Why I pay for articles
I love reading! In the early days of the internet, content seemed pure. People wrote because they wanted to write. Content discovery took more work, but you usually knew the...
Servant Leadership, Invert the hierarchy
Top down, bottoms up, servant leadership, micromanagement; there are so many words that describe management hierarchies. To take a reductionist view of management, it exists to clarify communication and allocate...
5 years: My story with cancer
Many things can happen in five years. Five years ago I was diagnosed with Stage IIIa testicular cancer. So I’m writing this post on the milestone that my cancer is...
1:1 questions for work
1:1’s can get dull pretty quick if you don’t change things up. I’m a big fan of walking around, or going to a different area (outside the office is even...
How this Blog is hosted
Browsers are really good at rendering content, like really good. They are so good that we send megabytes of HTML and JavaScript and they handle rendering and manipulating content at...
"I Wonder"
“I wonder” are two of the most powerful words in the english language. It causes the brain to open doors. It inherently challenges assumptions. It forces different perspectives. It creates...
Motivation
Motivation can be elusive. Thankfully we have grown out of the dark ages of Pavlovian motivation theory. Daniel H. Pink’s Drive was very influential in my thinking on the...
Training Sets are TDD in the world of AI
In the imperative and functional programming patterns of today, TDD can be thought of as stating the requirements for your interface, object, etc. There are programming practices such as red/green/refactor...
Amazon, wrist-bands and AI
Amazon is king of optimizing workflows. From 1-click book purchasing, to same day delivery, the optimization is tangible. Many of these gains are fruits from the massive data grove they...
TedX SF
2017 TedX Warning: Raw Notes. My mother-in-law and wife gave me a great gift, tickets to this years TEDx SF. What follows are some notes and thoughts on the...
Foray Into Amps
The lovely folks at work thoughtfully presented me with a DIY Bottlehead Crack OTL headphone amplifier kit. Why would one want to solder, assemble and test something that has...