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Seventh Wonder: Inner Enemy

This week's post is the start of a little series of music videos by up and coming Progressive Metal / Progressive Rock bands I listen to. This song's Inner Enemy by Seventh Wonder. [youtube i2lmXuNS0u0] Read more

Robin Christopherson – Technology – The Power And The Promise

Some time ago I wrote about Robin Christopherson's talk on accessible and inclusive design at beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2014. A video of this excellent talk is now online: Robin Christopherson – Technology - The Power And The Promise – beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2014 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

On Hiring Developers

Laurie Voss, CTO at npm posted an interesting article on why many companies aren't able to hire good developers in spite of elaborate hiring and interviewing processes. It's a rather lengthy post but very much worth the read. The gist is this: Don't hire someone for what they know already, hire someone for potential and eagerness to grow. Hire people capable of both solving complex problems and communicating clearly. Last not least: Don't hire assholes. The author's own TL;DR is this: Many interview ... Read more

Zen Design Principles

Following up on last week's post about Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind I came across an interesting article on Co.Design about 7 Design Principles, Inspired By Zen Wisdom. These principles build upon a concept called shibumi: To understand the Zen principles, a good starting point is shibumi. It is an overarching concept, an ideal. It has no precise definition in Japanese, but its meaning is reserved for objects and experiences that exhibit in paradox and all at once the very best of ... Read more

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