Are You A MicroManager?

I know a micromanager when I see one. The problem is managers don’t always realize they are micromanagers. How do you convey to them that they needed to change? Secretly slip to them this article from cio.com?

Micromanagement may seem harmless, but it’s sabotaging your teams, your productivity and morale from within, and stifling your business’s ability to grow. Here’s how to tell if you’re a micromanager, and some steps you can take to overcome this fatal flaw.

Google Plus Going Away

Is it true Google + is going away? It seems to look that way. It never did seem to gain any traction. The Facebook wannabe is now turning into Google Photos and Google Streams according to this article by Yahoo Tech. Just like Glass, another failed product from Google. I wander they killed off Reader which was popular to many people.

Wired.com Revamped

Here’s how Wired.com revamped its own website. It started last year with the under-the-radar project when they migrated 17 active blogs into one WordPress install. The redesign took the approach of focusing on the responsive and mobile first perspective. In addition, Wired.com also started using Amazon Web Services and its content delivery network, as well as using Varnish for its caching.

Wired.com stack looks like this. WordPress PHP, Stylus for CSS, Vanilla JavaScript and jQuery, Coming soon: React.js, and JSON API. For deployment, Wired.com uses Vagrant, Gulp for task automation, Git hooks, Linting (check out stylint written by our own Ross Patton), GitHub and Jenkins.