QA and KPIs – What Really Matters?

Measuring the success rate of your QA group isn’t always the easiest thing to get a good read on. Any number of factors like size of your team, relationship with the dev group, location, experience level, and a host of other variables can greatly affect not only their performance, but how you can monitor and…

MWC 2014 – Low End is the New High End

MWC promises to be the sort of expo that delights and entices tech enthusiasts the world over. New gadgets, toys, gizmos and of course mobile devices are unveiled to the public, in the hopes of generating significant buzz and showing the world what the new big thing will be. Granted, it doesn’t showcase *everything*, and…

Being Buffy – The Effective Manager

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a great example of cult television. It had a relatively small but rabid fanbase, was timed perfectly so it ran just as the internet and internet culture was taking off, and featured content that was actually deeper than the “monster of the week” image it had on the surface. Buffy…

A Brief Time With The Nexus 5

  Tech enthusiasts all know the “itch”. It’s the feeling you get when you are feeling a little bored with whatever gadgets you have, and the urge to try something new becomes so palpable that you can practically feel it on your skin. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with your current level of gadgetry, it still…

The Toxicity of Fanboyism

In just about every market where there are directly competing products, you will soon see people form into groups. One group prefers product A, while the other group prefers product B. This makes sense, we all have personal preferences, and we all put a different weight on the strengths and weaknesses of any particular product.…

Turning a Loss Into a Win

Over the weekend, there has been a small hubub regarding an indie game, Dark Matter, that left quite a few customers less than thrilled. The story, as found on Kotaku, has riled up a fair number of gamers. The PC game, available on Steam, was originally a Kickstarter project that did not meet funding goals.…