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Blog: deprecated
If bloggers and web designers become microcelebrities, with fun gossip blogs following them around, will they all end up addicted to meth and racism like real celebrities? http://www.theawl.com/2010/12/bomb-the-ace-hotel-every-geek-and-blogger-now-a-microcelebrity Too good not to blog. via frantic. Continue »
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Blog: FarmTina
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Yesterday, I was walking home and noticed that it was about to rain. Only seconds after stepping into my building, there were sheets of water and 135 mph winds... Tornado in Brooklyn! It lasted for less than 15 minutes, but did some serious damage to my neighborhood and, sniff, my... Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
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There I was, working from home on a day where our office had no water nor internet, planning new features for a fine blogging platform, when, all of a sudden, my droopy dream pop beats were interrupted by my landlord... Continue »
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Today we are introducing our Nerd Blog, a place to talk about what programmer-journalists at ProPublica are working on, announce newly-launched news applications, and to hear from technically-minded readers, as well as our fellow nerdy journalists. We’re going to be... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
This post is a fork of Anil Dash's Forking is a Feature. And yeah, sure, I could have done this on GitHub, and boy wouldn't that have been clever. While Linus Torvalds is best known as the creator of Linux,... Continue »
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These are the Six Apart couches, as photographed back in 2006. They are decidedly less brightly colored these days, have quite a lot of stains and dog hair on them, but are still a place where some of the best thinking and some of the best drinking in this place takes place. We spent many hours on these couches talking about how features should work, what would be cool to implement, fighting off attackers, and celebrating victories. The entire company has gathered around these couches on Friday evenings for drinks at least once or twice a month for as long... Continue »
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Here's the cover of my book! I'm working on getting a widget for the right side of this blog that will link the book to book sellers, but in the meantime, you can pre-order it here. Or - if you're feeling lucky - Parents Magazine is running a contest and offering 20 winners advance copies. Just click here to enter -- all you have to do is write the name of a your favorite potluck dish. Winners will be randomly selected, but creativity is encouraged. Can't wait to see what people post! Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Marty Cagan's top 10 reasons for a weak product. Bug report -- there are actually 11 in his list. But who's counting. Here's number 10: "Lack of corporate courage. Doing something significant typically requires taking some risk. We have several... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
I've been enjoying Flipboard the past few days: the design is engaging, the flipping animation addictive, and their content channels are well-packaged. The most interesting feature, of course, is the social aggregation. Flipboard isn't the most efficient way to catch... Continue »
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For the purposes of this application, we're not talking about microcontent in the strict Jakob Nielsen definition that's now a few years old, which focused on making documents easy to skim. Today, microcontent is being used as a more general... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by brevity, over-connectedness, emotionally starving for attention, dragging themselves through virtual communities at 3 am, surrounded by stale pizza and neglected dreams, looking for angry meaning, any meaning, same hat wearing... Continue »
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via www.sfgate.com I've yet to meet a boy who truly enjoys playing scrabble. I've also yet to meet a boy I truly enjoy. Once I find both of those things, then maybe I'll consider marriage. via oopsiedaisy.typepad.com Continue »
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James’ interviews were not especially revealing, but I thought one quote he offered was pretty interesting. He was asked about sharing the spotlight with Dwayne Wade, and he basically said he did not think there would need to be “sharing.”... Continue »
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We're back for the second installment of Friday Roundup! Once again, we're sharing great posts that caught our attention. This week, we've got a slew of World Cup posts, some NBA Finals drama and a... Continue »
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Family is my soon to be born son, so excited for our lives to change! And of course Adriana (happy anniversary!) Continue »
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