Archive for the 'Web' Category

How To Talk Dirty

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Today there is much chatter on Twitter about Brittany Tarvin’s A Letter to the Developer Community. In a nutshell: Brittany attended MacTech last week, and was offended by the unprofessional vibe in a few instances, but in particular, with regard to sexual jokes that comprised the content of one. It reads to me less like […]

Twitter Security Smackdown

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Today Twitter announced a few distinct policy changes for clients of their API, all wrapped up under the banner of improved security permissions for end-users. The best response I’ve seen yet is from John Gruber, who smells something funny in the deli. I tend to agree. The announcements today comprise some useful security enhancements, but […]

Fix Tumblr

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

For several months now, Tumblr has apparently been a victim of its own success. What used to be known as a super-popular, well-designed, streamlined blogging service with lots of internet-famous blogs hosted on it, is increasingly known as all that and also as a flakey, unreliable service. Folks who host their blogs on Tumblr are […]

What Is Blogging?

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

In response to my comment on Twitter about wanting to commission a good entry-level web site for aspiring bloggers, Ian Beck experiments with nailing down exactly what blogging is. Obviously, it’s many, many, things. Like chess, you can teach the ground rules to somebody, who then has a practically limitless number of choices about how […]