Tanagram is a project idea I've been exploring built around two fundamental hypotheses about modern software.
Last week was officially my final week with Trustwork. I'll be joining the Issuing team at Stripe in a month, a relatively new team with a really audacious charter. In the lead-up to making my decision to leave, a couple of factors came together to bring my shields down.
Learn things that are harder than what you already know, not just what is adjacent.
The process of making a decision is not the same thing as the outcome of the decision — it's possible to have a well-made decision that results in a bad outcome, or to have a poorly-made decision that results in a good outcome…
There seems to be an inverse correlation between how much I pay for an Apple product and how much I enjoy using it …
When I was younger, I used to be easily frustrated when things weren't going my way. I would feel a surge of emotion wash over me, and I would indulge in that burning warmth while it lasted. The sensation was a strange combination of feeling powerful — a wave of pent-up energy coursing through me,... Continue Reading →
We all perceive the world differently. For me, one of these differences is that I don't have a mind's eye.
Recently, I had to make a straightforward change over dozens of files spread across our entire frontend codebase. I didn't like the idea of finding all the files and manually make the change; in the spirit of laziness-driven-development, I decided to figure out a way to script it. I'd discovered jscodeshift a few months ago... Continue Reading →