I encourage everyone to blog about random bugs and fixes that they have. As the sayings go, most of us on the internet are consumers, not producers. Most of the time you have a problem as you are coding, you are googling for the answer or searching on stack overflow–not necessarily writing a new question. … Continue reading Why Blog About Random Bugs and Fixes
My email inbox has reached notification overload. Let me give you an example. I searched my gmail for from:twitter, and got so many results, that when gmail listed the number of pages, it just said “many.” I would get many twitter emails a day, despite trying each time to unsubscribe. The key factor: I clicked … Continue reading Notification Overload
After reading this article, I went and changed all of my passwords. I usually read security articles like this and skim over them…feeling a bit bummed that it happened, but not really taking it seriously. This one was bad. Take these few highlighted quotes from the early part of the article: In many ways, this was … Continue reading Why You Should Use Rule-Based Passwords
I just got a new computer and wanted to see what it took to get it “all set up.” Each step along the way, I realized there were other things I wanted to set up, or little problems in the process, so I kept track of them, in the hopes that this will contribute to … Continue reading Setting Up a New Macbook Pro: The Steps
Hobson’s choice: the choice of taking either that which is offered or nothing; the absence of a real alternative. Origin: 1640–50; after Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), of Cambridge, England, who rented horses and gave his customer only one choice, that of the horse nearest the stable door, from dictionary.com. I just joined another site yesterday. Or … Continue reading Terms and Conditions: A Hobson’s Choice
If you read tech news or startup news, you are probably numb to it. “Here is a new startup that will revolutionize our daily lives.” “This site promises to forever change the way we communicate.” “This one is a new twist on local deals.” “You can watch videos or listen to music—but with your friends.” … Continue reading Jitterbunk. Bunk Your Friends.
Then head over to raunk.com. This is the startup I’ve been working on this summer with four friends. It’s a site where you can rate anything, and from the ratings, see best-of lists from different perspectives. Since the best-of lists are generated dynamically and from tags, we can generate really amazing and specific lists. Let … Continue reading If you thought that was interesting…
UPDATE March 28, 2013: Many people have commented here and emailed me that it no longer works for you. I have made an update to fix the bookmarklet for those with Facebook Graph Search. You can get the new bookmarklet here Updated Facebook Friends Ranking Bookmarklet to Work with Graph Search ========================================== UPDATE February 14, … Continue reading Who Does Facebook Think You Are Searching For?
How about this for 5 seconds of internet fame? thekeesh.com made it to #7 on the Hacker News front page, and right about then the server crashed. I’ll take it. You can say it was a bad server configuration or you can say it was at least 20 hits at the same time… its up … Continue reading thekeesh.com on Hacker News
So I saw a post on my wall from a friend, but something just didn’t sound right. Again, it was a case of the Facebook spam that somehow tricked you into posting something you didn’t want to post to all of your friends. And many people made the mistake, and it spread fast. Mainly, it … Continue reading Wow, Facebook Hackers