- Automating Dependabot with our GitHub app
25 Mar 2021
NearForm’s GitHub Dependabot app is a useful tool for unattended approval and merge of dependency updates.
- It doesn’t work
8 AM. Like any other day, I take a quick glance at my GitHub notifications via Octobox. “Problem”, “Doesn’t work”, “Broken”, “Failure”, “Error”, “Bug”, “Doesn’t work”...
- Other Ways
26 Mar 2021
Sameness is the enemy of creativity. And yet so much of what we make is eventually swept up into the event horizon of uniformity. Why? There are likely as many reasons as there are makers. But I suspect those reasons may fall into three larger categories that arrange on a scale of conscious to unconscious: pragmatism, imitation, and ambient influence.
- Don’t let your design system seem complete
Tosin and Henry from the NHS service manual team shared their recent work at last Thursday’s design huddle. They covered their work on understanding and improving contributions to the service manual. They shared some of their research. Talking about reasons people don’t contribute.
- The six principles of lifestyle businesses
25 Mar 2021
First, let me caveat this by saying that you will find lots of successful businesses that violate these principles. Indeed, I just met with a B2C company that makes $20+ mil/year with two employees - and they flatly contradict some of these principles. So I would treat them more as rough guidelines for when thinking through ideas for your company.