Slack and user on boarding

I’m sure CurrencyTransfer is not alone in this; but Slack has taken over in inter-company communication. There’s something about it’s sheer simplicity and exploratory use that makes it a pleasure to use.There’s a great teardown over at useronboard.com...

Thanks, Steve

It’s a very sad day. Steve Jobs has passed away. I think it would be very fair to say that he has ultimately achieved his dream to ‘put a dent in the universe.’ What an awe-inspiringly large dream, yet he made it. Thank you...

“and they have this thing called”

When telling an anecdote involving a topic that the audience might not be familiar with, it’s a good idea to lead into any technical aspect by saying something along the lines of: “and they have this thing called x, and x basically works like...

Skip the first paragraph

A while ago I read the book “On Writing Well” (amazon affiliate link) by William K. Zinsser. A fantastic book on how to write non-fiction. Amongst the many great suggestions made in the book, there is one suggestion that I find most useful: skip the first...

Safari 4 tabs need improving

The Safari 4 Beta brought some much needed improvements to the browser, and the changes are noticable. The browser is snappier, more intuitive and has moved its relationship with the web standards to the next level. Great, except the tabs are frustrating to use at...

Apple without Jobs

Apple announced firmware version 3.0 for the iPhone yesterday, and the whole blogosphere was abuzz about the new features it brings. Except this time Steve Jobs wasn’t being mentioned at all. Perhaps Steve Jobs was right in stepping off the limelight and allow...

“Tribes” audiobook free at Audible

So someone over at Audible decided to offer Seth Godins’ latest book, Tribes, for free. Not sure how long this promotion will go on for, so get it while it’s hot! You’ll need an Audible.com account, which is free and doesn’t take too long to...

The little secret about experiences

NYTimes posted an interview with the social psychologist, Daniel Gilbert. The best part is this quote: “Another thing we know from studies is that people tend to take more pleasure in experiences than in things. […] One reason for this is that experiences...

DSA Practical Driving Test search script

I’ve recently had to hastily pass my practical driving test as my theory test certificate was about to expire. It’s a little well known fact that some areas are well known for their long waiting periods. Hello Isleworth in London. There’s a 1-2 month...

2 Great Quotes from Dali

“There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.” – Salvador Dali “I’m in a permanent state of intellectual erection.” – Salvador Dali