May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope...– Neil Gaiman’s Journal: As I was saying
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DailyGood: The Unbelievable Story of Cliff Young →
Awesome story about a 61-year-old Australian farmer who won — without formal training — a ~550 mile race from Sydney to Melbourne, wearing overalls and workboots.
Our culture has gotten things exactly upside down. We are vulnerable and...– Andy Crouch – Christmas gifts | Culture Making
gist: 33337 — GitHub →
Peter Cooper’s “Super Daring App Template” (v 1.0).
Lose Confidence in Your Bank? Turn to the Web -... →
PearBudget mentioned in the New York Times.
Learning Ruby →
This is one of the best introductions to Ruby I’ve gone through. It doesn’t make assumptions about what you know, and is really clear. A good precursor to getting into Rails.
…this sense of quiet calm exuding from Monocle was another important statement:...– Dan Hill - cityofsound: Monocle: design notes (via jackcheng)
A Popping-Good Look at Brand Engagement » UIE... →
When there’s high brand engagement, customers are willing to overlook problems and still feel good about the product or service. Williams-Sonoma takes good care of their customers, even the product…
Ruby on Rails Code Quality Checklist - Articles -... →
This is a fantastic piece. Why isn’t this guy writing more often?
Marshall Kirkpatrick » Thoughts on product launch... →
Some general thoughts about product launch promotion. Doesn’t seem too groundbreaking, but I hadn’t thought about the pre-launch FAQ.
If we all behaved as honorably and honestly and as industriously as we expect...– Wendell Berry
How To Make a Bookmarklet For Your Web Application... →
A walkthrough showing how to make a bookmarklet
Alleba Blog » Photoshop Tutorial: The Hedcut... →
A really clear tutorial on how to apply a WSJ “hedcut” effect to a black-and-white photo. Could be useful for projects down the road.
The goal with products is to give people a great story to tell, so they can tell...– Mark Hughes, via Signal vs. Noise
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks...– Thomas Edison, via Tim O’Reilly
Grow only when your company can handle growth. Use customer satisfaction as...– How to Grow Your Business Without Sucking
There are a lot of people who’d be a lot happier if they stopped worrying about...– Daring Fireball Linked List: Not My Gorilla
Me (coming in from cutting the Christmas tree): I'm all sappy.
Sarah: That's why I love you!
Too often “good service” is a fix for “bad design” (or...– Kathy Sierra (via Marc)
Hacker News | Ask YC: Which custom icon designers... →
A good discussion on icon creation services / artists. (Note that madebysofa.com made the Cappuccino logo.)
How to make an Eames chair (via swissmiss
Figure out the absolute least you need to do to implement the idea, do just...– Daring Fireball: iPhone-Likeness
Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a...– Albert Einstein, (perhaps?)
Rails, Ajax and jQuery at code tunes →
A post on incorporating jQuery with Rails, but without using jRuby.
Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, the easy pleasant and the...– Moshe Feldenkrais (via pearbudgetblog)
Jared Goralnick, of AwayFind, just posted a slideshow that John Buckman, of Magnatune, gave at LeWeb ‘08. Whew. Lots of links there. But here’s the slideshow. It’s awesome. Employees SuckView SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: bookmooch magnatune)
New Wine and whiskey Barrels | Used Whiskey... →
$120 for an aged whiskey barrel. Should I ever get my act together to brew that bourbon stout.
Jason J. Tennier, Super Genius: Removing Local... →
A blog post about where to find local gems in OSX. I’m still having trouble removing a couple of pre-1.0 gem releases, and that’s messing up the rest of everything. Bah.
We Three Konami, from 8-bit Jesus
A whale of a tale - (37signals) →
There are some *awesome* family stories (not mine) from various 37signals fans. It’s interesting how many of them are from children (or grandchildren) of soldiers.
The medium of beauty in a business world is the workers that make the businesses...– The business of love | Culture Making
24 ways: Using Google App Engine as Your Own... →
Like the Dean Edwards thing from a few days ago … but a lot more up-to-date, and more hands-on in its explanation of how to make it work. Brilliant, really.
The sentiment in this video is great, but the language in the second half is inappropriate for those with delicate ears. via the show with zefrank
has_many :bugs, :through => :rails: Rails... →
I am *SO* excited about Rails templates. Good Lord, this will make things easier.
Convert Bitmaps to Vector Art in a Flash →
A tutorial on using Flash to convert bitmap images to vector art.
matthooks's authlogic-activation-tutorial at... →
A tutorial for setting up authlogic using e-mail and OpenID and some other goodies. Uses Git as the hosting of the tutorial, which is kind of neat.
The data: URI kitchen →
A way to convert images to the content necessary to be loaded in to data: uri. Really really interesting.
Dress Me Up →
Super-cute handmade cloth toys and bibs and things for little ones.
“Gettin’ Crap Done”: The new book by productivity guru Drew! - Get off line - Do your work (the rest of the pages are blank)