For the pages in the application that we can do it, we create mirror HTML pages. Those pages are out there on the web — they can be shared, they can be searched, you can find them out there... We know there are billions of other people sharing content on the web, and we want to be part of that.
There are things that we can do in the air that we can't do when our feet are rooted to the ground, we've tried skipping and it wasn't good enough. Now, we've taken a running jump off a cliff, having knitted a parachute out of rope. Even though the rope wasn't really designed for this, so long as we've bound it tight enough it will actually probably work well enough to glide and land. Of course, there are almost certainly a few loose holes that will make the descent a little scary at times, and if it's wrong then whole contraption will unravel in the air and we'll fall to our deaths.
I have a reasonably well known passion for music, a passion which so far outstrips my passion for blogging that I never actually wrote a ‘Best Of 2009’ music post. There's one for 2008, and even that took a month to write.
We simply cannot have democracy be held hostage because the minority wants to prove a point
- The audience’s standing ovation was ecstatic, rapturous, genuine. Here, in this safe place, a man had dared to stand up and tell them that the internet was really, really important, and it was going to become more so.
First, and that’s an easy one, you need to pick the color. The iPad 2 comes in both
A member of staff is now walking down the ethnically-diverse queue shouting ‘No whites! No whites!’ which is POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD as far as I’m concerned.
Internationalising phrases is harder than it looks, since it's not just an exercise in swapping words and inserting variables. A common issue is the plural: The presence of an ‘s’ on a key word, based on the value of a piece of data you're describing.
Trailing whitespace is nasty, and there are various ways to go about catching it. There's a neat way of running TextMate's ‘strip trailing whitespace’ macro every time you save, for example, but that introduces an irritating lag if you're twitchy with ⌘S like I am.
In which I write a bit about my work at Twitter.
The page fails on a fundamental level—it’s supposed to be where you find out what’s happened on Flickr while you were away. The current design, unfortunately, encourages random clicking, not informed exploration.
Eisenberg said he quit after receiving a note from Facebook with suggestions about who he should befriend -- after he'd joined with a fake name. He said:
One of them was a girl my sister was friends with in high school. I don't know how they found her, no idea. I signed off right then.
Annual Ben Party is coming up. This year—at no 2am, no less—I wrote two possible invitation texts. This is the one we didn't go with.
Obama added that while it may look ugly at times, politics is about Democrats giving up what they want, as well as Democrats giving up what they want, until an agreement can ultimately be reached.
Exactly one year ago, I wrote a little post about Twitter's OAuth experience, entitled Checkboxes, bitches. One thing led to another, and now I work at Twitter. So that went well.
This is why: