Yesterday, on one of my favorite news sites, hacker news; Someone asked "What does my twitter app need to be successful in 8 days". It was in reference to a twitter mashup made for the two teams playing in the Super Bowl next weekend. You can see it here.
The responses were mostly negative, 'get a less obnixous design', 'solve a problem people have', 'cleveland isn't even in the superbowl'<--which you have to look pretty closely to even notice why this is criticism.
All of the criticism was unfounded. What exists is a niche ...
From Kasey, who can't keep his hands off of a design for more than 12 months given the opportunity, comes the new design, which I like a lot.
With that, I've added much more emphasis on my blog (its the homepage) utilized servee's display rule functionality to make it beautiful, and removed my resume (not looking for work...plenty happy with servee :)
What do you think?
If you're like any of the dozens of business owners or organization leads that I meet with week in and week out; then you don't give a second thought to the business that you are losing online every day.
Let me tell you a story:
A business owner I know in South-east Ohio was looking for a mobile paper shredding service.
She delegated the task to an intern, who immediately went to Google; They hired the company from a hit on a website, without ever opening the yellow pages.
The company had good reviews from clients, and a ...
My new (second) mom and dad (Maria's Parents) both got iPods for Christmas this year (actually, dad's was won in a raffle months ago, but they just got a computer with a working USB port..)
I thought I'd put this together for reference, beyond the typical, 'setup your iPod, buy from the iTunes store'
Just because you got an iPod, doesn't mean you have to ditch your current collection of CDs
Here's What you do
Open up iTunes and put one of your favorite CDs into your ...
I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.