If you’re willing to keep doing work you dislike just to pay your bills,...– unknown
Complex vs Complicated Software →
Didn’t take too long today, but I was able to accomplish the following: Get the coffeescript package installed and working find a coffee-mode for emacs Get express installed and working Set up a basic ‘hello world’ server Check it all into a github repository. Suprisingly, getting set up to create a github repo was the longest step of any of them. But I’ve been...
I’ve wanted to learn more about all of the great technologies out there, so I’ve come up with a (hopefully short) project that will help me learn about a lot of the new technologies that are out there: Set up a simple REST interface with Node.js and the Express.js plugin Set up a simple front-end in HTML,CSS, and Backbone.js that can interact with it. Store the data in a MongoDB...
Use things that you know will be great in two years– Joel Spolsky
Fighting SOPA / PIPA Today
I know everyone is happy to have all of their favorite websites back today, but the war against internet censorship is far from over. The big issue here is not convincing politicians, but the media conglomerates that spend millions sponsoring this kinds of bills. The same companies that have tried so hard to fight against other ‘industry-killing’ technologies such as Cassette Tapes,...
How can you figure out if you are sane? … Everyone knows that the insane...– Hofstadter, Godel Escher Bach (Can’t wait to get this book in the mail tomorrow)
Eddy Chan: How I Learnt enough Python/Django to be... →
eddy-chan: Reading the umpteeth ‘Son, you need to learn to code if you’re going to be a web startup founder’ article I knew it was the first step I had to take. After all, it makes perfect sense right? You have a vague product idea which you want to turn into a prototype or even possibly a V1; you’re either…
Minimalism is not about less, it is about exactly.