I’ve owned these Plantronics wireless earbuds for a while now but one thing really bugs me about them and in particular, the case design:

What bugs me is that the blue earbud on the left actually goes in the right ear. The black earbud goes in the left ear. Who would design a case where the earbud are positioned in the case as they go to their particular ear.

This is a huge flaw in my mind but got through design, management, user testing, management and out the door. Someone screwed up or worse, didn’t care about the end user.

Apple would never let this happen.

This looks like an interesting project. I need to dig in a bit. www.phlex.fun

Phlex — fast, object-oriented view framework for Ruby

Starting last 3 weeks of current main contract tomorrow. Looking forward to whatever is next. Hopefully a lead role on a Ruby on Rails project doing something important.


Introducing GitHub Copilot X · GitHub

RIP Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore, Intel Co-Founder, Dies at 94

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 24, 2023 – Intel and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today that company co-founder Gordon Moore has passed away at the age of 94.

The foundation reported he died peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2023, surrounded by family at his home in Hawaii.

Moore and his longtime colleague Robert Noyce founded Intel in July 1968. Moore initially served as executive vice president until 1975, when he became president. In 1979, Moore was named chairman of the board and chief executive officer, posts he held until 1987, when he gave up the CEO position and continued as chairman. In 1997, Moore became chairman emeritus, stepping down in 2006.

I’ve been spending some time using Notion AI lately and it surprisingly good. Since all the rage lately is ChatGPT, I wanted to compare the two.

Any one know if Notion is using its own technology?

I’ve been enjoying a show from the Magnolia network called The Craftsman. It’s mainly about woodworking but his philosophy applies to many professions; including software development and generally running a business that is build to last.

The Craftsman

I have learned a bunch from the show and can apply those lessons to everyday life, software development and my other hobbies.

As a bonus, the narration includes some great storytelling. The whole show is really well done.

Is Mastodon the Modern BBS?

Spending some time this morning exploring Mastodon. It’s definitely interesting and really looks to have serious traction. The distributed nature of it reminds me of the days I was fascinated by the BBS (Bulletin Board System).

I used to spend my nights going from one BBS to another looking for free software, pirated or not, while my friends were out chasing girls.

I have to withhold too much opinion just yet, but it feels pretty good.