Wednesday July 20, 2011
Much has been written about employee motivation and retention. It’s written by folks who actively use words like motivation and retention and generally don’t have a clue about the daily necessity of keeping your team professionally content because they’ve either never done the work or have forgotten how it’s done.
Tuesday July 12, 2011
"A skeuomorph is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues to a structure that was necessary in the original"
Thursday June 23, 2011
"Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop. Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses. This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family, and I've had trouble writing about it publicly until now."
Saturday February 5, 2011
"After once being the best thing that ever happened to porn, the Internet is now wreaking havoc: destroying some fortunes, making bigger ones, and serving as a stimulus plan, in more ways than one."
Friday August 13, 2010
Interesting to compare with my 3 years at Last.fm. Company culture stuff, etc.
"What went wrong? Yahoo had two problems Google didn't: easy money, and ambivalence about being a technology company" Cracking insight, especially the bits about good, bad programmers and losing talent
Tuesday July 14, 2009
A graphic rendition of "Amusing ourselves to death: Public discourse in the age of show business" by Neil Postman. A book about the possibility that Huxley (Brave New World), not Orwell (1984), was right.
Friday July 3, 2009
A project to illustrate each of the songs on 69 Love Songs by the Magnetic Fields. Amazing.
A really in depth article about the "wonky" genre/theme. It's something i'd not really encountered before, but makes for an interesting read.
Thursday June 18, 2009
The full Digital Britain report. I will read this.
Wednesday March 18, 2009
"At this point in time — thanks to books, toys, and licensing — everyone and every in the Star Wars universe has a name, species, or designation, but what other relatively well-known Star Wars terms were never actually used in the movies?"
Tuesday March 17, 2009
"...a remarkable 33.5 percent of the movies downloaded on BitTorrent were aXXo torrents." aXXo, a man? a group? A legend.
Somali pirates - who have won themselves nearly $200 million in ransom since early 2008 - are being captured more frequently now, and handed over to authorities in Kenya, Yemen and Somalia for trial. Collected here are some recent photos of piracy off the coast of Somalia, and the international efforts to rein it in