February 3rd, 2009 by alephnaught

Review of JavaScript Performance Rocks!

Title: JavaScript Performance Rocks! Author: Thomas Fuchs and Amy Hoy This ebook does rock!  I’ve been doing various kinds of web development for years and I learned some useful tricks. The book is 107 pages organized into 4 sections: Intro Loadtime Runtime iPhone Each section takes a no-holds-barred approach to the content. My favorite section […]

Scrum Master training

January 23rd, 2009 by alephnaught

Scrum Master training

I am now a Certified Scrum Master after attending two days of training down in Costa Mesa.  The class was given by Michael James from Danube Technologies.  The class was very practical and pragmatic, as befits training for an agile process in my opinion. We learned about the three roles: Product owner Scrum Master Team […]

October 25th, 2008 by alephnaught

New study by Rubicon Consulting on online communities

I read “Study: Influencers are Alive and Well on Social Media Sites” in the New York Times today, which led me to the underlying study by Rubicon Consulting, “Online Communities and Their Impact on Business: Ignore at Your Peril.” I’ve only just started reading the article, but I didn’t want to loose the link and […]

September 6th, 2008 by alephnaught

New York Times article on micro-blogging

There’s a long, pretty good article on micro-blogging today, Brave New World of Digital Intimacy (I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You). The article presents a reasonable short history along with some good psychology research related to micro-blogging.

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July 28th, 2008 by alephnaught

New search site: Cuil

Its been a good day for reading the NY Times. I found an article (“Former Employees of Google Prepare Rival Search Engine“) on a new search engine, Cuil (pronounced “cool”), that’s being built by former employees of Google.  The Wall Street Journal also has an article, “Former Google Engineers Launch Search Engine.” So I tried […]

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July 27th, 2008 by alephnaught

Leopard upgrade so far

I performed my upgrade to Apple Leopard on Friday, July 25, 2008. I did an in-place upgrade, not a clean reinstall. And its been pretty good so far. I had to download and install the latest developer tools. Then I had to download and install the latest driver for my HP OfficeJet (a 7210 – […]

July 15th, 2008 by alephnaught

Taking a look at atomserver

I read the XML Daily Newslink, and saw the following reference: AtomServer Helps Serve Up AtomPub Taylor Cowan, O’Reilly Technical The most interesting development within the XML world of late is AtomPub. It abstracts the details (however simple they may be) of REST and provides them in a well specified protocol. Instead of writing home […]

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July 5th, 2008 by electricbob

More fixes for the blog

I fixed Twitter Tools on Thursday, and now I’ve fixed the page menu on my blog. Turns out the theme I’m using was missing a couple CSS lines (I hate CSS almost as much as I hate JavaScript, but you have to use what you’ve got). I added these two lines to the Menu section […]

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July 4th, 2008 by alephnaught

Patch for Twitter Tools plugin’s timezone problem

Since I got an extra day off from work yesterday, I had some time to spend on solving a problem. I use Twitter Tools to display my five most recent tweets on my blog, as well as creating a digest post of my tweets every day, and a notification tweet of new posts to my […]

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July 2nd, 2008 by alephnaught

GPS tracking getting better (still not great for the unwashed masses)

Today’s New York Times has an article titled, “See Spot Run. Now Find Out Where He Went.” The author tried out the Zoombak, a GPS tracking tool designed to be used on dogs and children. As the author noted, it didn’t work so well, with lots of false locations and slow updates. Luckily I’m past […]