Colors (a 1x1 pixel generator and asset server) -...
I find that, on occasion, I need 1px x 1px PNGs of varying colors. For example … when I don’t want to fool with the box model and how different browsers implement <div> widths, but I need a column border of a certain color. I also wanted to play around with the Ruby web framework Sinatra. Since this seemed like a really simple project, I gave it a shot. I ended up using a Ruby...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-8-29) →
Operation Ivy (29) Death Cab for Cutie (25) The Postal Service (20) Passion Pit (19) The Stereo (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
How We Doubled Our Conversion Rate In Two Days... →
A great overview of how Noah tweaked AppSumo.com to increase conversions from 1.5% to 3%. Some good, specific examples.
I now try to stop eating the instant I feel the slightest desire to stop. It...– This. This. Oh, Lord, this. Quote comes from neilk, via Hacker News
Regrets of the Dying →
This is getting linked from a bunch of places, but I think I’ll want to revisit this down the road. So, bookmarking it. From a palliative care nurse.
Crimson Text (a font) →
A very nice Garamond-ian typeface. Still under development, but terribly pretty.
CSS Reset (from Eric Meyer), now as a TextMate...
Update: On 2011-01-03, I updated the code to include Eric Meyer’s 2011-01-03 refresh. If you downloaded this before, you’ll want to update your local copy by downloading the .zip file and then double-clicking on each .tmSnippet in the folder. People of Earth! Specifically, nerdy front-end developers who know about Eric Meyers’s CSS Reset! Even more specifically, those...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-8-22) →
The Mountain Goats (48) Passion Pit (29) Rita Gorr, Jon Vickers, Etc.; Georges Prêtre: Opéra De Paris (29) Howard Shore (14) Death Cab for Cutie (13) Imported from …
I think I just found my dream phone
It’s called the Motofone F3, and Motorola came out with it 4 years ago. It’s the simplest phone I can find. No photos. No texting (basically). No mobile web. No weirdo ringtones. Just calls, the date / time, and a contact list. That’s it. It’s perfect. Except … Unfortunately, I can’t find the F3c model (the version necessary for Verizon’s CDMA...
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home...
The Mountain Goats, live at NPR via @jrdkirk
So … next May, SXSW will be happening down in Austin TX. I have a panel that I’ve proposed for the conference, and I’d really appreciate your vote for it to happen. The Life of the Startup Parent You’re starting a startup, running a blog professionally, investing in other startups, or otherwise doing “the geek thing,” and yet … you know that your identity is...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-8-15) →
Fatboy Slim (19) Trevor Pinnock: The English Concert (16) Architecture in Helsinki (14) Dashboard Confessional (13) Reinhard Goebel: Musica Antiqua Köln (10) Imported from
Dev’s Guide to Feedback Driven Development
Tweet Button | dev.twitter.com →
Clayton Christensen, in a speech given to Harvard’s 2010 graduating MBAs: Unconsciously, we often employ the marginal cost doctrine in our personal lives when we choose between right and wrong. A voice in our head says, “Look, I know that as a general rule, most people shouldn’t do this. But in this particular extenuating circumstance, just this once, it’s OK.” The marginal cost of doing...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-8-8) →
Death Cab for Cutie (27) The Postal Service (21) Passion Pit (11) Emancipator (8) The Flaming Lips (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
"Negative Influence Metrics"
sirtobytobe: I like to group conversion funnels and cohort analysis into what I call “Positive Influence Metrics.” This is when we look at the reports generated from the data we collect about users to determine the whether they are taking the desired action we want them to. Hence we look for repeat positive signals showing users taking the actions we want them to. These metrics and reports...
I just coined the term “Krugian Affordance.” As in, “don’t make me think.” http://10k.aneventapart.com/Entry/72
Gyptian - Hold Yuh