My old post A CV Template That Doesn't Suck is still one of the most popular ones. And it totally makes sense given how many crappy CVs I've had the misfortune of receiving over the past few years. People invariably know, deep down, two things: A sucky CV doesn't get you interviews Your CV probably sucks [...]
Every time I see a burrito -- IRL or on TV -- Alex comes to mind. And I hope he always will. His passion for burritos was eclipsed only by WordPress. Alex has battled cancer for about three years -- very bravely -- and yesterday his family announced that he passed away peacefully, at home. [...]
Just over four years ago I was lucky enough to get a gig at Automattic, a company I had long admired. The last four years have been a rollercoaster of travel, learning, and working with world-class people and entrepreneurs as I worked to improve and grow Jetpack. It was a privilege to see the company [...]
The WordPress Foundation recently announced the launch of the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship. Kim, a contributor to the WordPress project who recently passed away, was passionate about WordPress and particularly about involving women - and older women - in tech. The scholarship will cover attendance, travel and lodging expenses for attending WordCamp US (to be held for [...]
My colleague Mark George is running a small GoFundMe campaign to help train their new Labrador as a seizure response dog for their son. You can donate (or share) over here.
Yesterday Matt mentioned this poster by Joey Roth in conversation about how to strike a balance between getting things done and designing the "perfect" product or experience. I love posters like these where graphic designers are able to convey with just a few (21!) simple lines a relatively complicated thing to explain in words. More importantly [...]
On The Times today an expert (Paul Bonello) warns that unless the gaming industry is tightly regulated, it could be used to integrate ill-gotten funds. A few decades late with the warning there and given recent events the word "could" seems like an understatement.
A colleague today shared this NPR programme about Toby Groves - a man who committed large scale fraud - and how new research into fraud shows that a lot of fraud is unintentional. Traditionally, when we think about bad behavior, we think about character. But psychologists who study bad behavior — who study, say, fraud [...]
Fred Wilson has been doing an interesting bit of research with his readers about Apple Watch usage and uptake. It's a niche audience but an in important early adopter one that read his blog so the survey results carry some interesting weight. The full results from the 2nd survey are here but the spoiler alert [...]
This Pando article about Quirky (link valid for 48 hrs unless you're a paid member) is well worth a read. I've not paid attention to Quirky save for thinking it was a cool concept when I came across it a few years ago. Despite perfect timing, great funding, and a strong vision its now sadly [...]