April, 2013

  1. Capsule, The Developer’s Code Journal

    I’m very pleased today to announce the release of Capsule, the developer’s code journal. Capsule replaces the scratch document you have open when you’re coding. Instead of throwing away those notes, code snippets, API responses, ad-hoc todo lists, and outlines, Capsule creates an archive of your development artifacts. Capsule is a free, Open Source (GPL)…

  2. Why can’t CFL and LED lightbulb makers figure out how to get the temperature of a “daylight” bulb right?

  3. To: Family & Friends

    Date: April 20, 2013

    Subject: 3rd treatment – 1 week in

    Hi Everyone– I’d say my 3rd treatment has been in between the 1st and 2nd in terms of how I’ve tolerated it. I didn’t get sick, but had a good bit of fatigue, fought nausea a bit and have had trouble with my fingers (cold sensitivity and neuropathy). As my surgeon put it, I’m in…


  4. On a spotty internet connection, Google’s redirects instead of direct links for search results become a constant annoyance.

  5. Boston, You’re My Home →

    When I heard about the 78 year old who was knocked over by the bomb blast, only to get up and finish the marathon, I thought of my parents. Because that’s what they would do. That’s the kind of people they are, and that’s the kind of people their parents were. They’re Boston people.

    Great piece by Steve.

  6. Scared Straight

    I woke up to a bit of a scare when some of my alexking.org Gmail accounts were unable to log in to Gmail. I was afraid the accounts had been compromised and the passwords changed. I had secure passwords, but had been lazy about turning on 2-factor authentication for several of them – that’s all…

  7. Thoughts on the Creative Career →

    Maybe the best “thoughtful” video I’ve seen from Ze. I was nodding so hard during the time he was talking about interviewing candidates.

    “I’ve been wanting to learn/do more X but haven’t been asked to at work.” I’m sorry, what? You have a computer at home, you have the internet, what’s stopping you?

    As someone who feels compelled to create and execute the ideas that come to me, I find it hard to see true passion in those who don’t share that trait. The ones that are passionate are the ones I want to be around as friends and work with as colleagues.