Not my normal Saturday

Not my normal Saturday

So I spent most of yesterday staring at a computer screen which is definitely not how I prefer to spend my weekends. When you work in technology there’s an understanding that some portion of your nights and weekends you’ll spend ‘practicing’ for your day job.  If you’re in a startup there’s the added fun that …

Where in the world is Mike?

Where in the world is Mike?

Well I’m in San Francisco, obviously.   Or perhaps not so obviously?  We travel around a lot so it can be hard to say where we are on any given Sunday.  Today though?  I’m sitting at my desk, Cat firmly ensconced in my lap with a stunning view of our high rise neighborhood behind my …

Storytellers

Storytellers

I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of storytellers and how they’ve evolved over time.   I’ve been a heavy reader since first grade when I taught myself the basics.  I never really learned how to sound out words, I’d point to words and get someone to say them and I learned to recognize the shape …

I might not agree with myself in a year

I might not agree with myself in a year

But I probably will. If you’ve known me for any length of time, you probably know I’m a big Aisha Tyler fan.  Not literally big; despite what the picture here portrays she’s VERY much taller than me.  Very much.  She crouched down to make me feel better.  The title of my post is a quote from …

Why do I take so many damn pictures?

Why do I take so many damn pictures?

Good question! Glad no one asked. It’s definitely not to make money. It’s easy to assume that no one can make money as a photographer anymore with the proliferation of tools that lower the bar of entry, but photography has almost never been about the technical prowess of the photographer.  Instead it’s about telling a story …

I really need a shower. And a nap.

After a 3 day weekend camping it’s looking like a quiet week this week. I’m looking forward to having tons of time to work on my backlog of photos to process and develop as I’m already 2 trips behind and if I’m not careful it’s going to get even more out of hand at the …

It’s been (almost) exactly 2 years…

Since I’ve posted anything here. I could have held off another 12 days and made it exact but that seems overly arbitrary and a bit OCD.    I’ve fallen into the easy trap of using FB to power my little life stream, but the format there for deep thoughts just isn’t there.  Plus old content …

Hiring Games Part 2: The Perfect Candidate

Part 1 is here if you missed it. First off let’s agree on this: there is no such thing. The rockstar / high performer will have zero social or soft skills. The rock steady consistent performer probably won’t wow you with their ingenuity. The friendliest most agreeable most likeable person will probably be useless. This …

No hiring post, but neat tech

I managed to re-sprain my ankle to some degree this weekend during the Spartan run so I’m less than happy. The trip wasn’t a total wash; I got to play with some alpha tech from work and broadcast a buncha podcasts from everywhere along the way.   If you’re bored give it a listen!