I was very vocal (annoying) about the speed of the Tumblr app on my rotting phone, but this native app screams and is beautifully polished. I look forward to wasting my life again through mobile scrolling.
Due to LinkedIn and GitHub, I get the occasional requests for technical positions. Generally it is recruiters, but sometimes it gets weird. The following is an email from a company after I ignored their initial interview request:
Hey Kevin, …Even though you haven’t responded to my invite to the dance, I’d love to share a few redeeming qualities about [REDACTED] to hopefully, open up a dialogue and change your mind?
In what corporate environment is it appropriate to compare my refusal of an interview to a dance? It is either offensively flirty or a slight on my behalf. Either way, it only solidifies my decision to ignore them.
Breaking Bad, please have a designer spend a day or two updating your opening credits. The combination of poor typeface and grating colors has me avoiding the show in its entirety and my disdain is spreading.
Coincidentally, the same channel, AMC, has my two favorite intros: Mad Men and The Walking Dead, though I doubt there is some overseeing power of TV show introductions for the network.
Whoever said you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover didn’t have the Bundy typeface to worry about.
My last three programming assignments all involved weeks of planning that ultimately resulted in less than 100 lines of changes in a project with over 100,000 lines of code. And yet, every time we do a merge I wonder how so many coding paths were somehow effected.
Maybe it’s testament to how abstract our system has become that a CEO can come to us saying they want a fully fledged reward system and we can deliver with scalpel precision but it always feels like there should be more code.
I’ve been at this project since its birth and I’ve lost track of how many times it has been restructured. I’ve shaken off the desires to rebuild the system with every release and while we’re now on a skeleton crew, it all still feels manageable.
As we reach the tipping point of having to deal with large scale problems, it’ll be interesting to see how it all changes yet again.
At best. I hope the movie itself ends up being more interesting then the hobbled together shots of shrubbery and glam-emo character designs that constituted a trailer. I’m worried how a director known for Seabiscuit and Big will pull off a stylized, post-war action movie. Woody Harrelson’s hair was beautiful.
I’m going to have to start screening everyone who approaches our stoop. They will have to buzz in and show their identity. The only reason we would want to open the door is for either a friend, a neighbor, or a girl scout selling cookies.
If you come to my door providing a service and you don’t have a card or a phone number, I’m writing you off as sketchy. This is the modern age of the 10s. We use the Internet and do price comparisons on Yelp. We aren’t living in the 90s with neon green pants and Kris Kross so stop knocking on our door.
Today I considered mailing hand-written expressions of gratitude for every ‘like’ and ‘reply’ that I received from my peers of social networking. I think they’d all end up feeling pretty appreciative for being my Internet friend.
It irks me that with the upgrade to iOS5, not only are there 14 apps that I never use and cannot remove because they are first party, but there is now the Newsstand folder, which I cannot remove or even hide in a folder.
Update: I suppose I should have mentioned that I already put it in a folder using the fast swap technique but it would have defeated my rant to some degree. I’m just talking about basic user options and how our iPhone’s are full of bloatware.