Captain Picard, Enterprise CEO
Benedict Cumberbatch Lied To Me And Broke My Heart
I enjoyed analyzing Captain Janeway’s style of leadership as compared to a startup CEO in the first part of a three-part essay on Star Trek captains and leadership. In the second part, I get to tackle my favorite captain of them all: Jean-Luc Picard. I’ll be talking about how Picard’s style of management is ideal […]
Give thanks for open source software developers
Ever wondered how Frankenstein’s Creature learned to speak? He listened to an impoverished professor reading aloud and explaining one of the greatest books of the Enlightenment. Those of you who recently saw the brilliant Frankenstein/Creature role swap done by Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller by the National Theater will remember that De Lacey used […]
Rest in Peace, Richard Thomas: Creator, Wizard, Good Man.
They make the world go round. Open source developers and plugin devs are the people that make small technical businesses possible. They’re the folks who spend their time working hard to make obscure pieces of software that most of us will never see into something that is beautiful and usable. Without the major CMSes, many […]
My friend Richard Thomas was a digital wizard. That accolade is frequently given to the undeserving, the merely brilliant, the commonly bright. There is a true paucity of men who deeply deserve that encomium, sadly bestowed only after his death…by me, and by the few who were his colleagues, partners, and friends. I am intelligent […]