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
A Few Use Cases of Cryptocurrency That Seem Inevitable I think it’s always a bit crazy to predict the future, but it’s also a fun exercise to do. I have definitely blogged and been very wrong on a number of technology predictions (what ever happened to Google Wave… ). Anyways, with that caveat, here are a … Continue reading A Few Use Cases of Cryptocurrency That Seem Inevitable
QR Codes — Very Underrated Simple Technology I’m a huge fan of QR codes. I think QR codes right now are both hugely underrated and positioned to be used even more across technology. I think common usage of QR codes could really increase over the next few years. Why I like QR Codes Many people are not fans … Continue reading QR Codes — Very Underrated Simple Technology
I’ve had lots of small and large coding projects I’ve done over the last 10+ years. Those projects are here: https://thekeesh.com/projectlist/ The issue is, almost all of the projects break over time if they aren’t maintained. They suffer from “bit rot,” where they just degrade over time. This happens for a number of reasons, but software changes, … Continue reading How do you keep personal coding projects working over long periods of time without maintenance?
Dropbox drops support of their desktop application for older operating systems, which I think is a really bad user experience and undermines their entire value proposition. I recently saw this first hand and I’ll explain why I think this is a bad product management decision. I like Dropbox but really think they messed this one … Continue reading Dropbox End of Support for Mac OS 10.7 Undermines Their Entire Value Proposition
Here’s a quick blog thought question: Is it better to get a half-baked idea written up and published on a blog/on the internet or not to publish it at all? Initially it might seem that if you have some half-baked idea it does not make sense to write it up since things on the internet … Continue reading Better to Get a Half-Baked Blog Idea on the Internet or Not to Write it at all?
Ok, so I have wanted to set up HTTPS on my personal sites for a long time now, but I haven’t done so. I also hadn’t really explored how to do it yet. I had heard about LetsEncrypt but when I had tried it on my server I ran into some road blocks since it … Continue reading Trying to Set Up HTTPS for Free with LetsEncrypt and CertBot
Here are the software tools I found the most helpful or were my favorite to use in 2017. Work Guru Get Guru today for your company! Yes I am now a walking advertisement for guru. It’s a super simple product — a chrome extension that provides a shared internal, easily-accessible knowledge base — and it is crucial for information … Continue reading My Top Software Tools from 2017
Twitter is a cool technology tool, but it has a lot of bad things. One of those bad things is the ease with which one can spread misinformation. Twitter should build in source links as a native feature to tweets to help promote better sourcing and reduce the viral spread of fake news. Twitter should … Continue reading #FreeIdeas for Twitter — Build in Sources as a Native Feature for Tweets
1. Computer Science Education 2. Distributed Work 3. Cryptocurrency/Blockchain These are three of the trends I think will continue to really emerge in the next five years. They are already here — but mostly all on the fringes, even if they have received some attention. 1. Computer Science Education We’re all in on this one at CodeHS — the top … Continue reading My Top Three 5–10 Year Trends of 2017