Tuning Canabalt - Semi Secret →
Canabalt by numbers. A look into tuning various parameters to make Canabalt as fun as possible. Interesting stuff!
Minecraft sales data charts →
Minecraft is making its sales charts public. Amazing stats.
Alright, so maybe it’s “programmer done” ..– Zed Shaw
Linux Kernel Tuning for C500k →
Network programming pr0n. :-P Also, some interesting discussion over at Hacker News.
How to Pitch A Tech Blogger →
Even with the obvious linkbait title, it’s actually not a bad read. Not that surprising considering it’s written by a technical writer from TechCrunch.
Address Validation using the Google Maps API →
Quite clever. Also a big usability win.
Please Stop Annoying Your Users →
Some excellent points.
Celebrating 5 Years →
An awesome idea for a five year employment gift. via Daring Fireball
Products For People Who Make Products For People →
A Day In The Life — Les DeMerle
Lively Kernel →
mind == blown
I couldn’t resist… >:-)
Thanks for the feedback!
I never expected to see such a huge response over 90 lines of PHP. Thanks to those who left comments over at Hacker News and proggit and to those who emailed me with questions, suggestions and kind words. :-D
A battery made of lasagna →
A “lasagna cell” or “lasagna battery” is accidentally produced when salty food such as lasagna is stored in a steel baking pan and is covered with aluminium foil. I ♥ Wikipedia.
Jeff Bezos: Regret Minimization Framework →
An interesting and insightful way to think about making decisions.
How to Write a Spelling Corrector →
Peter Norvig explains the principle behind the google ‘Did you mean’ spelling corrector.
PHP Object Oriented Programming Reinvented
I’ve recently been experimenting with some different object orientation ideas in PHP. It’s tentatively called “PHP Object Oriented Programming Reinvented”. Although it turns out the acronym is kind of unfortunate. I’m still working on that… ;-) The main idea is that classes aren’t really very special at all, they’re just objects like everything...
I assume that it works on IE6..– Craig
CAPTCHA advertising →
“People need to pay attention to CAPTCHAs to complete all sorts of tasks on the web…so why not make the CAPTCHA an advertisement?”
evercookie - virtually irrevocable persistent... →
Holy crap. :-O
Coming Home to Vim →
Another TextMate refugee switches to Vim. The most interesting part for me was about Vim’s “Feeling”. It’s certainly very satisfying being able to edit text effectively by typing commands that read like tiny little sentences.
Adding Telemetry to Infinite Mario →
Uses data mining on Super Mario to make levels more enjoyable by adapting them to the players skill level. Neat!
Making It Big In Software: Google's Peter Norvig →
“To paraphrase my friends at Y-Combinator, ‘Make something people want, and have some guts.’ Life is too short to waste it on doing something that is not important. If you’re in this field, you have the privilege of getting paid well to do interesting work with a variety of choices; you have the responsibility to choose wisely.” Peter Norvig. Respect.
A fantastic series of portraits.
Make Games - Finishing a Game →
An excellent article. Must read.
Solo founders →
Jeff Miller on single founder startups.
Frank Talk About Site Outages →
Best of craigslist: Stately Dutch MILF Magnet →
Paul M Nakata →
A database of hidden settings for Mac OS X.
Team Rotations →
“Thoughtbot currently consists of 14 developers and 5 designers. This summer, we organized into 4 smaller teams. We rotate teams every 2 months.” This is a really interesting idea. The movie posters are a cool idea too.
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Alex Payne — The Very Last Thing I'll Write About... →
Chromium Blog: Unleashing GPU acceleration on the... →
The researchers taped 29 hours of people working in a typical office, and found...– The new Campaign Monitor office (via iamdanw)
What "true" espresso is, and how Americans ruin it →
"we tried to do too much" for Delicious Library 2 →
Wil Shipley on doing too much.