Surviving UI Programming
I used to do primarily front-end web development (UI coding) before getting into the back-end stuff. The back-end stuff is less fiddly and feels more elegant. Whenever I do front-end work it always feels like I'm writing more code that I should be (generally to handle lots of edge cases). But I love creating a great user experience, and that means fiddly front-end code.
atw 
4 hours ago
State of Photo Sharing 2014
This has been on my mind recently as well. I was at a family reunion a few weeks back and sharing the photos from the event is way harder than it should be.
atw 
4 hours ago
That Wasn’t on the Schedule : alexking.org
That Wasn't on the Schedule: wherein I remind myself to get serious about time management.
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5 hours ago
Hear Me on the Unprofessional Podcast : alexking.org
In case you missed it, I was a guest on last week's episode of the Unprofessional podcast.
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7 hours ago
Cancer is Like Christmas
I was a guest on last week's episode of Unprofessional. It was a treat to podcast with my friend Dave again (and for the first time with Jamie). Give it a listen, I think we covered a few interesting topics and I got to give Dave a hard time. :)
atw  draft 
15 hours ago
Carrington Build v1.3 | Crowd Favorite
RT : Carrington Build v1.3: WordPress 3.9 compatibility for the Rich Text module.
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22 hours ago
NOLA Parade (clip) on Vimeo
We hired a brass band & had a parade for ’s first trip to NOLA. Short clip:
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5 days ago
So the Guys Got Me a Parade : alexking.org
So the guys got me a parade to commemorate my first trip to New Orleans.
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5 days ago
The Judge, 16th Hole : alexking.org
The Judge, 16th Hole. I think this is the hardest golf course I've ever played.
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7 days ago
Being Less of a Jerk About Faith
An interesting self-exploration by Anil.
atw 
8 days ago
Write Code Every Day
This starts next week for me (after vacation). I needed this as a kick in the patoot; I'm not making progress at the speed I want to on my current project and a big part of that is context switching costs for days when I don't get to code. We'll see how I do.
atw 
8 days ago
Executive Retreats
My retreat a few years back with Dan and Scott was awesome. I can see how doing it with just your own team would also be awesome; in a different way. There are definitely some ideas that require distance to soak in them properly.
atw 
9 days ago
Data Analytics That Matter
Integrating analytics into my next project is high on my list. Real usage data is entirely different than data reported by a small segment of users.
atw 
9 days ago
Newark Connectivity Issues
Sorry about my site and the site being down. Hopefully they will be back soon:
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11 days ago
Constants and Reading and Writing
simplicity and searchability too
atw  draft 
12 days ago
Heartbleed and Pinboard
> In layman's terms, the bug was the equivalent of asking a stranger "hey, what's up?" and having them tell you their most private thoughts, going on about their divorce, sharing their credit card info, whatever was on their mind at the time. You could keep asking "what's up" as often as you wanted, and hear new things each time. Worst of all, the stranger would have no recollection that it had happened.
atw  md 
12 days ago
Plupload 2.x in WordPress 3.9
I love seeing posts like this from WordPress core.
atw 
12 days ago
Blue Skies at Forest Hills : alexking.org
Blue Skies at Forest Hills: Today was a nice day for golf.
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15 days ago
An Inauspicious Start : alexking.org
What is there to do in Augusta when it rains?
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17 days ago
We’re Hiring: Front and Back-end Web Developers | Crowd Favorite
RT : We're Hiring: Front and Back-end Web Developers (in Denver, LA, Las Vegas).
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21 days ago
Twitter / iamdevloper: A diagram to help you decide ...
A diagram to help you decide whether or not you should deploy on a Friday at 5pm
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23 days ago
Practical Advice for the Obsessive Compulsive Traveler
Happily, I already follow most of these tips. I write this from the airport where I just learned that Frontier doesn't support Global Entry/TSA Pre-check. I expect this to be my last Frontier flight.
atw 
29 days ago
The GitHub Rug : alexking.org
The GitHub Rug and a follow-up on perspective.
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4 weeks ago
Twitter / gabrielverdon: This perfectly illustrates ...
RT : The fallacy of “I just want to play/code and not have to deal with social issues”:
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4 weeks ago
Perspective : alexking.org
Perspective: "We judge ourselves by our motivations and others by their actions."
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4 weeks ago
Episode 037: Long Live the King
Here's last night's recording of me on the DradCast. My thanks to Brad and Dre for having me on.
atw  draft 
5 weeks ago
Alex King: Invest in team building and creating value
My podcast interview on the Matt Report is now available. I think this turned out rather well, give it a listen.
atw  draft 
5 weeks ago
Just Start : alexking.org
Just Start - you can find lessons everywhere:
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5 weeks ago
The Programmer Productivity Paradox | Javalobby
That is why developers that plan their code before using the keyboard tend to outperform other developers.
atw  draft 
5 weeks ago
OneNote To Rule Them All
Nice rundown by Justin. I'm still not using a "digital junk drawer" app - they all seem too laden with navigation to make getting to what I want efficient. I'm content with my NVAlt + Dropbox sync + Mobile apps and an "all text all the time" solution for now.
atw 
5 weeks ago
Why I Recommend Writing For At Least An Hour A Day
But some form of regular writing is one of the best ways to give yourself time for reflection and analysis.
atw  daft 
5 weeks ago
He knew he was wrong
> If a cadet did something better than normal, his next attempt at the task would in all likelihood not be as good, whether or not he was praised. In the same way, if he performed unusually badly, his next attempt would probably be better, whether or not he was criticised. The trainer was attaching a causal interpretation to the fluctuations of a random process; simple regression to the mean.
md  atw  draft 
5 weeks ago
What Clients Don’t Know (and Why It’s Your Fault) by Mike Monteiro
Such a great presentation from Mike - I sent this to my team immediately after watching it. This is targeted at designers, but applicable to anyone in a services business or who works in a creative capacity.
atw 
6 weeks ago
Twitter / JamieDMJ: To celebrate the sun, here’s ...
Hilarity RT : To celebrate the sun, here’s some photos of men struggling to operate a baseball cap.
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6 weeks ago
Golfboard Safety Video - YouTube
I know we're all still a little butt-hurt about the huvr video...but the Golfboard should help fill the void
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6 weeks ago
You're paying to speak
This sort of entitlement crap really irks me. No one is making you speak at a conference; it's a choice. Expenses covered or not is just something you need to factor in when agreeing to be a speaker.
atw 
6 weeks ago
No Smartphone for Lent
I'm curious what Matt will miss most too. I'm curious what I would miss, but not enough to try it.
atw 
7 weeks ago
Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface
A really great look at productivity on an iPad/tablet. I use my iPad for consumption almost exclusively; the exception is wireframing.
atw 
7 weeks ago
DICK’S Sporting Goods – Baseball 2014 Gear in Action
This is the most impressive site I’ve seen in a long time.

Kudos &
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9 weeks ago
Where to Find Great Candidates
During our last round of hiring I kept data on where applicants were coming from, along with some metadata about each candidate. I've compiled the results in this post - perhaps useful to others in their hiring efforts.
atw 
9 weeks ago
On Selling Crowd Favorite : alexking.org
Why and how I decided to sell Crowd Favorite:
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9 weeks ago
Handling Freemium Customer Support
Solid and thorough exploration by Justin. Getting support right is really hard. Surprisingly so if you've never been on the offering side of it before.
atw 
9 weeks ago
sindresorhus/pageres
Get screenshots of websites in different resolutions
http://sindresorhus.com
screenshot  webpage 
9 weeks ago
Silhouette Man Wonders WTF is Wrong with Americans
As a sweeping generalization, I think Americans focus way too much on the small picture instead of the big picture. An application of systems theory makes more sense to me.
atw  draft 
9 weeks ago
Done Deal: VeloMedia and Crowd Favorite Join Forces | Crowd Favorite
This is a really good thing:

I will have some personal thoughts up in a blog post next week.
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9 weeks ago
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