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Jonathan "hachi" Steinert is an infrastructure developer here at Six Apart. Recently he led a migration of our internal source control from Subversion to git. I sat down with him for a few minutes to discuss the process. Continue »
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Blog It is a handy TypePad feature which makes it easy to quickly post articles, photos, video, and more to your blog. Blog It for Safari is an extension for Safari 5 that puts the power of Blog It right in your browser’s toolbar. Just click the Blog It button, customize your post, and publish. Continue »
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Yosemite Vista, originally uploaded by alexbain. Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Adobe partners with Typekit. This is big news in the web + fonts world, and a major coup for Typekit. Congrats to Jeff, Bryan and the rest of the crew over there! Continue »
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Blog: Ruth Reichl
Ian Knauer's Sticky Balsamic Ribs are my favorite recipe from Gourmet's last July issue. Smokey, sweet, tangy and sticky, they're wonderful party food on a star-filled night when you can eat outdoors. The meat falls off the bones into your mouth in a very appealing way. Serve them with tiny new potatoes roasted with onions and whole cloves of garlic,... Continue »
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So last night, I was on the hunt for a TV. I found one on Craig's List that looked promising and after a few emails, I told the guy I'd be on my way over to check it out. He lives in the Haight, which is a short drive over from where I live in the Mission. I don't have a car though, so I started heading over there on my scooter. Knowing that despite my incredible ability to move large objects on my scooter (I once moved everything in my apartment to a new place using only a '79... Continue »
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Yesterday, I became aware of some changes that Facebook is going to be making in the next few weeks. The changes are annoying to me (and probably everyone else who develops applications on Facebook) because it means I have to go redesign and refactor some stuff to fit the changes. It got me thinking, though, about how normal Facebook users will react. I'm approaching five years of working at Six Apart**, ten years of being a social network user, and I've been a Facebook user since the early days. If there's one thing I know about this upcoming change, it's... Continue »
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Blog: Backyard
Dragon Dictation 2.0 is my new favorite iPhone app. It works amazingly well if you are speaking into your phone normally. Once you are done you have the option of turning the dictated text into an email, text message, or facebook/twitter update. Pretty cool. And totally free. I was showing off this new app to a couple girlfriends over a bottle of wine when we collectively decided to see what would happen if we started singing into it. Never have I paid so little for such constant, tear-inducing amusement. Here's what was sung into the phone: `Twas brillig, and the... Continue »
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Blog: Ruth Reichl
On my way home from Berkshire Wordfest today, I passed a farmstand selling corn. Since I’d just been talking about my mother, I couldn’t help stopping to buy a few ears. Corn was Mom’s great culinary triumph; nobody made it better. This was because Mom had a farmer who knew exactly what she liked – the youngest, smallest, whitest ears... Continue »