In April 2016, Google Play Music added the ability to play podcasts through its Android app. “Finally,” everyone said, “Google has their own podcast feature like Apple added to iTunes ten years ago!” …and so, all was right with the world. Well, not really, because Google really screwed it up. First off, they only support […]Read More You shouldn’t use Google Play Music for Podcasts…unless you’re a podcaster
Two weeks ago, I went on a nice long vacation with my wife. While walking back to our hotel from a restaurant, I saw a QR code with a Lyft ad taped to a post. I scanned the QR code and got credits for Lyft. I think it was $50 in credit…or maybe it was […]Read More Lyft my spirits? Nope.
A while back, Huffington Post published an interesting article on Monster.com, my former employer. While I agree with most of the article, I think it’s only partly right. “It wasn’t a technology failure; it was a leadership failure.” Actually, it was both. The leadership failure caused the technology failure. Sal and other Monster leadership focused […]Read More Monster’s problem was putting sales before tech
Let me tell you a story… At the start of 2002, DoubleClick purchased NetGravity. It was a company that had an enterprise ad server, so it seemed like a natural fit. The product was renamed to “DART Enterprise” and was a product people could buy and install on their own servers. It was really a […]Read More Important lesson for coders: Don’t use open redirects!
Yes, it’s true. Although I did not make the decision to do this, I am the sole person responsible for coding it. Ugh. Emphasis is mine. Comic Sans is theirs. Dear Monster Associates: With 15.5M monthly Unique Visitors and more than 10% reach of the entire Internet, Monster is widely recognized as the leader in […]Read More I feel like I need another shower after working on this…
I’m still trying to finish up the new online registration system for Anime Boston 2004. When it’s done, it’s gonna be seriously sweet…but to keep from going completely insane (hours and hours of Perl coding can do that to a person), I’ve been messing around with some pages. The AMV rules and some of the […]Read More Anime Boston 2004: The Web Site