…as I started to feel this way, I happened to be chatting with transition the product into its own company ., a designer at Basecamp. He's also the original designer of Know Your , and has helped me
Jonas said this to me:
", go read what the homepage had before."
I went and did that.
"Okay. Go read it now with your changes."
I went and looked at my new site.
"See? Before, people looking at your site didn't know …
…20.8% "campfire" 26.9% "help" 35.4% " basecamp" 49.5%
This isn't earth shattering—this is exactly what you'd expect, and is the basis for the rudimentary classification we initially used.
With our data loaded and cleaned, we'll get started building a model. First, we'll split our total sample in two to get a "training" and a "test" set. We don't want to include all of our data in the "training" of …
How Has Tidied The routes.rb File on Next
Developer Advocate/Spokesperson/Evangelist at [ Francisco]
New Relic is the emerging standard for application performance management and wildly popular in theworld. They're looking for a unique individual who can nimbly walk the line between development and marketing while wearing an hat. Sounds …
…story a month starting inWe hope you find the companies of The Distance as interesting as we do and come back each month for more. (And while Basecamp is sponsoring the magazine, The Distance is editorially independent and we will not write about Basecamp customers.)
We'd also love to hear from you. If you know of any companies that would make good profile subjects, please let me know !
…shows the power of focus by shedding all their products except Basecamp and even renaming themselves to be just Basecamp . A company can can grow wild unless pruned and shaped to let in the maximum amount of sunlight, growing the most and ripest fruit. While a hard prune is common in the orchard, it's not so common in an organization. A very brave move.'
When I suggested this I was laughed at. So there! Patch Panels in the:A for Free-Space Optics…
Thank you to 37signals for Campfire and Basecamp.
Thank you to New Relic for making performance monitoring pleasant.
Thank you to Dropbox for hosting large design assets and important files.
Thank you to Hoefler & Frere-Jones for their typography, which we're using on this very blog.
Thank you to Typekit for serving …
…everything. The most important information should be shared in more permanent ways, such as through Basecamp or email.
Keep conversations public. It encourages participation, builds culture, and reduces the cognitive overhead of keeping up with one-on-one conversations that you feel more obligated to budget attention to. Many chat programs provide a searchable archive, which is useful when looking up specific conversations or looking for topics which have been discussed. With good discipline …
…the same time, I know there are many people with access to my email, my Dropbox, my Basecamp posts, and it would be irresponsible of me to rely on their collective good faith to keep this information secure.
I've settled on a simple solution that doesn't inconvenience the sender or receiver too terribly much (assuming they're both on modern, Unix-compatible machines) while making things considerably more difficult for any would-be eavesdroppers. Suppose I want to send an …
…of asynchronous communication channels our productivity looks the same as before. We use tools like Basecamp, GitHub, Skype and Campfire to get our things done and talk about our projects - from like code reviews to scope related discussions and everything else - without getting in the way of anyone who might be busy with something else, so when we end up working apart it isn't such a big deal since we are used to communicate and work in some sort of remote way.
But while some developers …
Keith Perhac and I are back with the 5th epsiode of the Kalzumeus podcast.
Keith and I both have experience working as consultants in software development and online marketing. People often ask us how to transition away from the feast-or-famine nature of freelancing, where you do very well when you're delivering engagements and getting them paid quickly, and then do very poorly when work dries up or you have invoice collection issues. One way to improve on this is building recurring …