Category Archives: Aside
My strategy in development has always been Release Early, Release Awesome.
Just checked up on my Google Reader statistics. From your 65 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 1,255 items, clicked 166 items, starred 3 items, shared 1 items, and emailed 0 items. Since November 22, 2006 you have … Continue reading
The Akismet plugin for WordPress wins today’s Most Ambiguous Button award. After subconsciously struggling with the meaning of the “Update options »” button, I realized why I was having such trouble: “update” could be either a noun or a verb, and … Continue reading
I’ve been experimenting with using Mnemosyne, a nifty open source flashcard/spaced repetition application, to learn Spanish. While I like the tactility of 3×5 flashcards for generic vocab study, studying oral questions is slightly harder; you need to have a volunteer … Continue reading
If you spend twice as long building your debugging framework as you do actually developing, you still come out ahead – you get all that time back as soon as you catch just a few errors. It feels like a … Continue reading
This week is the first ever Computer Science Education Week. Some of the statistics on the official site are sobering (“The percent of high schools with rigorous computer science courses fell from 40% to 27% from 2005-2009”), while others are exciting: … Continue reading
I’ve been using Chrome considerably more over the past few weeks, and with the addition of [developer-only build] extensions, Firefox may gather more dust than I expected. I just tweaked the Google Reader Checker extension to fix a weakness it … Continue reading