Writing

Featured essays

politics

The Republican Party’s Last Burp of Hope

Why I’m optimistic about America—even if Trump gets re-elected

social media

Move away and fix things

I am deleting my Facebook account, but I am not unfriending you. #DeleteFacebook #StopHateForProfit

management

Spotify’s Failed #SquadGoals

“The Spotify model” got a bunch of companies talking like Taylor Swift about startup culture, but four former Spotify employees reveal the truth: its eponymous way of working failed before it scaled.

Featured conference talks

Web Monetization

3 wins Web Monetization needs to succeed in 2021

Future of Micropayments lightning talk

API

JSON API: Your smart default

The JSONAPI.org specification should be your smart default for designing Web APIs.

API

How Fitbit’s API makes the world move

Scaling the Fitbit Web API strategy and engineering practices

Featured interviews

remote work

Balance the Grind interview

A converation about work–life balance as a remote worker at a fully distributed company

side project

Net magazine side project of the month: Tab Tosser

My interview about Tab Tosser in Net magazine issue 321

journal

What is the meaning of life?

My answers to a younger friend who later committed suicide.

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