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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Mozilla. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

The Walamu Story

Rohail Rizvi introduced me to a website he has been working on while in college: Walamu. Walamu is posed to become a successful college marketplace with classifieds and textbook sales (local to universities). Rohail is a student at Rutgers and a member of a very neat young entrepreneur group called Mind Petals. I liked his story enough to look into Walamu a bit more…

Blogging Audiences and Feedback

Chris Yeh has put together his theory behind blogging. It’s clever. It makes sense when you read it. In short: the more you talk about, the less focused you are, the less readership your site will enjoy. In other words, if you don’t write for a niche you won’t be “successful.”

Budget your time like it’s your money

Actually, I think the title should read more like: “budget your time nearly the same way you should be budgeting your money”. If you know me then you I’m a) an accountant, b) a big fan of personal finance, and c) looking for new ways to be productive. I’ve found a secret I’ll share with you right now. When you “budget” your time, do it the same way you “budget” your money…

San Francisco Vacation

This weekend I decided to return to San Francisco. I figured the first time (only two weeks ago) was strictly business so I needed to go back and see the sights. Plus, Noah was celebrating his birthday and I couldn’t not be there. Thus, I left for SFO on Friday morning…

Monday Mystery

I want each and every one of you to help me solve this one:

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday again already? Grab an umbrella, I’m about to pour on some knowledge.

I’m sick and drinking tea

I magically got a little sick (I never get sick). My throat hurts. It’s not good. Luckily I’m a guy and it’s okay for me to clear my throat profusely about a dozen times an hour. Additionally, we’re allowed to spit up anything we find back there. Gross? Sure. Sense of relief? Definitely. Anyway, one of the perks of working at a big company is the unlimited sources of hot drinks in the break room. Read on as I explore the tea section…

WordPress 2.1 Rap

So, I got a little bit of free time and decided to make a quick song dedicated to the new version of WordPress. Colin had the brilliant idea of using Nelly’s song “Air Force Ones’. So, I did this a number of weeks ago thinking I’d have time to make a video. I don’t. So, here’s a zip file with my latest installment of embarrassment…

Wednesday Wisdom

Ready for a bit of topical, humorous trivia? Well line the floors with bubble wrap, I’m about to drop some knowledge:

Community Next Wrap-Up

My favorite question asked on Tuesday was ‘so what did you do this weekend?’ because naturally my non-nonchalant response was ‘put on a 350-plus-person conference’. If you don’t know, Noah Kagan had planned a terrific conference and I had the pleasure of helping out along the way. If you want to know what everyone thought about it then go check out all the attention and pictures at the Community Next site. But, if you want the behind-the-scenes details, read on…