Learning something new every day.
The US Senate passed an online sales tax in a vote this afternoon after a heated final round of debate. A small group of anti-tax Republicans, as well as Democratic Senators from states without sales tax like Montana and Oregon, argued vociferously against the bill—but to no avail. The final vote was 69-27, not much […]
We’re pleased to announce two-step verification as an optional extra layer of protection for your Linode account. Once enabled, logging in will require a six-digit security token in addition to your username and password. Happy to see Linode taking this step given their recent security issues. I’ve been a happy customer of Linode for a […]
I needed a tool that either added white or black to a hex color. Launching Photoshop just to drag a color picker around wasn’t cutting it. I looked around for a web app that would do this but unfortunately most good programmers are terrible designers. I built HexColorTool to fill the gap. It’s responsive too! […]
If you plan on releasing a library as open source, please make sure it has Clear dependency/installation instructions At least one brief documentation guide A change log and tags in the repo Some information about supported language/runtime/tool versions and project maturity A mailing list where users can ask questions and help each other Doing anything […]
When providing a choice of display options, the computer should almost always respect the user’s stated preference and employ it as the default the next time around. I am amazed at how many sites and applications don’t do this and instead force users to repeat their choices again and again. In short do pagination but […]
There is a real problem going to occur with regards to the App Store and desktop/mobile software in general if pure software businesses aren’t able to sustain themselves in the long term.
Like brain-teasers and computer science algorthims, read on indeed.
Notch (the guy who started Minecraft) has a really good piece on why patents are a bad idea.
Really enjoying this idea, going to try it out I think this weekend, as I’m due for a Star Wars marathon.
A fun journey through algorithms to find a solution to getting some awesome compression stats.
Got any book recommendations?