Today, with the release of issue 356, I’m retiring as editor in chief of A List Apart. For the last six years, I’ve had the privilege of making a great magazine with an amazing team of co-conspirators. Thanks and praise Anyone who publishes anything knows it takes a group of people to do it well. […]
May 24th, 1995 – June 20th, 2012 Murphy was a part of our family for 17 years. We brought him home at eight weeks old. He was born on May 24th, 1995, the runt of his litter. I remember the day we went out to a place on Henderson Highway to look at a litter […]
I’ve been enjoying Readmill for a few months now. I was fortunate to get an invitation to Readmill when it was still in beta. The application is beautiful and has since become my reading application of choice. I’ve shared some feedback with Readmill via Twitter, some love, and some suggestions. They’ve always been prompt, gracious, […]
Daniel Tammet‘s TED talk A Different Way of Knowing is a fascinating look at how humans perceive language and meaning. Perceptions are at the heart of how we acquire knowledge. Esthetic judgements rather than abstract reasoning guide and shape the process by which we all come to know what we know. Highly recommended: Daniel’s book, […]
Ken Tangen is an amazing teacher whose site What’s it Like showcases interviews with people in various occupations as a way to help his students to choose a career. I was fortunate enough to have the chance to spend an hour with Ken and make a small contribution to his fantastic project.
Adventure is the exploration of unknown territory —Me Ra Koh (Evo ’11)
Since joining Automattic in January, I’ve had the chance to travel three times, once to Austin for SXSW, once to Minneapolis for Confab, and most recently to Amsterdam with team Polldaddy for my first team meetup. Last week was full of many firsts for me; first time meeting John, Eoin, and Donncha; first time on […]
I was delighted to be a guest on The Big Web Show Episode 43 which was recorded live on March 24th. Jeffrey Zeldman, Dan Benjamin, and I talk about Polldaddy, developing voice, and my philosophy of customer service on the web. Check out The Big Web Show’s latest episodes.
Two years ago this past weekend, we adopted this little guy from Winnipeg Humane Society, and gave him a forever home. Such a great dog. Don’t know what possessed the people who gave him up at eight months old for chewing things like puppies do. Best dog ever.
Princess Diana was alive the last time I changed jobs. Bill Clinton was President of the United States. Hong Kong was part of the Commonwealth. The iPod was four years away. I’ve worked for Boeing for over 13 years–well over a quarter of my life. Back in 2001, a director asked me to make a […]