Archive for February 2007

You gotta read this site.

And by “this site” I don’t mean Slash7 (although, you reading this site is also nice). I mean RubyInside. If you had to subscribe to just one Ruby blog[1], it should be this one. Take a visit and you’ll see why. [1] Speaking of why, why’s blog and RedHanded cannot count as “Ruby blogs” for […]

Pimpin’ Products Ain’t Easy

How do you raise awareness about stuff you make? How do you get people to download and try it, or sign up and try it—be it commercial, shareware, open source or otherwise free? How do you reduce the time you spend answering stupid questions which are answered in the FAQ, wiki, README, or whatever (if […]

Zany touch interfaces of the future

Bored? Uninspired? Here are some juicy things to mull over. Watch out, tons of video embeds! Multi-touch Systems that are “general” UI, accepting multiple touch inputs: Touch Paint Not multi-touch, and flawed in a number of ways I can immediately point out, but still an interesting tech demo. Music And some specialized ones for music. […]

Reminder: update your subscriptions

Just a friendly reminder, as I see more than 1,000 people still on the old feed URLs… please update your feeds! Either click here for the URL or otherwise update your feed reader with this URL: Thanks, guys! Oh, and if you’re wondering when the regularly scheduled Slash7 programming will return, well… book stuff […]

Failings of Interface, a Musician’s Perspective

When people program — i.e. decide on which set of possible options they should make available — they express a philosophy about what operations are important in the world. If the philosophy they express is anything like the level of breathtaking stupidity that the games they play and the internet conversations they have are, then […]

A silly little preview

Thank you for hanging in there during the lack of actual content. I know the bunch of small posts I’ve made lately are nothing useful or interesting (and I know I hate it when otherwise focused blogs go that way). It’s temporary, while my after-work hours are crazy book book book book did I mention […]

Anyone an IE Expert?

I’m taking a momentary break from the intellectual juicing that is writing. I feel like this was used on my head. Unfortunately I think I opted for an even more cranially abusive pastime: debugging IE display issues. I wanted to try the IE fix that reader Chris Patterson so generously supplied in a comment, but […]

Evolution of a Sentence

I haven’t had a lot of time to write the past week or two because of Things Going On, although I am in the middle of no less than three articles on varying topics (tech, writing, design). As I sat there last night, evolving a sentence in my upcoming JavaScript book, I thought I might […]

Regional Ruby Conferences Roundup

With the opening of South by Southwest Interactive, the tech conference season begins. Ruby on Rails is entering its third year, and Ruby itself is really coming into its own when it comes to events. There are a bunch of little regional Ruby conferences happening this year that you should know about, varying in degrees […]

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