Pursuing change

When I came back to dust this blog off, I realized I’ve had some more thoughts on the topic of how to push companies in the direction you want to see them go since I posted about Facebook.

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Biking to the beach on a Brompton

A friend saw my Instagram story this morning in which I mentioned biking to the beach and had a photo of my umbrella set up in the sand. She asked how I attached the umbrella to the bike, and suggested I blog about it because she’d tried searching for solutions previously and had no luck.

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Facebook won't stop

A Facebook recruiter emailed me last week about a role leading a new team. I just got off the phone. Normally I wouldn’t convey what a company has briefed me on in an interview, but hey, Facebook has no qualms with collecting information and there was no NDA, so I figure I can collect and share theirs: Basically, they’re building a recruiting tool that he made it seem like was for internal use, but listening a little deeper, it seems like they want to do something like LinkedIn meets Greenhouse.io meets Netflix suggestions. They want to ‘give applicants an opportunity to be more engaged in what opportunities are available, and what roles people have been successful in’. It sounds like they’re going to do this in the same creepy facebook-y way of scraping any information about you that they can find to paint a picture of candidates for recruiters.

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A Wireless Future

If you pay attention to the Apple rumor mill at all, there’s a recurring notion that this year’s iPhone (whatever number it ends up getting) will support wireless charging. Big deal, right? Various phones have had some sort of wireless inductive charing for years, but it’s never caught on. The inherent problem with those is that you need to place your phone somewhere specific. That’s less useful than cable charging in some sense, because at least you can be 100% certain a cable is plugged in.

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2015 in Review

This has probably been the most exciting year of my life. In 2015, I

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Apple's response to this whole NFC/CurrentC thing

Apple, to Business Insider

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Thoughts on the Watch

I remember when the iPhone was originally announced in January 2007. I was excited, to say the least. I mean, I worked at an Apple Store at the time, but the iPhone’s potential to change everything was clearly there. I anxiously looked forward to the phone’s June release, speculating on so much of how it would work and change how we interact with our phones and one another. This wasn’t just a new approach to making a cell phone, it was a miniaturization of desktop computing in a way that hadn’t been successfully acheived before.

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Web Spec Stability

I was browsing Twitter the other day and I saw this tweet:

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Dropping support

I’m typing this on a plane back from my first trip to Europe, and while there I had an experience that I thought was worth sharing.

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