Recent pages

Replacing the Karma Social Model with Whuffie

01/22/2008

Recently I ran into the concept of Whuffie and immediately fell for its charm as a potential solution to many of the flaws of current karma implementations in web applications.

Catching Lessons From Spam

01/22/2008

Looking at some pieces of spam that were inadvertently caught by my old comment implementation.

Translating Entries into Other Languages with LifeFlow

A quick look at the mechanism for providing translations of entries into other languages using LifeFlow.

A Historical Perspective on the JET Program in 2008

01/22/2008

The JET Program is approximately as old as I am, but I imagine I'll continue to age long after it closes its doors. Why? Because of the competing visions about what the JET Program should be.

On The Causes and Cures of Malware

01/21/2008

Thoughts on the John Gruber's suggested 40-40-20 split between Windows, Linux and OS X on the propagation of malware.

Failures of Proactive Communication & Other Generic Complaints

01/20/2008

JET is one of the most singularly frustrating experiences of my life. This, of course, makes me want to endure it in a sense of proving oneself in the face of adversity. But when does inconveniencing others become less important than saving yourself?

かかった年と新しい年の取り返し

01/19/2008

今年は新しい年だって、どんな年になるかなという質問は大事だろう。去年はどうだったということも大切だ。そのことについてちょっと考えよう。

生きて変わる

01/19/2008

日本で五ヶ月住んでて、色々な事が違った。今日は生きることを考えてる。

Opinionated Programming Languages, The Huddled Masses, and Elitism

The Language For Smart People and Language For Masses dichotomy is one that leaves a queasy feeling in my stomach. Just because a distinction has become accepted by the community doesn't mean it is a valid one.

Lesson Plan: My Winter Vacation

A look at a recent lesson I created for one of my first year junior high school classes.

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