibly human and likeable throughout and he didn’t shy away from some tough questions.

  7. The Software Paradox →

    One such pattern I noticed five years ago or so was that companies were having a harder time making money from software. Not a hard time, precisely – Microsoft and others were effectively still printing money through the up-front sale of bits – but harder. Traditional software companies were facing stiff competition from SaaS-players and open source.

    I had the opportunity to read Steve’s latest book wihle he was putting the finishing touches on it. Like his previous book, The New Kingmakers, this is a thought-provoking must-read for those of us in the software industry.