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If I'm already seeing EVERYTHING, how can I see MORE? Is it Google magic? Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Eric Case asked on Twitter this morning... > **Hey music fans, what were your favorite features on Lala?** I love that question -- thanks, Eric! But I'll be pedantic and refuse to use the past tense until they actually shut... 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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Last October, Anil and I terminated our first and very much wanted pregnancy after confirming a prenatal diagnosis of Trisomy 21. This week I would have been 40 weeks pregnant. There are many couples who've traveled the same heartbreaking path... Continue »
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I am hated. Despised. Virtually spit upon. All because of my car. Yesterday morning I drove in to work (which I don't often do), and parked on the side street next to the office. This is the almost "free" street; it has 1 hour parking limit but they rarely check for it. After a long day at work I came back at dusk hoping I didn't have any parking tickets. Peering at my windshield as I approached the car it seemed like I didn't have just one ticket, I had a collection. Arriving at the car I found they were... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Huge thanks to Scott Berkun for transcribing some of the most interesting bits from Martin Giles' interview with Pixar president Ed Catmull at The Economist's innovation conference. The interview is a great view into the culture of Pixar, and how... Continue »
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Blog: picoblog
Re: this post from Gruber, I'm fascinated that Gizmodo has had this model for a week. Did they wait for their "source" to put blurrycam shots out first? Did the same source also try to milk Engadget for cash? Engadget had photos first (AFAIK), but everything else came soon afterwards. I've always been fascinated by the Apple rumor market, mostly about when people were going to start getting serious about it with cash incentives (and someone did last year, only to be shot down by Apple Legal). Now with Gruber suggesting that Apple considers this unit stolen (which I wouldn't... Continue »
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Blog: Gazator
Last week, Ning announced they are moving from a freemium model to a paid service: As part of this change, we’ll be phasing out our free service. On May 4, 2010, we will share with you all of the details of our new offering, including features and price points, through... Continue »
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On Saturday the Gardener and I visited the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The Buddha presides serenely Water runs in stream beds throughout the garden A stepping stone bridge Petals floating in the water attract Koi Children, and some adults, love to climb over the steep-sided bridge Azaleas bloom all over the garden Continue »
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"JavaScript: The Good Parts" is a very short, dense book. The book itself weighs in at under 200 pages, but that's not for a lack of content covered. There is very little fluff in this book, which is a welcome relief from some of the more wordy programming books that spend more time explaining their example than the concept the example is trying to demonstrate. The book starts off with some in depth railroad diagrams describing the grammar of JavaScript, to get the reader up to speed, and then immediately jumps into a well thought out discussion on some of JavaScript's finer points. Topics covered include: Objects Functions (w/ coverage of closures, cascading, and currying) Inheritance Arrays (w/ coverage of their implementation and their built in methods) Regular Expressions An appendix detailing the 'Awful Parts' (and the 'Bad Parts') His JSLint program (think lint for JavaScript) An overview of the JSON format This is the kind of book I expect to read two or three times to thoroughly understand everything he's covered. However, it's certainly opened my eyes to a much more elegant way of writing JavaScript. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who dabbles in JavaScript or wishes to learn more about the language. Continue »
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Blog: markpasc
Not a thing about this has aged despite being a frightening 17 years old. That's the magic of cartoons. Play it in a small enough window and it looks pristine. Play it full screen and the jaggedy edges are just the art style. via www.eurogamer.net Seriously, why can't you buy... Continue »
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via mbradyclark.tumblr.com Terrific poster for Ab Aeterno by M. Brady Clark. Continue »
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We have great blogs of all sorts on TypePad, and we're building our API so you can remix and experiment with your blog (and other public blogs). Here's an example: our friend Simon Wistow has a music blog where a few folks post music videos from YouTube and Vimeo. It's... Continue »
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I have a background as a mathematical and science Perl programmer and Typepad still allows me the kind of nice interface to create a functional and flowing blog. Typepad Theme Builder gives me the ability to CUSTOMIZE my blog with certain colors, navigation, and widdgets and MORE. I like customization because it reflects me and when I look at other blogs I say to myself if this was me I would have had a link here, I would have put another category. With Typepad Theme Builder I can do all of that. I dont know anything about CSS but I... Continue »