Photo of Devin Reams in front of a mountain range

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

New site Hunch helps with decision making

I’ve been experimenting with a new site for the last month or two. Hunch is a new endeavor by some really smart folks (Flickr co-founder, SiteAdvisor folks, Ivy League individuals, etc.). The basic premise:

Cataloging reviews and bookmarks

In a prior effort to minimize my online activity I removed myself from using a lot of websites. Two of which I’ve come back to: Yelp and Delicious.

Free Google Voice calls with T-Mobile myFaves

The following violates the fine-print for the MyFaves plans and I do not suggest you break rules. As mentioned by Josiah in the comments, the following guide goes against this statement on T-Mobile’s website: “Your five numbers must be US domestic numbers and must not include … customers’ own numbers; and single numbers allowing access to 500 or more persons.”

Add Twitter Favorites to your site

Hint: if you’ve never used Twitter the following won’t make much sense to you.

Book Review: I Will Teach You To Be Rich

I was trying to come up with an attention-grabbing title for this book to make sure nobody skimmed past. Frankly, I couldn’t decide between “great personal finance book” or “the greatest personal finance book.” Then I realized, the title sells itself: Ramit Sethi will teach you to be rich.

Making naps popular

Ever since SXSW I’ve rethought a lot of what it is I’m doing, what my priorities are, etc. I’ve also noticed that every night I get home from work and I’m tired. Crazy huh? I also get hungry at lunch time.

WordCamp Denver 2009 organizer recap

The following is a behind-the-scenes look at WordCamp Denver, a local WordPress-oriented conference, that Crowd Favorite (my employer) volunteered to organize for the Denver/Boulder community. From my perspective as the primary organizer (and not necessarily that of Crowd Favorite), a few lessons worth sharing with anyone organizing an event for nerds:

The Kindle looks amazing

I had the privledge of touching a Kindle 2 at SXSW when Alex and I bumped into Brian. I learned one thing quickly: Kindle owners quickly turn into Kindle enthusiasts and evangelists.

Things I learned at SXSWi 2009

Just a few of the important lessons I’ve learned here in Austin.

WordCamp Denver 2009

There will be a few weeks of little things here and there, but, yes, it’s over. The first WordPress conference in Denver has come and gone and I survived. Thanks to Alex and Rachel for their help running the conference and doing the legwork I couldn’t get to. A big thanks to the volunteers who showed up early to help out: Mike, Mike, and Kristal. Finally, a big thanks to the speakers who came to speak.