I’ve always used wireless headphones for my Zoom conferencing. I’ve been fortunate to always be able to afford top of the line (at the time) Bose noise canceling headphones. My voice sounded OK to others. But just OK. My new job starts one week from tomorrow and I’ve decided to use my new employer’s home-office … Continue reading A good microphone and headphones for Zooming
Job search timeline
Here's a timeline and commentary about my recent job search. I hope it’s useful to others. 2021-12-09: I decided it was time to look for a new job. I wasn't yet clear about the desired position, industries, or company attributes. I had possibilities for each but they weren't crisp nor prioritized. The clarity would come … Continue reading Job search timeline
My last day at CMB
Tomorrow is my last day at Coffee Meets Bagel.It’s been a great five years. I helped move the company forward, had fun, and learned some new technologies.I’m taking two weeks off and then starting a new adventure. To be continued!
Hacker News libertarians
The naive libertarianism of Hacker News is getting to be a bit much. That’s painting with a broad brush but whatever.
Online dating app wisdom
Lots of accumulated wisdom in this Reddit thread about Redditors who’ve worked for dating companies.
To Kill a Mockingbird
One of the greatest scenes and lines of all time: “Jean Louise. Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’.” — Rev. Sykes (Bill Walker) from “To Kill a Mockingbird”
The 1951 Scrooge, with Alastair Sim and Kathleen Harrison, is the best version. Trailer.
Ember customer service
I've had a 10 oz. Ember coffee mug for years. A friend gave it to me as a Christmas gift. If you don't know what an Ember mug is, it's a mug with a built-in rechargeable battery, heater, temperature and accelerometer sensors, colored LED status indicator, and Bluetooth. And it has a smartphone app. Your … Continue reading Ember customer service
Good grief. Racism and right-wing bigotry is on the rise on LinkedIn. Some of the espoused views are morally repugnant. Has it been there for some time and I’m noticing it only now?
Great moments in LinkedIn
On posts celebrating the ascendency of powerful female politicians, some LinkedIn users are commenting that Kamala Harris is a prostitute who “advanced her career on her back.” Classy.