December, 2010

  1. Crowd Favorite is Hiring: Technical Project Manager

    My company, Crowd Favorite, is looking for the right person to join our team as a technical project manager (some shops call this position a “producer”). It’s a pretty interesting and challenging role, and an opportunity to work with a great team, the latest web technologies and a range of very interesting clients (startups to…

  2. Around the web

    Former Yahoo Exec: Delicious Is in Peril, Sale Unlikely – I’ve had a Pinboard account for a while, but I’ve been holding off on migrating because I’m not sure how private bookmarks are handled. I need to get off my arse and actually do some testing. My Life May Be Half Over But The Glass…

  3. Denver Zoo Lights

    The Denver Zoo has a very nice light display. I was amazed at how long the lines were – go early. I was more focused on family time than taking photos, but did snap some of the lights – see the set on Flickr.

  4. Eclipse

    A perfectly clear Colorado night for tonight’s eclipse. I was shooting with my seldom used Tokina 400mm AT-X lens on a tripod using the timer. I kind of regret not using my 75-300mm instead, I think it would have been sharper; but it was a last second sort of thing.

  5. Office Headphones

    I’ve been meaning to get some headphones to keep at the office for a while. About a month ago I started doing some research, inspired by Amazon’s Black Friday deals and watching Jason Fried’s TEDx talk about interruptions. Here is what I’ve gleaned so far. There are three basic kinds of headphone designs that are…

  6. Around the web

    A Motorcycle and Sidecar? I’m Sold! – that’s really cool looking. Underscore.js – this looks super useful. Wireless carriers openly considering charging per service — Engadget – This could be a real mess. Most folks aren’t paying close enough attention to the changes we’re going to be seeing as mobile network speeds increase. Verizon still…

  7. Good News, Bad News

    The good news is my ReadyNAS is letting me know that there is a potential problem. The bad news is that these drives were purchased and installed in the ReadyNAS just a few short months ago. Better safe than sorry… I’ve ordered 2 matching replacement drives to have on hand for the inevitabile failure.

  8. Smarter Post Formats? Use Carrington

    Dougal has a good post about using post formats (new in WordPress 3.1) in themes. His technique is pretty clean, but I much prefer letting Carrington handle the conditional code. We landed support for post formats in Carrington Core over a month ago. To support a custom post format, all you have to do is…

  9. Passwords (I told you so)

    This is one of those situations where it’s no fun to be right. Please get smart about passwords, there are lots of tools out there to help. This post is part of the thread: Passwords – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

  10. Priority Inbox

    I think it’s likely that Gmail’s priority inbox feature is providing Google with some of its most valuable data to date. Users are explicitly telling Google what things are and are not important to them. I’m on the fence about the results of this. Are more contextual ads better for me as a consumer? Probably.…

  11. Around the web

    Consumer Reports AT&T Is The Worst Wireless Carrier In United States By Far – pretty much matches my experience. Nick Bradbury: Why I Decided to Charge for FeedDemon Again – Ads don’t pay the bills for most apps. ioannis cherouvim – A table that should exist in all projects with a database – something like…

  12. It’s Not About Money or Gratitude

    Watching people respond to my recent post reminded me of a scene in When Harry Met Sally (it’s about 51:50 in – watch on Netflix). To steal and paraphrase (badly): “If you asked me what my motivation was and I said ‘I’m not making any money’, that would mean my motivation is money. Just because…

  13. MacBook Air Bezel

    Is it possible that the big bezel on the MacBook Air displays is there for structural reasons? Perhaps the lid is so thin that the additional rigidity is necessary?

  14. Samsung Galaxy Tab User Agent

    If you’re trying to sniff the Samsung Galaxy Tab, here is the current User Agent string1: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2; en-us; SCH-I800 Build/FROYO) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1 It looks like SCH-I800 may be the best thing to look for. Would it have killed them to add “Android Tablet (7 inch)” in…

  15. Around the web

    How to count column values with MySQL queries – useful! Marco.org – Not being That Guy whose music you hear on the subway because his earbuds are cranked so loudly that you might as well be wearing them – I’ve been trying to make a decision on new headphones. A List Apart: Articles: ARIA and…