Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mind bombs of 2011

We used to talk about mind bombs here without too much shame. Now we’re for some reason afraid to say something is explosive even when we know it is?? Time to stop doing that.

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Last ride of Sept 2011

Pretty sure this was the last ride of Sept 2011. It was a good one. I was sure I had a tail wind going uptown, but then I felt like I had one coming back down. The roads were filled … Continue reading

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Oughta be a law I tell you!

Nothing is worse than getting notices from companies that are impossible to communicate with. So if you want to send a notice via email, then you have to put a human being at the end of the line. These days … Continue reading

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Blorkmark demo

Chris Davies asked about my paragraph-level permalinks in a comment on Google Plus. I told him about Blorkmarks, which is what comes next, imho. Basically they’re DNS-based markers in outlines. Here’s a demo. http://addressingcontent.blorkmark.com/ You kind of have to stare … Continue reading

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Let’s talk platforms

I spent hours this morning getting this to look right, and it still doesn’t. http://scripting.com/images/2011/09/30/signinDialog.gif HTML as a user interface language is no good. It might have had potential at one time, but we’re lost in space. PS: I used … Continue reading

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Command-line for browser

How come there’s no command line in the browser. A window pops up and lets me enter a little JS code that runs right off. It’s a scripting environment, why not go all the way? Security issue? Or maybe it’s … Continue reading

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DaveCast #16: Mac of the web

I wrote a blog post today about UI on the web. An important piece that could use some elaboration. So I did a podcast. The premise: The web is where the PC industry was before the Mac. No standard UIs. … Continue reading

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An idea for the Republicans

Why don’t you guys make peace with the rest of us? I don’t think you get how much you’re waging war, not against the Democrats, but against the country. Or maybe you do. In which case we have to get … Continue reading

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Why didn’t we march?

Question for everyone. Why didn’t we march on Washington when they were playing Russian Roulette with the guns pointed at us, not them. When people look for a purpose to the Occupy Wall Street demos, that’s as good a one … Continue reading

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CSS is a tradeoff

I’m finally getting comfortable with CSS. And not just to use it to style an individual site. I have to make CSS work in a templating language for the work I’m doing. I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to … Continue reading

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