Category Archive for: ‘Tech’

Men at lunch outside Amazon's HQ

An Open Letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon’s success has inspired innovation across the technology sector, but it’s been relatively silent in response to its harmful impacts on Seattle and women.

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Google Now Studying “Suers”

More evidence of why I’m clearly not smart enough to work there.

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Shazam Autorecording: Can’t Turn It Off

I’ve uninstalled Shazam on iOS as it recently stopped allowing users to turn off auto-recording. I don’t want the app running down my battery listening for audio as I go about my day. I’m surprised this kind of UX “feature” made it through Apple’s store review process — it’s a bit of a privacy violation.

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The ManageWP Affiliate Program

Play Smart with ManageWP from ManageWP on Vimeo. Recently, I reviewed ManageWP for Tuts+ (coming soon). I was incredibly impressed with the quality of the service and its benefits — namely, the ability to update WordPress, themes and plugins for a network of sites with a few clicks from a unified dashboard. Turns out, they offer a compelling affiliate program …

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Capital One Credit Card Fraud Detection Stupidly Shuts Down Accounts

Final Update 10/15/15: After emailing with the Capital One support person below and given that they’d provided the credit that I asked for, I reactivated my accounts to give the new text alert system a try. Their exec support team called and made it quick and easy to reactivate the accounts. We’ll see how it goes. Update: I received the following response …

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Jeff Bezos and Tom Cruise

Seattle’s Coming ‘Amazocalypse’

Amazon’s male programmers struggling to find bathrooms will soon be able to walk home to pee.

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Seattle Traffic Has Grown With Amazon

After reading John Cook’s The worst cities for traffic jams: Where booming Seattle and San Francisco rank at GeekWire, I decided to chart my earlier estimates of Amazon’s employee headcount against INRIX’s Seattle traffic studies. The amount of time a Seattle resident spends annually in traffic roughly parallels Amazon’s employee growth that past five years. INRIX reports the average Seattle resident …

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