Jan 20 2010

“There are many like it, but this one is mine.” A recent Weightshift project, Central, brought about a few development challenges, one of which was background imagery. Naz had designed the page to include photography set behind the content. This raised questions: How would we deal with the additional weight of the images (~150–250K) without […]

Jan 13 2010

Google’s voicemail-to-text transcription service rarely gets it right. But, what it lacks in accuracy is made up for in laughs. For instance, a call from my parents which starts as “Hi, Scott, it’s Mom” is transcribed to “My god, it’s Mom!” Or, “Hi, Scotty, it’s your Dad,” becomes “Hi, scaredy.” I shudder to mention the […]

Jan 5 2010

Just took part in a survey for Netflix where I was asked about my interest in Watch Instantly on a Wii. Interesting that a disc might be required… Imagine that Netflix offers its subscribers the ability to instantly watch movies & TV episodes on their TV via their Nintendo Wii. You can choose from a […]

Nov 17 2009

Sasparilla Muckinfuss is now following your tweets on Twitter. Huh? Who’s that? It’s not an uncommon scenario: someone follows you on Twitter, and you’re not sure how that happened. Of course, there’s a good possibility that they’re spam, but not always. Often it’s hard to tell. You can see that they follow 101 people and […]

Oct 21 2009

I am no longer an AT&T customer. My iPhone is now useful. I consider myself lucky: I was let out of my contract after a several-month long dispute over AT&T’s quality of service (or lack thereof). Look above; that picture shows what I saw every day: zero to one bars of service within a 1-mile […]

Sep 29 2009

I was looking to buy a new bottle of Scotch whisky and posed the question, “What’s your favorite?” Here are the answers that everyone submitted. Hope you find a new, enjoyable drink. And thanks for your help. Distillery Region Type Age (yr.) * Honorable mention for 12-year, Redbreast Irish whiskey, which does not get to […]

Jun 19 2009

A huge thank you to Derek Perez, who has taken over development of the jQuery PageSlide plug-in. He’s done a major overhaul and brought it up to version 1.1 with the following new features: Choose slide direction (left or right) Custom width slides Modal slides unobtrusive Mutiple slide definitions on the same page Fully supported […]

Jun 2 2009

Very cool. GitHub now offering private installs of their software within a company’s own network. If I had a business that was large enough to warrant this type of setup, I’d be all over it. But, alas, my new projects are weenie small, so I’ll stick to the regular ol’ GitHub product in the foreseeable […]

Jun 1 2009

This weekend, I started to play around with Jetpack from Mozilla Labs. If you haven’t already heard of Jetpack, it’s a Labs experiment that looks at making the creation of web browser extensions easier. As someone who’s previously tried to make a Firefox extension, I can say wholeheartedly that this was a much, much, much […]

Apr 22 2009

I love music. Every since my parents let me pick out a few cassettes from our Columbia House ’12 tapes for 1 cent’ mail-in order, I’ve been hooked. (I chose Thriller, Weird Al’s ‘In 3-D’, and the Flash Gordon soundtrack.) That’s why, when Aza approached me with a project he had been working on, I […]