Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
Aaron: What happened to our server the other day? Site went nuts. Any clues?
Kevin: Looks like somebody searching for 'love' really brought down the database.
Aaron: Well, it is a hard thing to come by.
The Kindle Swindle? Really?
mokoyfman: As far as literature is concerned, I would posit that there should be one price for a digital copy of a book and a slightly higher price for a printed one to compensate for the cost of printing and publishing. With either purchase, one should get access to a digital copy as well as an audio copy so it can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, anyhow. And the industry should price...
A funny look at our rapid acclimation to the modern miracles.
Wall Street is gone because its firms did a terrible job assessing the risks of...– Bloomberg.com Opinion: Harvard Narcissists With MBAs Killed Wall Street. I’m sure it’s not this simple. However, I’m willing to believe Ohio State has a beef with Harvard…
Feature Request for Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook
Often I find myself trying to rediscover why I followed someone on Twitter or Tumblr. Did they post something original & interesting? Did I follow them because I was curious about what they were up to? Several weeks or months after the decision to follow, I have no easy record of why I made that choice. Facebook has a “friendship details” option, which is interesting, but fails in...
Belated Valentine's Gift for Programmers
These days I’m about as deep into the web world as it gets, but I have some nuggets of C/C++ awesomeness still trapped in my head. If you program with these languages, and you’re looking to snag a job, I’ve absolutely turned heads during Microsoft & Google interviews by describing the following technique: It’s possible to maintain a doubly linked list using only one...
Scared of Ladybugs by LizardLizard, made at DoInk.com
Fail often, succeed once.
Facebook has made it easier to set a user’s status. Get ready for streaming...– Facebook Opens Status API, Say Goodbye to Twitter (via somewhatfrank) I’d hesitate to call this a step towards ‘killing Twitter’. Fundamentally, Facebook and Twitter enable ideologically opposed connections: mutual-friendship, or one-way pick-your-peers. Unless you suspect that...
The Internet: My Extended Family
I grew up in a small, stable, and loving family: father & mother, brother, my grandparents, aunt & uncle (two cousins added ‘recently’) and a few more family members here and there. Thankfully, we never had any big squabbles, so I never understood the “geez, family” jokes. Until now. DoInk.com has many thousands of users… and that means many thousands...