Archive for the 'Nostalgia' Category

Steve Jobs

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I was hired at Apple on May 13, 1996. I was twenty years old, and had been using a Mac for approximately two years, during which time I had been contracting for Apple on and off as a QA engineer, while I finished my B.A. at UC Santa Cruz. Gil Amelio was the CEO. I […]

Must Be Nice

Friday, February 25th, 2011

I just read a piece by Mike Monteiro of Mule Design, mostly about choosing clients who you can stand behind, but hinging on an anecdote about interviewing a prospective employee: I asked him if he agreed with how they made their money. He replied in the negative — he’d just done the design. I told […]

Blast From The Past

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Following the cues of friends Shawn Blanc, Marco Arment, and Neven Mrgan, among others, I’m digging in to the Red Sweater Blog archives to find some older posts that I think are worth reading, if you missed them the first time around. I love the idea of highlighting things that others have written, but since […]

Ask For Help

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

When I first started working at Apple, I was 18 years old. I was going to school at UC Santa Cruz and studying to be a computer programmer. Like my dad. I was lucky to end up as a Quality Assurance tester inside a software development group at Apple. I worked for the Software Update […]