Over a year ago, my friends Avi and Andrew convinced me to buy a Danger Hiptop phone from Fido (one of three cellphone carriers in BC). The phone is an odd phone, but it had this great feature — $20/month… Continue Reading
I still haven’t found to listen to more than the intro song, but the existence and production values of this podcast really makes the long-tail point. “Li-ivin’ in aluminum…”
My brother’s a Ph.D.! I’m so proud!
The Mozilla world is abuzz with emotional statements about the fate of XULRunner, the technology stack Firefox is built on, in particular as a reaction to Mitchell Baker’s post on the topic, and Chris Messina’s video rant. Gerv Markham has… Continue Reading
I’ll blog about this one at some point, but the one I wanted to mention here is this one, which is a good read for people who want to build better tools to let normal people make computers “do stuff”.… Continue Reading
Research phase at work. Here are some of the things I’m looking at: As mentioned before, Flapjax. (I finally got drag and drop to work!), Subtext, from Jonathan Edwards, whom I remember from a cool presentation at OOPSLA a few… Continue Reading
My old friend Dean Blackketter just told me about Jive, which looks like it’s an architecture for building internet-enabled software that will be able to run on devices like the Squeezebox, and, presumably, future hardware from Logitech, the new owners… Continue Reading
Via John Biehler: I’d read this story in the New Yorker, but Malcolm Gladwell talks as well as he writes. Psychophysics is so much fun, it’s too bad the field’s name really reeks of the 1910’s.
12 hours of hacking starting friday at 1pm. I’m noodling on what to play with. Two options come up so far: 1) a flapjax-based game 2) django-openidserver 4) something someone else brings up there… 12) your idea here ___
Which of these is the new new thing? Will Scala do it for Erlang? Will Flapjax do it for Haskell? Can names get any goofier?