Monthly Archives: May 2013

Scripting News: Dropbox is down.

We love that we don’t have to run servers for most of what Fargo does, but that means we rely on Dropbox’s and Amazon’s servers. And Dropbox appears to be down now, and that means no Fargo. I feel the … Continue reading

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Review: My first ride on a CitiBike.

I just got back from a ride on a CitiBike, one of NYC’s new bikeshare deals. Executive summary: It works. I felt like I was there on the first day the subway opened in NYC. However it was not without … Continue reading

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Scripting News: New Flickr.

Users like changes in products that are responsive to their needs and wants. Bugs fixed. Performance improved. A key missing feature added. Users like a dialog with the product creators that show there’s an understanding. That seems to work best … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Fargo thread on Hacker News.

I didn’t want to post Fargo to Hacker News because it would seem too much like an ad, but this evening someone else did, and it’s generating a lot of new users, and people seem genuinely excited about it. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5772623Continue reading

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Scripting News: Investing in America on Memorial Day.

There’s a false argument about the national debt that goes like this. We can’t leave a huge debt for future generations to pay off. It’s false for a couple of reasons: 1. If you make good investments, they create growth … Continue reading

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I’m Tom Sawyer and I have a great fence and some paint.

You know how they have all these methods of development, agile, etc. My method is whitewashing fences. I’m Tom Sawyer and I have a great fence and some paint. It’s a beautiful day and I’m having the time of my … Continue reading

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Idea for Hacker News: Add a waiting period before new accounts can post. Like registering a gun.

The other day I suggested perhaps adding blocking to HN, mostly as a way of starting a discussion. And it led to some interesting ideas that I think are worth considering. A lot of the personal attacks come from accounts … Continue reading

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