Colin Devroe

Senior Vice President Condron Media

Reverse engineer. Blogger. Investor. Photographer Hiker. Kayaker.

Recent posts

What I saw this week #36: March 24, 2017

Chrome v57 is really cramping my style. It only shows me the last few days of browsing history. I hope they fix this issue soon. So, this week is a little light as a result. Sorry. Bullet Journal – I’ve been meaning to try this for a few years and so starting on Monday I […]

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What should a conference look like in 2017?

Karla Porter: I find myself searching for the value of spending a boatload of money and travel time to attend conferences. Not just for myself, but for you too. After all, that could be vacation time and money. If you read my blog you already know that I see value in attending events. I write about it […]

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Andrew Ng on the impact of AI

Andrew Ng resigns from Baidu to focus on helping AI impact more companies and industries. In his resignation post he mentions the impact AI is having, and will continue to have, on every part of life: Just as electricity transformed many industries roughly 100 years ago, AI will also now change nearly every major industry — healthcare, […]

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The new MacBook Pro with Touchbar

Sarah Parmenter: By the time 2016 rolled around, I was overdue an upgrade and I thought the new MacBook Pro’s were enough of an upgrade to warrant a new purchase. After all, it had been 4 years. A lifetime in hardware you use every day. I was in the exact same boat as Sarah. I […]

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Clips

Apple: Introducing Clips. A new iOS app for making and sharing fun videos with text, effects, graphics, and more. I’ve been looking for an app like this for a long time. The Verge describes how I think I’ll use this app. My best guess is because the default camera app is still something that’s supposed to […]

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How do you get work?

Aspiring freelancers always ask this question. Lara Schenck answers: I tell people I’m looking for work. Then, while I wait for referrals, I do a bunch of stuff for free. That includes talking at meetups, doing free workshops, and writing blog posts. Finally, I cross my fingers and have faith that it will come when […]

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What I saw this week #35: March 17, 2017

I took two weeks off for travel/vacation (and didn’t read much online during that time) so this list will likely be a bit all over the place and sparse. Dunbar’s Number – I’ve read about this a few times. Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and other things, reminded me of it in her TOI post this […]

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GitLab to open source Gitter

Jordan Novet for VentureBeat: GitLab won’t bundle it in its community edition or its enterprise edition yet, but it will open-source the Gitter code for others to build on, GitLab cofounder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij told VentureBeat in an interview. What’s happening now, though, is that as part of GitLab, Gitter is launching a new feature […]

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Attending Small Agency Idea Lab (SAIL) in Walt Disney World, Florida

Last week I attended SAIL, Second Wind’s Small Agency Idea Lab, at the Boardwalk Resort in Walt Disney World, Florida. This is the first marketing and advertising agency event that I’ve been to (usually attending technology or internet related events) and I really enjoyed myself and learned a lot. SAIL is pitched as a lab and […]

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CSS Grid

CSS Grid is rolling out to browsers. Firefox already, Chrome this week. Eric Meyer: For well more than a decade now, when asked what CSS needs more than anything, I’ve said it needs real, actual layout.  “A layout-shaped hole at its heart” is a phrase I may have used a fair few times. A nice […]

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I enjoyed a few relaxing days in sunny Florida. Coming back to the cold is tough but I’m ready to get back to being productive.

No-pressure blogging

Manton Reece: I love that blogs can scale from the trivial to the important. The microblog post about what you had for breakfast. The half-baked rant about something you’re passionate about. And sometimes, the rare essay that really hits the mark and makes people think. Publishing most of my “tweets” here first has led to […]

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Slingshot around the moon, for two

SpaceX: We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. That sentence makes me immeasurably happy. For most of my life I’ve been very disappointed in the human race’s collective efforts to explore space. I wasn’t even alive when the […]

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What I saw this week #34: February 24, 2017

Video: Ratchet Face – From a longer performance by Tom Thum who you may remember from this TEDx presentation. Amazing stuff. Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson on JRE – Joe Rogan had Tyson on his podcast. Two hours of nerding out and Rogan keeps up fairly well. Developer Tea – I stumbled across this podcast this […]

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What the FAA really just said about drone encounters

You’ll likely read a headline on your favorite news site today that reads as if the FAA has said drone strikes are up for 2016. And they likely are – as there are a lot, lot more drones in the air this year compared to last. However, what you won’t read is this bit from […]

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Arguments aren’t parameters

Eevee on the names of things in programming languages: Part of the problem here is that we’re not actually doing computer science. We’re doing programming, with a wide variety (hundreds!) of imperfect languages with different combinations of features and restrictions. There are only so many words to go around, so the same names get used […]

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