The “Computers” Section of the Bookstore

Posted in Places

I ran into the local Barnes & Noble today to grab a coffee. It’s been a while, but the well-publicized demise of the traditional bookstore and now literature on paper in general has taken its …

Stop Trying to Hire Just “A” Players

Posted in Hiring, Startups

Interviewing and hiring sure has become a hot topic recently in the tech. space, from startups to big companies. From problems with technical interviews to major companies acqu-hiring startups for their engineers to analyzing talent …

Social Exit

Posted in Apps, Social, Work

This is a post I wrote a little over a year ago on my old blog, but still resonates with me and its contents are relevant to this blog. It’s not plagiarism if you copy …

From Front-End to Full-Stack Engineer

Posted in Engineering, Front-End

Front-end (FE) engineering is a relatively new specialization of software engineering, come of age because of the increasing complexity of front-end web development. Its precursor and cousin is the applications engineer – both involve coding an …

Conducting Developer Interviews

Posted in Engineering, Interview

Some comments from my last post and on Hacker News brought up an interesting point: it’s not easy to conduct software engineering interviews. If you’ve ever looked for a job as a developer, chances are …

The Incessant Whine of Web Designers

Posted in Rant, Web Design

I can’t be the first person to think that web designers – often, freelancers as a group – spend more time and energy telling everybody else that that their work is important. In particular, it …

Web Typography, then and Now

Posted in Web Design

I realized today at work that this site’s title font-face wasn’t loading. Figuring a long night ahead of debugging the WebFont Loader that’s trying to grab the Raleway font (it is quite elegant, the fallback “sans-serif” font …

Designing this Blog

Posted in Blog, Web Design

It took me three and a half months to create the theme for this blog. Ok, so I was on-and-off, and many nights I was just too tired from coding at work to do any …

Oh wow, Yet Another Blog…

Posted in Blog

It’s always fun to do the first post of a blog. Like writing the first lines of code in a project, there’s always this call of potential and unrealized greatness a blank canvas affords. Yes, …