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The personal website of Matt Henderson.

Thoughtful design — Comparing the user experiences at Basecamp and Atlassian

03 March 2014

At Makalu, we’re longtime users of Basecamp, the online project management system created by the folks at Basecamp (formerly 37signals). 37signals care deeply about design, and this is evident pretty much everywhere in the user experience of their products.Recently, we started using the Bitbucket git repository management system, by Atlassian. So far, it has not seemed evident that the people at Atlassian care as deeply about user experience.

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Hours of lost time because Delta airlines do not validate new account email addresses

17 February 2014

A few months ago, a frequent-traveler named “Matthew Henderson” from New York City signed up at, accidentally providing my Gmail email address instead of their own (which is likely some minor variant of mine.) Since then, I’ve been the lucky recipient of nearly weekly email notifications regarding Matthew’s ticket purchases, travel plans and seat upgrades. Next week, in fact, Matthew is traveling to Cancun—lucky guy!How could this have happened?

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Reflections on my first few weeks of listening to podcasts

30 January 2014

A few weeks ago, and way late to the game, I started listening to podcasts. Of the several I’ve heard so far, the ones I enjoyed have included Horace Dediu’s “The Critical Path”, Benedict Evans’s “Cubed”, Gabe Weatherhead and Erik Hess’s “Technical Difficulties” and Shawn Blanc’s “The Weekly Briefly”. The ones I’ve disliked have included John Gruber’s “The Talk Show” and Marco Arment’s “Accidental Tech”.

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