Making Things, Getting Notified

I used to watch Twitch content as often as I could. But, having a screen of video games constantly playing at work probably won't improve my performance reviews at a job where others may not know what Twitch is. Then a funny thing happened: I joined Twitch! Now I watch…

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WatchKit

Today's a big day: WatchKit is here! In a couple years, we could be looking back on today as the time when everything changed about mobile computing. Or at least the day we started considering alternatives to what we've become so accustomed to. A roundup of initial commentary on the…

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Two Years Later

Endless possibilities. Unless they're bigger than 4.7" or 64GB. Forging Ahead I was inspired by many reviews of the iPhone 6, but ones that stood out to me were by Casey Liss: Quick Impressions and Dan Frommer: A Month In. I really like the quick-fire approach to just get…

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Podcasts

I'm a big fan of podcasts. They're my choice of entertainment during any sort of extended periods of time: travel, commute, or just lounging around. In the process of listening to people talk, you learn a lot about them and their lives. To me it's a more enriching experience than…

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OSX Yosemite, Ars Technica Review

Ars Technica OSX Yosemite Review Ars Technica's review of OSX Yosemite by @siracusa is probably as thorough as it gets, it's a highly recommended read! Here are a couple of my thoughts I jotted down as I went through it. I notably skipped sections on CloudKit and Swift as they…

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Pit Stop

I've been writing a lot about tech this1 week, so I figured it would be nice to write about something different. Recent announcements from Apple have been controversial to say the least, and I've been reading plenty of commentary on both the pros and cons of this big week. It's…

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Chapter Two

Epilogue Just one week ago, I completed my last week as an engineer at Goodreads. I'm extremely grateful to everyone I had the chance to work with for contributing to the most productive learning experience I've ever had. It was a great opportunity to work at a company with such…

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Just Watch Things

Day one post-keynote for the Watch and the commentary is rolling in! There's no shortage of eager bloggers, both from technical and fashion backgrounds, weighing in on the controversial new product. A few favorites: Steven Levy - Apple Gets Intimate https://medium.com/@stevenlevy/apple-gets-intimate-12dd88343b60 Yes, Steven Levy on Medium…

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One More Thing

What a day! Here are some quick-fire thoughts, a sitrep given last night's predictions. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus I'm not happy with the name "iPhone 6 Plus" and I'm curious why they decided to move away from the typical one-letter identifier. The "Plus" allows for a shorthand (re: 6…

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'Twas the Night

Keynote Time Tomorrow is going to be a big day, or at least an exciting morning. I originally wasn't planning on writing anything on the topic, but in the last minute hype (thanks @gruber for publishing a two hour long event-speculation episode of The Talk Show only one day before…

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