Monthly Archives: March 2013

Scripting News: Ten-year Berkman Thursday reunion meetup on April 25.

It’s been 10 years since the Berkman-Thursday group started, and with it, blogging at Harvard. It all happened at the same time Facebook was booting up on campus. It was an informal group that met at Berkman Center every Thursday … Continue reading

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Scripting News: The soul of the new developer.

Just read this story in today’s NY Times about the Stuyvesant High School teacher who wanted to make an elite school to teach computer science to young gifted New Yorkers. It was a Fred Wilson thing. Fred Wilson is to … Continue reading

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Thread: The creepiest April 1 web page?

The worst tradition of the net is the April Fools news article. I have something to announce. I’m quitting. No I’m not. Fooled you! My competitor is a jerk. Haha. You’re a fool. None of it is funny, and while … Continue reading

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Scripting News: I’m on the web team.

Any company that takes content off the web and puts it in a private silo is playing on its own team. There are lots of companies doing this, so there are lots of teams. I’m on the team that puts … Continue reading

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Thread: I’m not making blogging tools. :-)

First, I really appreciate Mathew Ingram’s writeup in Gigaom about what we’re doing at Small Picture. If you haven’t read it, and you’re a regular here, go read it now. Lots of good stuff. 😉 However.. (you knew that was … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Make a Twitter out of RSS.

As developers rush to fill the Google Reader hole, it seems everyone is trying to reproduce Google Reader, almost verbatim. It’s understandable. There are a huge number of fans of Google Reader who will be without Google Reader as of … Continue reading

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Scripting News: An open note to tech press/bloggers.

We just did a great rollout, the product is fantastic. This is going to move tech in a new direction. It’ll create new standards. I’m absolutely sure of it. Yet, even with my track record as one who leads change … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Thinking like an outliner.

I’m sure Bob Stepno won’t mind if I use his question/suggestion as an example of how outliners are different from most other programs. On our Q&A page, he asked how do you select-all in an outline. He was disappointed that … Continue reading

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Scripting News: The missing HTML 5 local storage FAQ.

After a few thousand people looked at Little Outliner yesterday, it’s clear that some users are uncomfortable with the idea of local storage. For many, apparently this is the first time they have encoutered this HTML 5 feature. I looked … Continue reading

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Scripting News: The magic of HTML 5 and S3.

We just shipped a new product, promoted the hell out of it (with great results, thanks!), the site is getting huge traffic, but our server is as quiet as it was yesterday. Because this web app uses no server resources. … Continue reading

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