What I saw this week #6: October 6, 2013
There was no link list last week because I was at the beach. And this week I’m a few days late because our team had a half-day with some festivities. My apologies. I hope this week’s video-heavy list makes up for having none last week.
A private company puts satellites in orbit. No big deal. Photo via Elon Musk on Twitter.
Video: Day One Journal – What a great video by Adam Lisagor and company for Day One. For people who make apps or services, this is how to make a video that showcases the application in use and the purpose behind the application.
Talking About Failure – Greg Knauss thinks that we should be more open to talking about our failures. Not just the small mistakes we make but also the big, heart-wrenching ones. I agree.
Videos: Talks from WebStock 2013 – A great conference in a country I absolutely need to visit.
Video: Steve Ballmer’s tearful goodbye – I have to say this entire farewell is just downright creepy. Microsoft’s financial success under Ballmer cannot be denied. Their failure in the computing, mobile, and services spaces though can’t be denied either. Windows and Office were rockets to the moon that lifted off decades ago and Ballmer somehow managed to keep them relatively on course. I’m glad to see him go as I see a lot of potential for Microsoft in the coming decades.
A case for something, anything more simple than WordPress – A post this week by your’s truly. Over 7,000 individuals around the world have read it so far. If you are a web developer and haven’t yet, give it a read. I hope you agree.
My “read later” list is completely jammed. I hope to eat through a few today and through the week so that next week we have some gems. Have a great weekend.