Pushnote: All talk and no trousers

PushNote is a new service that will be known, for good or ill, primarily for being announced over Twitter by Stephen Fry, who is one of their investors. Similar attempts have been made in the past for a cross-site commenting platform, Google Sidewiki for example, and none have taken off. I really want a service like […]

Crying foul

I recently watched the Twilight movies and, having not read the books, and with no intention to do so, actually enjoyed them. There, now that’s out-of-the-way, we can get on with the rest of this post. See, after I watched them, I wrote up a really long article defending the movies and arguing that the […]

Speed: Give me what I need

Do you host your site through dreamhost? If not, you should. They’re fantastic and great. In fact, they just got even more fantastic: http://blog.dreamhost.com/2010/11/04/mod_pagespeed-now-available/ If you already use them, you should totally go and turn this feature on. Go ahead, I’ll wait here. To save you reading their blog post: They have enabled mod_pagespeed as […]

Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

Let’s talk about pumpkins. I’m not a fan of pumpkin, but I do appreciate their versatility and I love that during the Hallowe’en season so many people take opportunity of the pumpkin carving tradition to explore cooking at home. Whether it’s soups, pies, cupcakes, or cookies, the insides of that gourd-like squash have a huge […]

So long, LucasArts

I have a lot of things to thank LucasArts for. If it wasn’t for Day of the Tentacle, Monkey Island, X-Wing, Tie Fighter, or the Dark Forces games, I would not have been drawn to programming as a career, and specifically game development. Without the opportunity they gave me to lead the game development team […]

Goodnight Eddie

When I last wrote about Eddie, it ended up being the day that I let him go. It had been a rough two weeks for him, and as much as I wanted to believe that he was going to get better any day, he wasn’t. I saw the x-ray images. I saw how much he […]

The Big Blue C

I was fine when he said it was cancer. I was still fine when we discussed different types of cancer and the prognosis for each. I was even fine when we discussed the relative merits of compassionate euthanasia. What got me was this line in the printed client instructions: Indulge him in whatever he wants. […]

Outside Lands

A really quick post between bouts of caring for Eddie with short reviews of bands I saw at Outside Lands last weekend. Gogol Bordello Everything I’d hoped that a Gypsy Punk band would be. Thick accents, an accordion, charisma, and tonnes of energy. My Morning Jacket I just kept wishing it was Radiohead up there […]