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Archives for December 2005

2006 Predictions

The 2005 year was really big for lots of people and companies, and I think 2006 is going to be even better. Here are my predictions for the upcoming year.

10 Questions on 9rules

David Newberger just published an interview with me on 9rules, business, weblog networks, and a lot of other juicy information. Check it out!

Turning Kinja Around, Web 2.0 Style

Kinja is the Nick Denton project from early 2004 that, paraphrased from his own words, didn’t quite make it. It lags behind the other Gawker properties by a hefty amount of traffic and just never got off the ground the way Nick, Meg or the web industry envisioned it would. Denton felt it was a Read more »

Either Support Safari, Or Lose Customers

I’m completely sick of “web 2.0” applications/companies/websites not working in Safari. I’m even *more* sick of people who say that users critiquing a web application’s inability to work in Safari are lame or don’t know what they’re talking about. This rant was brought on by comments on TechCrunch about the new version of Writely tools. Read more »

Apple Aperture and Designing Software Interfaces With CSS

When Apple released Aperture, its new professional photo editing application to compete with work alongside Adobe Photoshop, it really turned my head more than most software does. The interface is just beautiful, the features are amazingly thoughtful, and I honestly don’t think I’ll be able to use it to it’s full potential but I’ll probably Read more »

Squidoo Says My Lens Needs Improving

I was a beta tester for Squidoo early on, and honestly, I still have no clue about what it does. People can run their own weblogs, so why write on Squidoo? People want to determine their own content types, so why only stick to the “modules” Squidoo provides? I don’t get it, but maybe lots Read more »

No Firewire On Intel iBooks???

Mr. Jason O’Grady is reporting at ZDNet that the rumored Intel iBooks coming in January will not have Firewire (IEEE-1394) inputs, continuing a trend started with iPods dropping Firewire for USB 2.0. Wow, let’s hope this can’t be true, because… Interview

Ben at interviewed me about life as a post-college entrepreneur. I’m not sure if all of you know this, but last Spring I was still in college ;) Check it out!

Web 2.0 Scalability In The Bullseye

Jeremy Wright posted an entry the other day titled, “Web 2.0 Companies Need To Scale” where he talked about how infrastructure scalability is sometimes not written into the plans of new “web 2.0” companies and I agree. He then continues to talk about how executives at companies want 3 or 5 9’s of uptime (99.999% Read more »

Lean XHTML and Precise CSS

Paul often tells me the CSS I write tends to look like complicated C code, and for the most part, I’d agree. The stylesheets I usually produce rely almost exclusively on descendant selectors which let me pinpoint <div>‘s, headings, and other tags in a very precise manner for styling. In this entry I’ll talk about Read more »

The Flock Movie: Movies 2.0

OMFG there’s a new movie coming out called “The Flock” and it’s totally going to be Movies 2.0. Forget everything you know about Movies 1.0, 2.0 is the next logical step and it’s going to be amazing. It will do everything you want, everything you need, and lots of stuff you didn’t realize you wanted Read more »