April 23, 2016

Playing with a proximity beacon

Nine-dollar devices send URLs to your phone over Bluetooth.

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November 19, 2010

What REST is really about

According to the primary source document.

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October 26, 2009

Up and running with Mercurial

Quick and easy.

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April 14, 2009

Expand those shortened URLs before archiving twitter messages

What if a shortening service goes down?

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March 25, 2009

My own little Twitter client

No AJAX, Flash, or AIR; just HTML, but arranged the way I want it.

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January 19, 2009

Our long national nightmare is over

According to a highly specialized hardware device.

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November 24, 2008

A video from a still camera

With various strange noises and images.

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February 5, 2008

Unsung Super Bowl hero

A Snee.

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December 28, 2007

Apple marketing slogans

Warm! Fuzzy!

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October 6, 2007

How college students really use Facebook

"Online community theater".

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September 12, 2007

Command prompt as an IM session with my computer?

Cryptic abbreviations and scrolling text: not so old-fashioned after all.

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June 22, 2007

Women in computing: what about the cultural variable?

Why do I see more women programmers among Eastern Europeans?

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May 17, 2007

Keyboards for breakfast

But would you want to pour syrup on it?

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April 18, 2007


UVA's country cousin.

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March 19, 2007

Instant tech marketing copy

Monetize scalable supply-chains! Integrate granular users! Reintermediate 24/7 interfaces!

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March 10, 2007


Getting accustomed to a new perspective.

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March 1, 2007

One namespace to rule them all

Says who? A spam generation program.

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October 4, 2006

All the personal data you want

Except that it's all fake.

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August 7, 2006

Wikipedia: more useful than good

There's so much wrong with it... and I use it all the time.

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July 12, 2006

Nice parodies of "Mac hipper than PC" ads

The one in the T-shirt and hoodie is the cool one, not the one in the suit, right?

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July 6, 2006

Opening Pandora's (music) box

Free online music and algorithmic suggestions.

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June 14, 2006

Creating an affiliate website

For fun and very little profit.

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May 24, 2006

Me as 80s New York lead guitarist

A Christmas present from my brother: a CD of studio visits by a band I was in.

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May 8, 2006

My new job

Joining Innodata Isogen.

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April 11, 2006

Joining the Ruby on Rails chorus

I tasted the Kool-Aid, and I liked it.

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February 17, 2006

Linking in

The "social networking" site turns out to be useful and practically fun.

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February 12, 2006

I'm available

Moving on from LexisNexis.

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