Archive for April, 2009

Acid2 Featured On Wikipedia

I just noticed that the Acid2 test is today’s featured article on Wikipedia. It is a well done article that even shows a timeline of when browsers became compliant and screenshots of various browsers status. The Acid3 article is also rather good.

Loren Brichter On Tweetie

Loren Brichter is the author of the popular Twitter application Tweetie, an iPhone only application until the Mac version was released on Monday. MacWorld has a great little interview with Loren. One thing I really admire is that Loren really understands how to build a good application. Performance, ease of use, simplicity are all taken […]

Unibody MacBooks Are Strong

If you’ve held a unibody MacBook and a previous generation , you know the new unibody is a substantial improvement on an already solid frame. Even with that knowledge I’m surprised to see these pictures of a MacBook that survived Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 which crashed outside of Schiphol in February. Noteworthy is that rather […]

Phorm’s UserAgent

There’s a fair amount of controversy regarding Phorm a company who plans to target advertising by harvesting information via deep packet inspection. They are already in talks with several ISP’s. I’ll leave the debate over Phorm from a user perspective for someplace else. They claim to offer ways to let websites opt out of their […]

Literal Version Of The Monkees Daydream Believer

This is the second literal video I’ve mentioned here. I still think it’s an interesting concept. This one is particularly amusing since it’s The Monkees, and their video is indeed full of things to make fun of 40 years later. Enjoy!

SpongeBob Got Back

Yes, this is the third Baby Got Back post on this blog. Why? Because I find these parodies of the most bizarre song ever made to be quite amusing. Enjoy. This one is a part of a Burger King promotion (featuring The Burger King himself) and SpongeBob. This is a new level of bizarre.

Engineering Efficiency

Internet companies have the unique ability to scale quicker than any other industry on earth. Never before has a company been able to position itself from being nothing more than an idea to being in the living rooms of millions around the globe in a matter of hours. While this introduces seemingly unlimited opportunities to […]

Thunderbird’s Future

Thunderbird is not dying. Great work has already taken place by some talented developers. Need proof? Check it out (though take note it’s a beta and shouldn’t be used in a production environment, yada, yada yada). That said, it been a long road to 3.0 but progress is being made. You can also take a […]

How To Build A Good Order/Shipment Notification Email

I buy a decent amount of stuff online, both physical goods and services from various vendors. It amazes me how few get the order confirmation and shipment notification emails right. Most companies do a downright awful job. Order Confirmation Order confirmations should be sent shortly after an order has been sent and the credit card […]

Google’s Data Center Secrets

Big news today is that Google “unveiled” (more like confirmed) some data center secrets: Custom Servers It has been known for years that Google has been building it’s own servers rather than buy from a vendor. They have defended this as their servers are more efficient and customized for their needs than they could ever […]