Dion Almaer

technologist, product engineer and human dev aggregator

How I have lost over 100 pounds and don’t know how

Experimenting to a better life

I have lost more than 100 pounds since last September. I have many mixed…

Howzat! Learnings from the sport of cricket and how they relate to technology

Funny story. My PR team reached out with a fun request to answer questions on the great game of…

Abstractions: Does your code tell a good story?

I have always been fascinated with how we structure the code and architecture of our systems. Over the years I have found it fascinating…

Standardized containers are great, but I am most excited about the innovation in the ships!

Standardization. We are seeing another go-around thanks to the enthusiasm around…

Publications edited by Dion Almaer

The ramblings of Ben and Dion (formerly: Set Direction, Ajaxians, webOSians, Mozillans, and more)

Flow Diagram: Immigration Reform and a Distributed Workforce

There has been a lot of talk on two orthogonal but related topics:

  • Should we (where “we” == US but can

When expectations are low, give yourself time to raise the bar, and enjoy it!

Given my history with webOS devices I think I enjoy a good retrospective of what went wrong on the way…

Rock Climbing through Change

It feels like organizational change is the only constant in Corporate America. Sometimes I actually view this as a good thing: we should always have a flow of

Tetris and software development

Building your mind, one brick at a time

“Reading and experience train your model of the world. And even if you forget the experience or what you read, its effect on…

How Slack built a well loved product going against Peter Thiel and app fashion

I enjoy watching companies do fantastically well against the grain. It is the opposite of…

Mean people, incentives, and timing

I had three threads converge at the same time:

Mean people, incentives, time and timing