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
Why We Switched to Distributed Work at CodeHS About a year or so ago, we switched CodeHS to be a fully distributed company. This means we changed our policies and went to supporting it fully. We had supported it partially in the past, with a few people not in our San Francisco office, but it was … Continue reading Why We Switched to Distributed Work at CodeHS
Apple Accessories: Kind of Annoying and Don’t Really Make Sense I imagine Apple has a sizable side-business selling some of their accessories. Converters from USB to USB-C or a headphone jack to a lightning cable, mini-display port to VGA … the list goes on (this is just the adapters section). One thing that is a bit annoying right now … Continue reading Apple Accessories: Kind of Annoying and Don’t Really Make Sense
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
Blog Idea: Absurd Insurance Stories I think anyone who I’ve had a somewhat detailed conversation about health insurance with has explained to me a story of some absurd interaction they or someone they know has had with the health insurance system. I also have this sense that these stories are far more common than people … Continue reading Blog Idea: Absurd Insurance Stories
Idea: Government NPS (Net Promoter Score) Would you recommend this government to a friend? Here’s a random idea. NPS (Net Promoter Score) is used by many different companies to evaluate the customer experience. The essential question to calculate a Net Promoter Score is: On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would … Continue reading Idea: Government NPS (Net Promoter Score)
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?