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Blog: rerlin
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One of my favorite memories of traveling in Egypt was a stop on the into the desert. We drove into the Bahariya Oasis as the last stop. Surrounded by date palms, we went for a quick swim in some mineral springs. It was a little strange being the only woman swimming, but I decided to not let it bother me and just enjoyed the water. I looked up above the pool and I saw a bright pink dragonfly- more spectacular than any dragonfly I've seen before or since. Continue »
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Have you seen this iPhone? I lost it yesterday at a street fair and I haven't seen it since. I fear it may have been kidnapped, trafficked into the phone black market. It was such a classic tragedy. There I was enjoying my iPhone, SMSing friends to join me at a street fair, showing off the new Square device I recently obtained for taking credit card orders for Piximix, carelessly flashing it around, taking for granted that it may not always be with me. I was working the Piximix booth, and I put it down and turned away for only... Continue »
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A new social network project called Diaspora, consisting of 4 NY college students, has topped $100k in donations on Kickstarter, a site that enables organizations and causes from individuals giving small donations. How did they do it? Really, really good timing. Continue »
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Cami stole my ipad so I got myself a new toy. Dahon folding commute bike Continue »
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Blog: Backyard
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via seattletimes.nwsource.com ------------- Erik, who is living with liver cancer, has always wanted to be a superhero. On Thursday, the regional chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him that wish with an elaborate event that involved hundreds of volunteers in Bellevue and Seattle. ------------- Continue »
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JSON-P is a popular trick for doing cross-domain data requests and producing client-side mashups. It works by having the consuming site include a normal HTML script element which references an endpoint on the providing site. The providing site endpoint then generates a JavaScript source file which does a function call... Continue »
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After a few long whiles of upgrading and updating our Motion and client library code, last week we removed the `links` array from the API. While this may not seem like a big deal, it means our API responses are much smaller and tend to be a bit faster for... Continue »
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Blog: picoblog
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Development: Better with kittens. Continue »
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Blog: crowbot
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this one's for you, jojo. <3 Continue »
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A yo-yo performance at the Six Apart Japan office: I'm now much less impressed that I can walk the dog. Continue »
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Blog: Backyard
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This long weekend was action packed between people getting out of town, Valentine's day and the Chinese new year. It was also a great opportunity to get some work done on my best friend's houseboat. It was a sunny and quiet couple days and honestly, there's no where else I would've wanted to be. We fooled around with some floorboard scraps to come up with a cool design for the floor of the cockpit area. All the while tk, my rotty/shepard mix, was curled up on the couch watching us work with mild curiousity. Once we were done laying down... Continue »
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Blog: moni
A couple of snapshots tracking mouse movements and clicks with Mousepath. 1. Company Meeting: Firefox, Safari, Aduim, Colloquy – 1 hr. 2. Mockup edits: Photoshop, Firefox, Mail, TextMate, Preview, Adium – 3 hrs. More here. Continue »
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Blog: moni
On the train ride home last night, I couldn't shake the thought of the most recent accident on the Bay Bridge and the associated debate on safety. All I could think about was this, so I quickly sketched it out. Continue »
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Blog: Backyard
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What's the best photo that you've seen this week? This incredible shot by the always-understated, brilliant, photog-software-geek, Alex Bain: Continue »
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