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JavaScript Performance Rocks UPDATE!

Just a quick note for those of you who have bought our JavaScript Performance Rocks! ebook & DOM Monster package: Check your inboxes! You should have received an email with a pre-final copy of the book. It’s pretty much content-complete — but still has a few editor’s notes, and needs a couple minor updates (to […]

JS-Fu in DC/Philly & Surrounding?

Thomas & I are planning our fall trip to the US. We were going to speak at the Ajax Experience, but… let’s just say that’s a story for another day. We want to offer a 1-day JS master class, one in DC and one in Philly, in early September. And here’s where I could use […]

Scripty2: Scriptaculous 2.0 Alpha is Out

This one’s a quickie: Thomas, with a little help from his friends, has put out the first alpha for Scripty2 (aka Scriptaculous 2.0). While there are lots of things missing (autocompleter, etc.), it’s pretty damn stable. That’s what we’ve been using for Twistori, the various Zeitgeists, and of course, Freckle time tracking. Thomas has written […]

In Memoriam: George Carlin, 7 Words You *Can* Say on Twitter

Hate cuss words? Avert thine eyes! (What are you doing reading this blog, though, I’d be interested to know. Oh right. You already looked away. I’m just holding a conversation with myself. Ladeeda… George Carlin is one of my heroes: hilarious, self-deprecating, edgy without being bitter, envelope-pushing without resorting to valueless shock, remarkably poetic, a […]

Keep digging deeper.

The same thrill, the same awe and mystery, comes again and again when we look at any question deeply enough. With more knowledge comes a deeper, more wonderful mystery, luring one on to penetrate deeper still. Never concerned that the answer may prove disappointing, with pleasure and confidence we turn over each new stone to […]

Are you thinking, or are you farting?

Thinking is supposed to be a question mark. But most people treat it like a period. Headology vs First Sight, Second Thoughts Terry Pratchett’s always written about witches and, by extension, the essence of humanity. But his Wee Free Men trilogy is the best yet, and the most true to life. He names the fundamentals […]

What I’m reading this weekend

I almost never link blog, but these tabs have been sitting open in my browser for ages because I thought they were truly worth sharing: The art of Up I haven’t seen Up yet, what with the whole Being In Austria thing and whatnot, but this post from one of the principal artists, Lou Romano, […]

How we tap the Twitter Zeitgeist for SXSW, Internet Week & More

In March, we built the ground-breaking SXSW Zeitgeist for Pepsico. It’s no longer running—SXSW is over, natch—but there are some videos, in case you didn’t see it. Pepsi wanted to “do something cool around Twitter/SXSW” and we delivered the concept, design and execution. (And boots-on-the-ground troubleshooting.) It was a big hit. It got mentioned in […]

10 things I learned from screwing up my first ebook launch

… The Short Version. I promised short, and dammit, I’m gonna deliver. Very Brief Backstory JavaScript Performance Rocks! is my first ebook, written by me and my husband, Mr. Scriptaculous (legal alias: Thomas Fuchs). We launched the beta at the end of January, and the final version is going to drop in the next few […]

MacUpdate Promo Bundle with Multiplex

Have I mentioned Twistori Desktop on here yet? I don’t think I have. Well, consider it mentioned: Twistori Desktop is a not-quite-1.0 app for you to have your very own Twistori on your (you guessed it) personal Mac. That means custom word clusters, with themes, live search, and other goodies. It’s not at 1.0 yet […]

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Freckle Time Tracking