With the craziness of running a WordCamp last week I didn’t have much time to read through my Instapaper queue. Thankfully, I had some extra time to catch up on things tonight. Interestingly I had a lot of articles that hit on similar themes. Last… Continue reading →
When I switched to webOS from my old iPhone, it felt like I was using the future. The inductive charging and reliance on cloud accounts for contacts, calendars, and email permitted me to be have a truly cord-free phone.
I totally agree with Ian here. I loved using my Palm Pre and webOS was so much fun to interact with. The hardware was a weak point but over time I figured that would be solved. It’s truly a shame Palm couldn’t make it in the marketplace.
Target The Forward Fringe:
But when Apple announced the Retina MacBook Pro at WWDC, revamping all of my apps and my web site jumped to the top of my list of priorities…
Why? Because HiDPI customers may be a fringe group, but they are a forward-facing fringe. They represent the users of the future, and the more we cater to them now, the more deeply embedded our products and designs will be in their culture. The future culture.
Top 20 Secrets of Coda 2. I had no idea some of these existed. The user-agent previewing is my new favorite discovery, really well done.
There’s no such thing as an objective filter: Why designing algorithms that tell us the news is hard. An objective filter for news may not be the algorithm we need, but that doesn’t mean the right filter is any less difficult to build.
I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to read Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software. One of the more interesting non-fiction things I’ve read in a while.
Rubber Duck Problem Solving. Jeff Atwood explains why Stack Exchange cares so much about how you ask your question. Their “How to Ask” page is pretty interesting, too. The more effort you put in to your question the better the answer tends to be.
It’s no secret that I love Rdio. Today’s update makes it even more fantastic. The updates make it a smoother experience overall. Really looking forward to digging in to the changes more after SXSW.