KYLE SHANK

2016

My 2016 Resolutions:

Lola in NYT

In a Self-Serve World, Start-Ups Find Value in Human Helpers

Swift is for real

After 2 months of using the Swift programming language full-time I can safely say that I am a fan. It strikes the right balance between being both a dynamic and typed language.

I haven’t been this pumped about a language since Ruby. It’s been a...

Prevent UITableView From Scrolling During Updates

Sometimes when you go to update a table view cell and you’re not scrolled at the top (or bottom if you’re inverted) of your table view you’ll notice one of the follow behaviors:

Lola

I joined Blade 2 months ago and have been working away on a new travel product. This week we revealed the name of our new company and some of our ambitions to build a better travel experience.

I work at Lola now.

Podcast of the week: WTF

The best podcast of the past week was easy: Marc Maron finally got to interview Lorne Michaels in a rare extended interview.

Lorne is a bit of a mythical figure of comedy and it was fascinating to hear his thinking behind Saturday Night Live. As...

Yooge

Your business doesn’t need to be “yooge” just so you can feel “yooge.”

My favorite thing to hear from a CEO is “we’re going to be N people by the end of the year” as if that alone is an accomplishment. It’s not.

Netflix doesn't have ratings

I was listening to a podcast recently interviewing director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) and he mentioned that Netflix never reveals its viewing data to its content creators. Only Netflix knows its ratings.

I guess if you’re Netflix ratings...

Podcast of the week: improv4humans

The best podcast I listened to this week was improv4humans. The episode is an insanely impressive example of long-form/harold-esque improv. I was amazed by the high level of group-think going on, the depths they went to continually mine a single...

The New Apple TV

I was one of the lucky ones who got access to the new Apple TV hardware through the Apple Developer program back in September. I played around with the tvOS SDK and took a shallow dive into some of the sample apps. I used the Apple TV hardware here...