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Blog: VentureBlog
I have heard of short term memory, but this borders on amnesia. Were the buyers in this latest secondary transaction (Twitter at $10B) asleep during the Facebook IPO? Did they miss the part where lots of well intentioned "investors" bought Facebook shares at $80B, $90B, $100B, only to see the... Continue »
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Back when I worked at LiveJournal, Brad Fitzpatrick commented: Our standards are continually being raised, so by definition any old code is ugly because new best practices have emerged in the meantime. This has always stuck with me in the back of my mind, but it came up again in a conversation earlier this week. In trying to find the right way to manage a backlog of technical debt -- a whole topic in itself -- I pointed out that the discussion conflated two issues: one was technical debt, and I called the other "technical depreciation". Your code may have... Continue »
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Blog: Summation
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This morning, my car died. It started out fine. I moved the car out of my garage and into the street, turned it off real quick, tried to turn it on and wham ... everything died. I wasn't sure what... Continue »
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A few years ago a web community I manage decided to have their meetup here in San Francisco. Every year the members vote on a city and so I was lucky SF won out. They’ve held them in cities like... Continue »
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Google's Event thing is something the company has worked very hard on, and has a lot of big plans for. It's too bad that I'll never use it, because Google has, yet again, made a product that may be useful and cool, but forced it upon users without giving users any control over how invasive it is. Google isn't stupid, and the Google engineers who work on this stuff are very talented, but someone at the top of Google's Social Networking unit just keeps doing it wrong. If any company wants people to adopt their services, they need to earn it by being awesome, not by clumsy and invasive product or service rollouts that inconvenience or annoy people who would probably like those things otherwise. Continue »
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This is my mom. Isn't she lovely? As you can see, she always has been. When my brother and I were kids, she was the coolest mom on the block. Still is, if you ask me. She is equally silly, brilliant, brave, funny, gracious, and strong. She wears her tender... Continue »
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So, Downton Abbey, right? As usual, I'm slightly (fashionably?) behind the curve, but I started, and finished, watching the first season yesterday. And I have a confession to make: various friends who have been blessed with good taste have been after me to watch it for months, and it was... Continue »
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Blog: WaltPad
I’ve been very fortunate in my career. In 1999 I got to intern at Macromedia on a product that introduced a lot of early designers to the web. At the height of the first bubble I had the opportunity to... Continue »
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Blog: VentureBlog
Wow. What an incredible day. Today Splunk went public. In a BIG way! I am so humbled by the whole process and by everything that the Splunk team has achieved. In many ways, going public is just another chapter in a company's life. There's so much more work to be... Continue »
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Welcome Pinners! Don't miss the latest DIY's and Tutorials from Small & Friendly, please subscribe via email or in a reader! The people have spoken, and they want their husbands to build the Deluxe Sandbox. Jason is happy to provide the DIY details, but he does not want to be... Continue »
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Blog: Mommy Shorts
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I've been talking a lot about the difficulty of raising a two-year-old. The video below is a healthy reminder of the trials and tribulations ahead. Meet Kristin, a three-year-old who really, really, REALLY doesn't want to bring her plate to the sink. Why? Well, it weighs 1000lbs, of course. Kristin's... Continue »
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Back in January, we released a new image editor powered by Aviary to our Beta Team. With it, you can easily add captions, filters, stickers and borders to your images. You can even rotate them... Continue »
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"Everything will be alright" is not the same as "everything will stay the same." via sethgodin.typepad.com Need to get this tattooed on everyone I ever interact with. Continue »
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Today we're introducing Chunky, a fantastic new theme by TypePad that's based on beautiful typography. Like our previously released themes over the last several months, Chunky has been designed with your content in mind. With... Continue »
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Blog: bookofjoe
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The contest is so over. Designed by Anton Repponen. Continue »
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Blog: bookofjoe
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By Kirk Goldsberry, as seen on Courtvision. Continue »
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Blog: WaltPad
The new iPad sucks, if you’re incapable of being rational. Continue »
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White Horse, Black Horse - 20" x 10" Mixed Media, Acrylic, Pen and Ink, Photographs Continue »
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