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I greatly enjoyed this interview with Michael Dorn, and I'd like to share it with you: LA Times: One of the things that you brought to Worf was an endless but endearing exasperation. Was that there on the page, or... Continue »
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I keep a Twitter account of things my son says. I know everyone’s kid is hilarious, but I think I am good at remembering to write them down. Here are some of my favorites. “Where’s your grandma?” Ah, uh…she isn’t... Continue »
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UPDATE: "Do Not Disturb" is available in iOS 6. Still waiting for an energy saving mode. A while back, a highly-publicized faux pas brought some attention to the need to silence a smartphone without turning it off. Many of us carry these little noise-makers in our pockets... ready to embarrass... Continue »
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[Chris Dixon](http://cdixon.org/) tweeted something the other day I liked. We need someone to standardize privacy policies and terms of service a la Creative Commons.— chris dixon (@cdixon) May 1, 2012 It received a lot of retweets and favorites but I... Continue »
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I received a comp yesterday for a mobile ad unit where the user would see some "frost" on their screen and underneath the frost is the ad content. The user would use their finger to "wipe away" the frost to reveal the content. I decided to use the Canvas element to accomplish this. With the use of canvas' composite operation, this actually turned out to be pretty easy (although it took me a long time to find it). First, take a look at this rudimentary demo in a mobile browser. Drag your finger around on the screen and you'll see... Continue »
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The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life... Continue »
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This morning, I woke up and opened up Twitter on my phone to find this tweet already open. (It reads: "In a room with a view in Florence for New Years.") Which is weird, and I've no idea how this... Continue »
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Imagine what this is like in a fully digital environment instead. Of course, they'd know everything about your medical history and payment ability from a quick ID scan at the entrance. And you'd know the doctor's availability before you even walked in, and you would have been shuttled to the urgent care center down the street if there was an uneven load this early in the morning. No questions to guess at the answer (last tetanus shot? Allergies to medications?) because the answers would be known. The drive to the pharmacy might be eliminated, or perhaps the waiting time would... Continue »
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I can't believe we're still having this argument...and losing. Headline on Time.com: Oregon Court Rules Blogging Isn't Journalism (tastefully illustrated with a Getty Images stock photo of the words "blog blog" coming out of an antique typewriter). See also this... Continue »
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via www.loper-os.org This article made me miss HyperCard. It also reminded me of a major lost opportunity in my career. In 1992 while fooling around with HyperCard, I conceived of the idea of building a hypertext version of my novel in progress (Notes For a Future Novel, of course, which... Continue »
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Today marks the two year anniversary since I had the whole tumor scare. I'm feeling great and almost back to full health but the anniversary is bittersweet since by some strange coincidence, today also marked the date of my mother's... Continue »
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Paul Krugman wrote a post today referencing a paper my dad wrote in 1976! Bob Hall has posted his original 1976 paper making the distinction between fresh water and salt water economists (pdf): The fresh water view holds that fluctuations are largely attributable to supply shifts and that the government is essentially incapable of affecting the level of economic activity. The salt water view holds shifts in demand responsible for fluctuations and thinks government policies (at least monetary policy) is capable of affecting demand. via krugman.blogs.nytimes.com The title of this post, by the way, is a reference to Paul Krugman's... Continue »
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A lot of people have been buzzing about Siri, the super-robust voice command software that's on the new iPhone 4s. It's really slick how you can tell Siri to call someone, or send them a text, or write an email, or read stuff to you, etc.. Today, I got the chance to create a sick and retardedly awesome marriage of this killer technology with another monster - the Scala Rider G4 headset that my homie gave me. The headset installed in to my helmet fairly easily. The main unit clamps to the helmet on the left and the speakers wires... Continue »
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Back when I was younger there used to be this big debate about the meaning of the word “hacking”. In the News it was always used to describe unsavory acts of theft, vandalism, and destruction. Hackers (the nice kind) invented... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
In 2008, my colleague Ray Marshall and I had the privilege of being able to demo TypePad's iPhone app onstage during the keynote of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. It was a career highlight for me, not only for the opportunity... Continue »
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Over the past year, through 8 alpha and 15 beta releases, ThinkUp has evolved into a rich platform that captures and analyzes data from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. All this time, the developer community has been more focused on ThinkUp's internal engine than its user-facing look and feel. ThinkUp's current design, generously created by Bill F. at Dash30 in his free time, came together in a piecemeal fashion, bit by bit, as new functionality emerged. So far, we haven't taken a comprehensive, user-focused approach to designing ThinkUp's application interface and design. That's about to change. For the past 7 months,... Continue »
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Go to SFPL overdrive library, look for books you want to read. The catalog is not as quite nice - you might need to request a hold for popular books, which I did yesterday and received updates this morning that it is available now. When you click "Get for Kindle" you'll be redirected to Kindle site, and you're ready to go: Like a normal Kindle book, you can sync wirelessly to any device from here. I chose my iPad but am now at work and can't read it here - so I launched the Android app and Kindle cloud reader, confirmed that I can read the book in any of the devices. (What is the pulldown for, if I can... Continue »
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Back during SXSW [Caterina posted about FOMO](http://caterina.net/wp-archives/71). The Fear Of Missing Out. I'm a big consumer of social media but sometimes I realize I’m consuming because of FOMO rather than having time or an interest in what people are sharing... Continue »
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I always use plaintext in my emails. I sent an email to a coworker this morning, and he replied: Continue »
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