By day, I'm a product manager serving a group of fantastic engineers at Square.
By night, I fight crime and solve mysteries with a robot pal of my own creation.
By midday, I like a snack, generally a cookie.
Part of this biography isn't true (hint, I like cookies and engineering, I don't own a robot).
Category Archives: Management
I thought the guys from the [O’Reilly Insight Group](http://en.oreilly.com/webexsf2008/public/schedule/detail/3445) did a really good job of summing up what “Web 2.0” is: * Listening – To your customers, readers, partners, etc. * Participation – Joining into the conversations and relationships that … Continue reading
From the [great list over at Blue Flavor](http://www.blueflavor.com/blog/thinking/the_immutable_laws_of_web_design_and_development.php): ###Lister’s Law### People under time pressure don’t think faster. ###Hofstadter’s Law### A task always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
[Yelvington](http://www.yelvington.com/blog/yelvington) is talking about [a bias against the business side of journalism](http://www.yelvington.com/20080203/are_journalists_antibusiness) and a class called [Business and Future of Journalism](http://cronkite.asu.edu/mcguireblog/?p=50#more-50). I would tend to agree that too many members of the [Fourth Estate](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Estate) are phobic when it comes to … Continue reading
Just read [a great post on the differences between being a programming and being a manager of programmers](http://blog.eod.com/post/18462877). My days have become increasingly wide, I’d like to think my developers days are deeper. And while I do long for days … Continue reading
I was home sick the other day with an awful sinus headache and stomach flu. About the only bright side was that I got to watch [Battlestar Galactica](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica_%28re-imagining%29) on DVD. I thought to myself, “Boy this is a really great … Continue reading
Trust your passions less, your reasons more, and your limits most. From [Prof. Daniel Robinson](http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/members/drobinson/index.htm), Oxford University, via an NPR podcast.
Wherein I wonder what the Internet, or more appropriately, the culture created by the Internet will do to newspapers. Continue reading
Anyone who works in the Internet biz, especially us newspaper types, should check out World of Ends. This is a great article by Doc Searls and David Weinberger, that really gets at what the Internet is and what stupid (not … Continue reading
While the discussion on XUL vs. XAML has quieted down a bit, I think it’s worth bringing the issue to the attention of the news industry. I’m not sure if we’ll ever be in the business of making “news applications” … Continue reading