1. The Software Paradox →

    One such pattern I noticed five years ago or so was that companies were having a harder time making money from software. Not a hard time, precisely – Microsoft and others were effectively still printing money through the up-front sale of bits – but harder. Traditional software companies were facing stiff competition from SaaS-players and open source.

    I had the opportunity to read Steve’s latest book wihle he was putting the finishing touches on it. Like his previous book, The New Kingmakers, this is a thought-provoking must-read for those of us in the software industry.

  2. Very Pleased with WebFaction + Hover

    A little while back I buckled down and did some much needed restructuring of my domain registration and web hosting. I made the decision to let more than half of my domains expire, and moved all of the domains I was not letting lapse to Hover.1 I’m down to 17 domains from over 100. Of…

  3. Watching Star Wars IV with my 6 year old.

    She is wearing her Princess Leia dress and telling me what is going to happen before it happens.

  4. To: Family & Friends

    Date: May 25, 2015

    Subject: Treatment Update

    Hi Everyone, I know it’s been a little while since I’ve sent an update, but happily that is because there hasn’t been much to report. I am still on the same clinical trial, and had a scan a month back that showed some tumor growth and some tumor shrinkage – this is what they refer…


  5. iMessage feature request: show the recipient’s current time. I’d like to avoid buzzing a friend’s phone in the middle of the night when they are (unbeknownst to me) traveling in Europe.

  6. Both East and West NBA Conference Finals are between the #1 (Golden State, Atlanta) and #2 (Houston, Cleveland) seeds. Chalk!

  7. Disable Submit Button After a Form is Submitted

    Once a user has submitted a form, you generally don’t want them to submit it a second time.1 A nice way to handle this is to disable the submit button once the form has been submitted, while replacing the text in the submit button with a message to let the user know that their desired…

  8. Tom Brady talking “Deflategate” in front of a background touting #flexball – you can’t make this stuff up.


  9. We’ve Made Web Development Complicated

    When I first made my transition from front-end development into back-end development in ~2002, I had two things to learn: a server-side language how to talk to a database (SQL) on top of my knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. With these five basic things, I was able to build some useful stuff. I’m working…

  10. Re-structuring CSS and JS files so that external libraries and override files flow cleanly through Gulp.

    Sorry ladies, I’m taken.

  11. NBA announcers, do we have players that can really “score the football” on the basketball court? Do we need the “basketball” distinction?

  12. Sane Laravel 5 Mail Example

    For some reason, the example code in the Laravel docs for their Mail feature neglect to show how to pass defined variables into the closure. Here is something a little more useful. View the code on Gist.