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Reading "The Nudist on the Late Shift" in 2008

Today I finished reading Po Bronson's "The Nudist on the Late Shift." Its an interesting look at a wide swathe of different players in the Silicon Valley internet bubble. Well, to be more precise, in the first Silicon Valley internet bubble. Looking at the state of Valley entrepreneurship today, almost ten years later, much of what Bronson has to say is still intensely relevant.

R.I.P. Your Resume Site to Awesome


Resume Interactivity Provider is a simple reusable application for generating interactive resume websites that are powered by completely static components (JavaScript, HTML, CSS).

Designing My Future Home


Isn't it one of the great dreams of humans to design and build your own home? Well. I had a few ideas this morning and decided to put together a sketch.

Haiku for an April


A few haiku with the overall polish and depth of an hour. Also some pictures from this past weekend, mostly of nature.

Spring Doesn't Come in February, But Snow Does


The weather here is insane. It was getting above freezing and fairly pleasant for the last four or five days, but then it all flipped.

Adding Value as an Engineering Manager


Engineering management is a giant field, typically practiced by those with no training and little experience. One of the first and largest challenges for new engineering managers is figuring out why engineering managers exist at all, and how they can add value, and this post talks about the most important values you can add value to your team and company.

Extending Classes in Cappuccino


A brief look at a simple example of extending the CPTextField class in Cappuccino. Breaks down the extension process into six steps, walking through them with the example.

Being a Local Maximum


Are you the best programmer in your project group? Are you a solitary contract developer? When the curtail starts falling, do you know you'll be the one who'll carry the project or be the last one crushed by its weight? Well, then I guess you're a Local Maximum. Congratulations, and my condolences.

Hard and Soft, Fluffy and Brittle


Going through my first design phase in a large team of engineers has been an enlightening experience for me, exposing me to an ancient software dichotomy: hard versus soft.

Using Ajax with the BeepBeep Microframework

The second entry in the Introduction to BeepBeep series, this time we take a look at using Ajax with BeepBeep in an extremely simple and contrived example.

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