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OK, so maybe we sent one of our remote employees - let's call him Hippy McNeckbeard - a replacement laptop with some extraneous equipment included in the box. And by "extraneous" I mean a half-eaten chocolate candy bar, some floppy disks, a postcard of Prince William, an inappropriately adorable background image, CDs with drivers for items you would only find in an antique store, a 2008 SF Giants calendar, and various other useless items. Now, I.T. professionals know that remote employees are a special challenge. These employees are usually very smart, but far too ugly to have in the general... 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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i think i peed a little... Continue »
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Here are the ten things I hated about last night's LOST episode, in no particular order. Title deliberately designed to drive as much search, Twitter and Facebook traffic as possible. 1. **Not one, but TWO new characters.** The mother, and then the homicidal mother. Introducing new characters at this point... Continue »
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Blog: Backyard
if you haven't experienced it already... please take a moment to enjoy: salad fingers #1. it will make you feel awkward and somewhat disgusted but if you're anything like me, you are already appreciating it. and just try to take your eyes off of it. pretty soon you're gonna want salad fingers #2, and #3, and when you finally get to the end you are gonna feel both relief... and so very empty inside. Continue »
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