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Published on July 21, 2017

This book update is quickly turning into a much larger project. May need to adjust the release date…

Logbook: July 14, 2017

Published on July 14, 2017

I’ve always wanted to learn to skateboard. Today I finally got one, along with my first injury (a very sore tailbone). Going to take a lot of practice, but I’m not giving up any time soon.

Logbook: July 12, 2017

Published on July 12, 2017

I’m digging deeper and deeper into how to make a business case for certain projects. This is entirely new territory for me. I’ve never worried about proving business value before, more or less followed my gut and had things work out just fine. But this, obviously, isn’t sustainable (especially at a fast-growing company).

Along with it, I’m researching how to communicate my arguments and findings more effectively. I’m quickly becoming fascinated with communication and presenting ideas persuasively and think it could become a big focus of my work (both personal and professional) moving forward. I’ll likely be writing more about it soon.

Fabio's a Little Horse

Published on July 12, 2017

Had to post this for posterity. A throwback to the 2014 (I think) edition of Litmus Live, in which Fabio mentioned during his talk that he was, “a little hoarse”. I took that to its natural conclusion and here we are today, in 2017.

fabio as a horse

Designed Lines

Published on July 11, 2017

From Ethan Marcotte:

Internet access—much like healthcare, education, and food—should be a universal right. But clearly, we’re not there yet. (Not least as a result of the policies pursued by Ajit Pai’s FCC, which will likely make these inequalities even more severe.) Until the point that every person enjoys a broadband connection that’s fast, reliable, and affordable, it’s on us to make our designs as widely accessible as possible.

How We Work: Product Management at Litmus

Published on July 10, 2017

Had a fun time chatting with the folks at CloudApp about how we get things done at Litmus. CloudApp is one of my most-used tools, so it’s especially cool seeing my mug up on their blog.