Archive for the 'Rant' Category

Twitter Security Smackdown

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Today Twitter announced a few distinct policy changes for clients of their API, all wrapped up under the banner of improved security permissions for end-users. The best response I’ve seen yet is from John Gruber, who smells something funny in the deli. I tend to agree. The announcements today comprise some useful security enhancements, but […]

Venture Capital’s Biggest Fear

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I enjoy running my own business. One of the things I find most interesting is learning about business mechanics from a completely hands-on perspective. While I would not classify my education as nearly complete, in the several years I’ve run Red Sweater I have a learned a few objective truths about all businesses, and many […]

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 […]

Staying In Touch

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Update: I originally cited the content of a customer’s email in this post, and although I didn’t reveal her identity, I don’t think this was appropriate or particularly constructive. Mea culpa. In the future I will never cite the contents of a customer’s private email, no matter how anonymously, unless they have expressly permitted me […]