Talking to a TSA Agent about the Government Shutdown I’m flying from JFK airport in New York to SFO today. The longest government shutdown in US history just got put on pause for 3 weeks yesterday where 800,000 federal employees had been furloughed. I asked him how the last three weeks had been going. It sounds like he … Continue reading Talking to a TSA Agent about the Government Shutdown
Learn this Skill: How to Manage a Pipeline Overtime, as we have worked on CodeHS, I have been involved in working in all the different functional areas, from marketing to sales, to hiring to whatever random project it is. Something basic that comes up over and over and over again as a key tool is the … Continue reading Learn this Skill: How to Manage a Pipeline
Modern Distributed Software Tech Stack in 2019 Here are a few tools we are using CodeHS which I feel have become standard, or at least seem really common for software and distributed work setups. It’s hard to claim they are standard, but I think anecdotally I have seen them used in many cases. Zoom — we use this … Continue reading Modern Distributed Software Tech Stack in 2019
My Top 5 Books of 2018 The Headspace Guide to Meditation & MindfulnessBy Andy Puddicombe In this book Andy Puddicome, who is the co-founder and voice behind the Headspace app, gives an easy introduction to meditation and mindfulness. I had been using the app so much of the content was familiar, but I enjoyed the different … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2018
Would You Vote For Trump or a Random Citizen? For me, without a doubt, I would vote for a random citizen. If you read the Wikipedia page for Average Joe it shares some of the attributes of the “typical person” in the US. While it’s a a stereotype, it gives a sense of what some of the median … Continue reading Would You Vote For Trump or a Random Citizen?
A Few Free Product Ideas for Apple To help one of the largest companies in the world after having a bit of a drop in their stock, here are a few free product ideas for Apple, many of them very small and random. Make the computers and phones charge togetherIf you buy a phone and a … Continue reading A Few Free Product Ideas for Apple
The Absurdity of Big Companies Suing Regular People This was an idea I was thinking about as I was reading and recently completed “Bad Blood,” the book about Theranos. There’s a recurring pattern in the book, one where the company manages through pure intimidation tactics. What this looks like is them threatening people, threatening to sue … Continue reading The Absurdity of Big Companies Suing Regular People
Book Review — Bad Blood Just finished reading the book Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. Oh man. What a crazy book to read. As I read it, I really could not believe what I was reading was true. Also, much of it was hard to read — in the sense that I really could not believe they acted that way. It’s … Continue reading Book Review — Bad Blood