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Blog: sippey.com
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Jeff Bezos' 2010 letter to Amazon shareholders goes in-depth on their technology, covering service oriented architectures, state management, topic modeling, object caching, etc. All the effort we put into technology might not matter that much if we kept technology off... Continue »
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Blog: markpasc
Here are some things I've been working on lately. * [Convore for iPhone][]. Leah, Eric, and Eric at [Convore][] were kind enough to let me pitch in for their iPhone app so they could submit it in time for SXSW. It's definitely a 1.0 but people seem to like it... Continue »
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Blog: Awesome Blog
With the success of Heroku, both in terms of the recent sale and the fact it’s awesome, it was always just a matter of time before other languages and frameworks got into the platform as a service game. Here’s all the one’s I know about so far, many of them in or entering beta testing at the moment. Any others I’m missing? Python ep.io Django Zoom Djangy Google Appengine PHP PHPFog CloudControl .NET AppHarbor biasLogic Java CloudBees via the purchase of Stax Node.js NodeJSCloud Joyent SmartMachine via morethanseven.net Continue »
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Blog: Hello Motion
I just built @levmarkjacobs a little fort. He's playing in it. Continue »
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As the era of Six Apart comes to a close, and I look back on my almost five years here, there is a group that I feel deserves just as much recognition as the rest of us... plus some treats and belly rubs. I'm talking, of course, about the Six Apart Dogs. Dogs have been a huge part of the culture around here for as long as I've been on board. Like them or not, they've always been present. Most were well-behaved, but some would get their wild on from time to time, and that was ok. Sometimes we'd encourage... Continue »
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Blog: Awesome Blog
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Blog: WaltPad
Hummina-hummina-hummina… Continue »
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I had three different mixes of this song on repeat last night while I worked on a Burningman project. I don't get that obsessive over songs that much, but I was really enjoying it and it was good to work with. Plus its sung by Erlend �ye of Whitest Boy Alive and Kings of Convenience, who I've always enjoyed. I found the video for it today and now its even that much more awesome. I love how the details fall into place around the action, suggesting purpose, intent and meaning through purely analytical representations of the world. Its so similar... Continue »
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The other day I was at a friend's house and we set up a slip 'n slide for our daughters to play on. I took out my new phone, recorded a couple clips of the setup and a few clips... Continue »
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Blog: WaltPad
The “Retina Display” of the iPhone 4 doubles the pixel density we’re used to seeing on handheld devices and thus drastically improves the sharpness of text on the web. But what about images? Continue »
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While treating HTML5 as a broad umbrella brand helps everyone feel like there's a chance to have their problem solved as a part of it, website owners aren't clear on what's worth shipping when. As an outsider it feels like having a simple "implement this stuff to make your website support HTML5" page based on what non-beta versions of browsers have shipped would be incredibly useful. Continue »
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Sometimes you want to process real world HTML as if it were XML in scala. This is in fact quite easy, since you can use any library that can generate SAX events to construct an XML data structure in scala and there are some packages that can generate SAX events... Continue »
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via jackisidore.tumblr.com Excerpt from a 1968 interview with Playboy magazine. Continue »
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via helvetireader.com Glorious. How did I not know about this sooner? Helvetireader is a hosted user stylesheet for Google Reader. It makes the interface clean and minimal, stripping out all those pesky social features and buttons (replaced by keyboard shortcuts... Continue »
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