Defeat comment spam? Yes we can!
December 26, 2008, 12:26 pm
Thanks, but I’m not looking for a Russian bride and somehow I doubt yours is really a “trusted pharmacy.”
There is too much. Let me sum up.
December 10, 2008, 10:12 am
A friend and former colleague asked me how I got to 666 Twitter followers so fast. The short answer: by trying.
What will be your legacy?
November 24, 2008, 11:24 am
My mother died of pancreatic cancer 3 months ago, today. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. The experience has prompted in me some reflection on my own life, at the mid-way point.
Make long URLs short with tr.im.it
November 1, 2008, 12:34 pm
The best Dashboard widgets scratch an itch. I’m a big fan of tr.im for URL shortening, but even their excellent bookmarklet wasn’t quite convenient enough for me. Lucky for me that a) tr.im publish a public API, and b) I know how to build widgets.
On the value of Twitter
October 10, 2008, 10:10 pm
About a month ago, I answered a question on LinkedIn about Twitter. Edward R. Gurney asked, “Do you get it?” At the time, I didn’t. Now, I think I do.
Ego-surfing, 2001 style!
October 10, 2008, 10:10 am
In honor of their 10th anniversary, Google have made available search as it was in 2001 (love the exclamation point on the logo, guys!).
Stack Overflow: I’m sold!
September 20, 2008, 5:17 pm
Joel Spolsky announced Stack Overflow a few days ago. After mostly lurking since then, I posted my first question a little bit ago. 35 minutes later, I had a drop-in solution to my problem. Crikey, that was fast!
V8: neither all that nor a bag of chips
September 11, 2008, 11:09 pm
Playing to a browser’s strengths: Simple Templates 1.1
September 6, 2008, 11:11 pm
In the 3 days since I first published Simple Templates, I have released 1 bug fix and 1 minor upgrade. It’s a much better plugin than it was a couple of days ago. I guess this is why they say “Release early. Release often.”
Introducing jQuery Simple Templates
September 3, 2008, 9:03 pm
Overall, I love jQuery. One thing I have missed from my Prototype days was simple, built-in templating. Introducing jQuery Simple Templates.
Coda 1.5 is the bee’s knees
August 27, 2008, 1:11 pm
A long time ago, in a country far, far away, I wrote a blog post where I called skEdit The (Mostly) Perfect Text Editor. Coda, while itself not perfect, is even better.
August 26, 2008, 8:26 pm
In these troubled times, it can be hard to know whom to trust. In looking for a numerical sort function, the first two articles I found both recommended the same syntax. Both of them were wrong.
Using Coda’s Terminal Tab Locally
August 22, 2008, 8:22 am
This might be pretty obvious, but it’s really simple to use Coda’s Terminal tab to interact with your local system from the command line. Here’s how…
Series on hold: What a surprise…
June 1, 2008, 12:12 pm
I told you that I didn’t have great luck with blog series. Maybe I jinxed myself, but soon after I penned entry 0, we had an announcement at work that’s thrown my life into a bit of disarray.
May 13, 2008, 3:45 pm
innerHTML versus the DOM: Can’t we all just get along?
April 19, 2008, 11:11 pm
Having tested the relative speed of innerHTML versus DOM node replacement myself, I read with interest When innerHTML isn’t Fast Enough. I have put together a test of my previous 2 techniques plus one inspired by that article.
The first 48 hours of PHP Function Reference, by the numbers
April 8, 2008, 11:00 am
I thought I had it all sorted. I thought I had put together a foolproof way to track exactly how many times my PHP Function Reference widget had been downloaded and from where. I was wrong.
PHP Function Reference 1.0
April 7, 2008, 4:07 pm
It’s done, finished, out the door, in the can. Version one-point-oh of my PHP Function Reference (aka, PHPfr) widget is officially available for download. And, oh my dog, it’s about time.
New version of PHPfr in the works
March 30, 2008, 12:34 pm
There’ve been a couple of false starts over the 2 years that I’ve been developing this Dashboard widget, so excuse me if I didn’t want to say anything until I knew a release was close, but PHP Function Reference 1.0 is nearly done. w00+!
Ferraro: Taking one for the team?
March 12, 2008, 8:20 pm
OK, I know in my last post I said I rarely blog about politics, but here is another case where I feel the need to chime in. I suspect that Geraldine Ferraro’s recent comments about Barack Obama’s race and her subsequent “resignation” from her “honorary” post with the Clinton campaign was all a calculated political maneuver.
Spitzer: Shot across the bow?
March 11, 2008, 3:11 am
The revelation today of Eliot Spitzer’s involvement with high-priced prostitutes constitutes a shot across the bow to politicians tempted to get cheeky this election season. Who’s in the cross-hairs next?
The Sincerest Form of Flattery
March 2, 2008, 3:33 pm
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. They also say there is a fine line between imitation and inspiration. Gentle reader, I leave it for you to decide on which side of this line the following falls.
February 28, 2008, 11:11 pm
February 12, 2008, 2:12 pm
No, I’m not talking about drug smuggling. I’m talking about the inconsistencies in how The Big 3 web browsers deal with
So Many Widgets, So Little Time
January 8, 2008, 8:01 am