January 2005 Archives

Placement premiums
Changes in technology and consumer habits should be changing the business models of companies.
January 27, 2005 - 74 words, 10 comments

LiveJournal Power-loss post-mortem
A detailed account of real-world disaster recovery at LiveJournal.
January 23, 2005 - 73 words,

Automating feed subscriptions
Automatic RSS subscriptions are taking off thanks to some specs and working code from Randy Morin.
January 18, 2005 - 131 words, 5 comments

Feed usage and copyright
A trademark lawyer has requested that Bloglines stop including his feed. The complaint? That Bloglines is a commercial service.
January 16, 2005 - 570 words, 11 comments

Handling RSS in the browser
People often forget that many of the problems faced by RSS and Atom are not new. They’ve already been solved, so instead of reinventing the wheel we should use the existing standards. How a browser handles an RSS feed is the latest example of this.
January 12, 2005 - 669 words, 21 comments

Stupid cell phone tricks
An easy way to get text messages to mobile phones.
January 6, 2005 - 280 words, 139 comments


Form or function in hotel design (Nov 17)
The hotel has one of the most beautifully designed rooms I've ever stayed in. It's also the worst designed hotel room I've ever stayed in.
Protesting TSA security theater (Nov 9)
Please join me in messing with the TSA's fake security. Maybe we'll save some money and implement useful security instead.
Vintage Phone Numbers (Oct 27)
I have a bunch of old phone numbers hanging in my closet.
But... schools (Oct 28)
This school alarmism needs to stop. For the children.
Travel weight of coins (Aug 26)
My laptop bag was getting heavy, so I emptied it. Found 115 coins from 6 different countries in there. That will do it.
Aereo: a parable (Jun 26)
Here's why people who understand both technology and copyright law think the Supreme Court's Aereo decision defies common sense.
The birth of cubicle hell (Apr 29)
Where do cubicles come from?
Double Opt-In helps you (Apr 2)
A simple reason why double opt-in is a good thing for marketers.

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