Kevin Yank

Gotta take my iPad Pro M4 to the Apple Store because a vertical stripe about 1cm wide has become unresponsive to touch and Apple Pencil input. 🍋

Feeling lucky to be attending the TechDiversity Awards tonight, helping to represent Tech Career Paths 4 Girls, who are nominated for an award. I’ve been spending my Social Impact leave days at Culture Amp to help them polish up the videos that make up their choose-your-own-career experience for school-age girls.

Trying out ScreenMemory as a replacement for Rewind. It only does screen recording with OCR search (not audio recording), but I rarely used Rewind’s audio recordings. I hope it continues to gain features!

Rewind.ai’s launch of Limitless.ai includes a lot of claims about privacy and encryption of your data, but as far as I can tell it sends a copy of “everything you see or hear” to OpenAI, where it is held in the open for 30 days for “monitoring and detecting abuse”. That doesn’t sound private to me, only anonymous. Think I’m going to have to cancel my preorder for their “privacy first” Pendant product.

Build the Web

Make pixels change colour with code, to create beautiful, accessible experiences.

As Director of Front End Engineering at Culture Amp, I lead a practice of about 50 engineers to build interfaces that help users create a better world of work. After more than 20 years in the field, I continue to learn and explore what is possible on the Web.

Know your tools

Technology is a superpower. Make it work for you.

One of the gifts of a career in software development is the ability to automate away your own problems with custom software. I love to explore the little-known features and extension points in the technology I use, particularly in the Apple ecosystem.