The Right and the Wrong Kind of Recruiters

Posted in Hiring, Rant

Maybe it’s hiring season, but I had a particularly bad day today fending off tech recruiters. I count: 4 LinkedIn requests 2 random emails[1] 23 unsolicited cold calls Sadly, the increasing volume of spam no …

Romantizing the Trivial

Posted in Computing, Rant

Everybody loves a good Apple rumor. It seems like for the past few years, predicting what kind of hardware and software big companies will show off is a sport in and of itself, and the …

“Growth Hackers” are all Around Us

Posted in Thoughts, Work

“Growth hacking” is the hot new software job of 2012. Except that it isn’t. Beyond the somewhat forced proclamations by a few bloggers, trying to optimize for growth via combinations of programming, SEO, A/B testing, …