Monthly Archives: February 2013

Programming lesson: Don’t slog away at the end of the day.

Here’s one of the fundamental rules of programming. You’re at the end of your day, you’ve gotten a lot of stuff done, and you have one more thing to get right before the feature is complete, and you’re searching for … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Why you should learn to code.

I actually do think people should learn to code, at least a little — just as you learn a little chemistry, biology and math in school. Learning how to program is imho easier than those things, but then I have … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Good software design is ageless.

A comment from Michael Markman: “I’m an older dog than Dave Winer — by about a decade. And I’ve managed to learn this new trick: move one finger, the pointer moves. Use two fingers and the window scrolls.” Necessary recital: … Continue reading

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Thread: We’re in constant Congress-induced crisis mode in the US.

We’re in constant Congress-induced crisis mode in the US. It’s gotten so routine, I don’t even pay attention anymore. I suspect a lot of other people do the same. I kind of hope the Republicans don’t back down, and let … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Watching Marco’s Magazine.

I’ve been watching Marco Arment’s publishing venture, called The Magazine, with interest and a little puzzlement. It looks like a high wall around writing, the kind of wall that was natural before publishing got cheap, first with laser printing and … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Era of the big man is over.

This is a basketball story, but not really. There was a time when bigger was better. If you worked at the biggest company you were smarter, more powerful, better looking, knew what was happening. You could see over our heads. … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Apple arguing with iTself on my iMac.

I just plugged my iPad into my iMac and launched iTunes. A dialog appeared saying there’s a new version of iOS for the iPad. Would I like to download and iNstall it. Yes. A few seconds later a dialog appears … Continue reading

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