In Defense of Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

Music that challenged me in 2015, part one I haven’t written a “favorite albums” list in a few years, mostly because I realized that mine were virtually identical to most of those my friends would write up. That’s one of the unfortunate downsides of having friends in the music industry: if a band gets enough hype […]

Task managers are tough

The problem with productivity apps Wunderlist, Trello, Todoist, OmniFocus. 2do. GoodTask. Things. Toodledo. Evernote and Asana. Those are just the task managers that immediately come to mind, and there’s hundreds more. I have to imagine that most smartphone users haven’t even heard of these apps. That’s probably why there’s such an apparent subculture around each […]

Apple Music Connect, the experiment

Federico Viticci of MacStories wrote this yesterday and it got me thinking about Apple Music Connect, which I’ve started to check daily: The responses to this tweet are varied, but they generally echo the sentiment that I’ve been seeing in music industry writing: it’s largely doomed to fail. The UX is somewhat crap (not denying […]

Share that you’re still learning (because everyone else is, too)

The Internet is amazing, and Twitter is amazing. I know someone just wrote a post about how Twitter is dying, but the communities of people who are using it in the correct, intended way are great. I bring this up because earlier today, for the first time, I tweeted something that sort of went viral. […]

The misanthropy in product management

When I started product managing, I quickly came across and fell in love with the Cranky Product Manager blog. It was everything that I had just started to experience as a new PM — the constant fight for attention in the roadmap, the terribly-defined feature requests, the working ridiculously late for reasons I couldn’t really justify for […]

Many voices, but only me in the room

There’s an interview with Annie Clark and David Byrne in which they describe their working relationship for Love This Giant: DB: This was a more intertwined collaboration than most I’ve done. In many ways it was more democratic — we were constantly bouncing what we were doing off one another. Which is creatively great, but also […]