We don’t get angry because the glass is broken; we get angry because we...– the Venerable Robina Courtin
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-9-26) →
Regina Spektor (38) Weezer (32) Erin McKeown (22) The Mountain Goats (16) Animal Collective (16) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
A few rules that Buster Benson tries to live by: You must not dilly-dally. You must be your word. You must have good intentions. You must admit to being the maker of meaning. You must not feel sorry for yourself. You must have a vision that you are striving for. You must tie creativity and experimentation with survival. You must be the change you want to see. You must rally others with...
In the end it’s the stories that remain, not the facts. An’ stories...– Reinhard Kleist, in the graphic novel Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-9-19) →
Pixies (51) Reel Big Fish (26) Weezer (10) dConstruct (4) Pavement (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Christians who imitate him [Christ] soon discover that little practices of renunciation, of what I won’t do, even through it’s legitimate, are a necessary habit I have to form in order to practice freedom …it reminds me of the things which, in the modern world, we can give up — not because we want a more beautiful life, but because we want to become aware of how much we are attached to the...
Just a half-baked thought here. I’ve appreciated the need for the “digital fast” (or whatever you want to call it) in the past. Sarah and I’ll go through phases, usually depending on how close to a launch deadline we are, where we’ll have “no screens on Sundays” or some other term for a technological sabbath. But I have an issue with our implementation...
Another Thing I Made - "Twitter - No Sidebar"...
This is a small one. I made a Firefox extension (Twitter - No Sidebar) that turns off Twitter’s sidebar. So you go from this: To this: It was inspired by Jacob Bijani’s “Naked Twitter” Safari extension, which basically makes the Twitter homepage look more like a Mac app. I didn’t go so far as to add the icons across the top row, mainly because I feel like icons...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-9-5) →
Esquivel (14) Animal Collective (10) Johnny Cash (9) Reel Big Fish (9) Jimmy Cliff (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Me: I'm not the only one who forgets things!
Sarah: What? What'd I forget?
Me: You left the water running in the sink!
Sarah: I *told* you about that. You said you'd get it.
Creating Triangles in CSS (Jon Rohan) →
This is a technique I’ve used before, but I’m bookmarking it as his demo (with the border) looks so nice, and I might incorporate something similar into Monotask’s UI.
I can’t wait until all of the things in my house are RFID’d and wi-fi locatable via iPhone apps. For example, at the moment, I’m trying to find our 3’ level, so I can hang a whiteboard in my office. I have no idea where the level is. It’d be so nice if I could grab my iPod Touch, scan the Database of Things in my house, find the level, and hit “Locate!”. ...
Splitting strings in ruby when you have multiple...
I had a quick bit of code I had to look up, and the helpful link was a little down the page on Google, so I’m just posting this to give that link a little more love, and in case my own post is helpful for anyone trying to do this down the road. A PearBudget user requested that, when using the iPhone app, he be able to use the period as a tag delimiter, reason being that the period is on...
SSL in Plain English →
Alex Le covers SSL certificates, why you’d want them, and how to go about setting them up.
Apple's Pricing Decoys - BusinessWeek →
How Apple uses anchoring and other consumer psychology to influence what people buy. Interesting stuff.
How to Distribute a Mac App - a survey
This isn’t a survey in the “let me ask you some questions” sense of the word. It’s a survey in the sense of it being an overview of various methods and other writings. But if you have any feedback on this, I’d love to hear it. I’ve already done this research two or three times now, and I keep neglecting to write up my thoughts on it. Don’t have a ton of...
You can’t really see it in this picture, but I really like the grid, line-height, font size, and other elements of the design at Display. (via @alexgiron)