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.

Visiting San Francisco

This past weekend Rachel’s family and I visited San Francisco for a little weekend getaway. We stayed in SoMA which is always a nice downtown experience. With Samovar Tea, SFMOMA, and an Apple Store within walking distance, what else could you ask for?

Questions and thoughts raised by #NewTwitter

Devin doesn’t tumble

…but he does write in the third person.

On changing icons

“Since iTunes is about to bypass CDs in sales, we thought it was appropriate to ditch the CD.” – Steve Jobs on the new iTunes 10 icon

Facebook Places prediction

Facebook is announcing something today. It’s some form of location-based blah social media stuff blah blah social graph blah blah thing. In short, everyone says Foursquare and Gowalla will be dead because FACEBOOK SMASH and the entire developed world will use Facebook’s offering over theirs. I doubt it. Put simply:

On tech writing

“Why ___ (popular company) should __ (buy destroy) ____ (other cool thing or company)” articles are so trite. They’re really:

Introducing Carrington Build for WordPress

The team at Crowd Favorite has been working on one of the most innovative drag-and-drop page layout tools I’ve ever seen. In fact, I can’t think of a web-based content management system with anything like this. We call it Carrington Build and it’s been very popular with current and potential clients alike. In fact, the ability to quickly create a page layout with drag-and-drop abilities helped me and the team build our own company website quickly and easily (no custom coding required).

Services for busy people

This is such a first world problem I thought about not posting it. But, I feel there’s an opportunity to make some money and make people happy. I hope I’m not the first to think of this…

Your current possessions

You will need to divide your current possessions into four major categories.

  1. Beautiful things.
  2. Emotionally important things.
  3. Tools, devices, and appliances that efficiently perform a useful function.
  4. Everything else.

You should include your email address in your signature

Most people will argue that your signature should not include your email address. It’s overkill; it’s redundant. Sure, for one-on-one conversations it makes make no sense: you just emailed them.