The biggest weakness of the Fitbit is inside all of us

I used to be a fat man. Not Biggest Loser fat, but fond enough of my bakery treats to have spent more than a decade on the wrong side of morbid obesity. It would have killed me eventually. But about four or five years ago I got rid of most of the weight through a...


Inbox Overload: We Don’t Need an App for That

We’re drowning. We’re all drowning and floundering under the unconquerable pressure of everything the internet has made it possible (and easy) for friends, family and strangers to throw at us. If we’re not complaining about content overload, (which, incidentally, can also be fixed), we’re lamenting how overwhelmed we are by the emails that bog down...


You Don’t Have to be a Genius to be a Programmer

I remember coming home from a long day of coding a few years ago. I was living with a friend from high school and his girlfriend was over for dinner. When she asked how my day was, I explained it was long and exhausting. Her response was: “Well, at least it’s not hard work. Your...


All The Funny Pictures – Friday Funnies Episode 38

Time for some hilarity before the weekend. We’ve gone image-only for this week’s Friday Funnies, so you’ll whip through this one in no time. Science ain’t no fairy tale Patrick Stewart with a candy floss mustache. ‘Nuff said. What your dog is really thinking Which is more important, pizza or sport? How to recycle old boots...


3 Simple Psychological Tricks to Improve Team Performance

It doesn’t matter how skilled your team is, there are always one or two people who might not be performing as well as you hoped. It’s easy to put the blame on the person’s laziness, attitude, or lack of team spirit, but the truth is often not that simple. The working environment, the group dynamics,...


A Letter to Every Developer

You make stuff, because that’s what you do. You have a creative mind and you like bringing your ideas to life. It doesn’t really matter what I say, because you’ll keep making stuff regardless. Stuff that you think is cool, or that solves a problem, or that simply scratches an itch you have for a...


Kids have all the fun – Friday Funnies Episode 37

Another week’s gone by at Attendly and we’ve been busy as always. This week we opened up applications to be our Founder’s Apprentice, took a look at the war between Android and iOS and shared our best Google hack for jump-starting your blog’s traffic. Now we’re ready for another round of side-splitting Friday gags. With a...


We Are Hiring A Founders Apprentice – Is That You?

Last year our friends at Tweaky rolled out a fantastic initiative called The Founders Apprentice. Essentially they gave an opportunity to someone who wanted to learn the ropes of a funded startup across six months, in return for a wage and working your butt off. At Attendly, we are in serious need of some mor...


The best Google hack I know for jump starting traffic

So you launched your website, complete with a spanky new blog. On the first day your main worry was that the servers would stay online to cope with the insane levels of traffic that were about to descend. By the second day, your Google Analytics are back to showing a looped image of a field...