Devin Reams wearing a teal shirt in front of a teal sign that says 'trouble'

Howdy! I’m Devin. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial. I’m a technologist living in Denver, Colorado.

Mindfire: Download free for 48 hours

Scott Berkun’s latest book is available for download for free over the next day or so. He’s a great author (Making Things Happen is a must-read for project managers) and moving into the self-publishing realm. Spread the word and support good books!

WordPress Post Formats Admin UI

I’m pretty excited to see the Post Formats plugin (from the team at Crowd Favorite) released. I’ve been using it for a bit now on my blogs since it’s integrated into my new FavePersonal theme. I hope to see this get traction in the community…

Live Bats!

This is a treat: every fall Rob Mies, the director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, visits the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and brings some bats with him. They’re misunderstood (they’re a cornerstone in many ecosystems as they eat insects, pollenate, and spread seeds) and actually kinda cute. This gal, a flying fox bat, is almost 3 feet tall.

2011/2012 Opening Dates for Ski Resorts in Colorado

It’s about time to start thinking about snow and skiing here in Colorado. I’ve started warming up the Colorado Snow blog accordingly with an overview of all opening dates across the state. If you ski or snowboard, this is your source for everything of interest.

6th Annual Denver Zombie Crawl

This weekend is the 6th annual Zombie Crawl here in Denver. @dannynewman has done a great job organizing such a big event. It continues to set world records. Its a ton of fun to come watch, participate, dress up, wear gross makeup and very family-friendly. Check out the site and we’ll see you there on Saturday.

Commit Logs From Last Night

We at Crowd Favorite get email notifications for every commit in the company. This leads to some fairly entertaining commit messages coming across. Mine typically consist of “oops, forgot semicolon” just because I don’t know what I’m doing. I can see how this site could take off pretty quickly in the developer community. (via @kottke)

Simply put: didn’t Apple miss Wall Street’s Q4 exp…

Simply put: didn’t Apple miss Wall Street’s Q4 expectations because they did not release a new phone in July?

Monktobefest in Portland, ME

I had a great time at the first-ever Monktoberfest conference last Thursday (October 6, 2011). By day: an intimate “social” conference. By night: a wonderful meal with world-class beer pairings. Cheers to all the speakers, sponsors, and participants; I enjoyed every minute.

The iPhone Portfolio

Here’s a must-read from Horace Dediu on the iPhone portfolio. This is the kind of subtle strategy by Apple that shifts the iPhone from a gadget owned by a few privileged to a world device owned by everyone. It doesn’t happen overnight but suddenly, in a year or so, people look back and think: how did they do this?


If you haven’t heard about it yet: Percolate is my new must-read daily digest. It’s set up to send a daily email to me after going through all my various sources (friends) and finding what is most important and talked about. The digest is cool but the website is even more slick. Plus, Noah is pretty good at this internet stuff so just realize it’s bound to be great. Click here for a super secret invitation to get in before anyone else.