Stan (and Eclaire): The Blind Apple Employee Who Upgraded My iPhone

While the iPhone 7 has some incredible engineering advances, it’s obvious Apple’s retail systems are intensely challenged by its annual upgrade cycle. In addition to its limited product availability, its website misdirected T-Mobile customers to visit Apple stores to join...

/ September 27, 2016
group meetings and scheduling

Scheduling with the Meeting Planner Preview

Scheduling Should Be Easier As some of you know, I’ve been writing an ongoing series about startups for Envato Tuts+ about a new scheduling service. Meeting Planner is now in its preview release. My goal is to make scheduling a meeting...

/ September 23, 2016
breast milk tsa

The Brilliance of Amtrak Security

Traveling in the Northwest by Amtrak was relaxing and beautiful. There were almost no lines and they seemed to know I was carrying a real laptop and had purchased my water at the train station. After having been felt up before a...

/ September 22, 2016

The Obvious Appeal of Political Disruption (and Donald Trump)

Donald Trump is a liar, a conman, a narcissist, a likely tax evader and a hypocritical, racist misogynist. Yet, any further effort to demonstrate this to voters is wasted energy. For most Americans, our quality of life is declining, the...

/ September 21, 2016

Notable comment on Success Ruining Seattle

I was touched by Adelaide McAllister’s comment on How Success is Ruining Seattle: I lived in Seattle my entire life. I was forced to move due to the cost of living doubling in that last few years. I am sickened...

/ September 18, 2016

Donald Trump’s Advertising on my Lefty Blog

Pretty funny (and a bit horrifying) to see Donald Trump’s internet team paying for ad placements on my lefty blog, but whatever. As long as he loses.

/ September 18, 2016

Apple.com Misleads T-Mobile Customers to Stores

It’s one thing to deliver an incredible product year after year managing global supply and demand, it’s another thing to stupidly mislead customers on your product launch website for a week. Apple’s iPhone Upgrade website instructs T-Mobile customers to enroll...

/ September 12, 2016