Simcockify: A Typo Generator Plugin

Simcockify: A Typo Generator Plugin

Earthling’s CEO Adam Simcock keeps a lot of balls in the air but multitasking is hard and I think sometimes a lack of thread synchronization causes problems. My working theory is that when Adam’s communicating with instant messaging, there are two threads running in...
Organizing Earthlings

Organizing Earthlings

There are many challenges to keeping a large development team organized, especially because we work on multiple projects at a time. We have seven CMS developers on the Earthling Business Services (websites and ecommerce) team and we use a ticketing system to coral all...
Earthlings Recommend: Games We Play

Earthlings Recommend: Games We Play

Earthlings love games; board games, video games, mind games (hey-oh!) Here’s a quick survey of some of the games we’re playing now. As you can see, when we’re off the clock we’re very busy saving the planet from disease, preparing for the...
The IoT Snack Attack Button

The IoT Snack Attack Button

I had believed the whole internet of things (IoT) was mostly just hype and marketing. All the “smart” appliances like light bulbs, cups, or egg minders just seemed silly to me. So that’s the first thing I thought when the Amazon Dash buttons were released. The concept...
Earthlings Recommend: Good Reads

Earthlings Recommend: Good Reads

“The developer stands before her source code editor in the same way the author confronts the blank page. There’s an idea for what is to be created, and the (daunting) knowledge that there are a billion possible ways to go about it. To proceed, each relies on one...
Uniformity

Uniformity

The first (and last) time I had to wear a uniform at work was when I was a sixteen-year-old Hardee’s employee. The outfit consisted of a stiff polyester shirt, which soaked up the smell of a sourdough Frisco Burger faster than you could mutter, “Would you like fries...