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The Problem with Github's "Contributions" Chart

Commits to GitHub are inputs. Working code in service of a solution is an output. Measure outputs, not inputs. Treat this graph like eye candy, nothing more.

The black box

A metaphor for the importance of communicating intent.

Outsourced Mind

Outsourcing your writing to AI is brilliant -- until it isn't.

Don’t go chasing Waterfall

Two principles that'll help you build better software, faster.

The Paradox of Miserable Data

Common sense tells us we should manage from data -- so why are all of us so miserable?

Making off-brand, on-brand

A quick example of how you can use a “brand lens” to create on-brand design from off-brand material.

What an AI researcher taught me about defeating professional depression

Neither robot nor researcher is immune to the professional blues - so let's fix it.

“Craft at scale” is a white whale

Designers and product-folk like to think of ourselves as craftspeople. We *care* about making great software. Is it possible to do it at scale?

Simple tips to rejuvenate how you schedule projects

How to do project management and schedules in a way people will actually enjoy it. (Bold claim, I know)

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