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Publishers Shorten Yourself on Apr 6, 2009 in Projects, Weblogs, WordPressThe Wege pointed me to an excellent article by Joshua Schachter on the issues w/ URL shortening services. It’s consistent my concerns and my Insecurity of Short URLs post. As I alluded to that post, I see 3 opportunities for URL shorteners, al...



The Long Promise of the Mobile Web on Mar 30, 2009 in GeneralI distinctly remember back in 1999, working for one of the first User Experience firms, when I first saw an internet-based service on a mobile phone. Then, diversity meant some devices had 7 lines of text other had 3. A few months later, I moved onto...



Pragmatic Programmers eBooks now in Kindle Format on Mar 25, 2009 in KindleI’m a big fan of buying Pragmatic Programmers books with their the accompanying PDF. Yesterday, I popped over to their site to check for updates and noticed they’ve added .epub and .mobi (Kindle) to their electronic publication format opt...



Kernestly on Mar 23, 2009 in Kernest, Programming, Projects, SinatraThis weekend I made some significant head way on one of my key 2009 projects: Kernest.com. Right now, Kernest is also the most likely candidate for my 5 minute Ignite Mpls presentation.



Glad I’m Not the Only One Parallel Reading on Mar 23, 2009 in Kindle“I got a Kindle just over a week ago. It has changed the way I think about reading. I have a couple dozen books on it and I go back and forth between them in a way that I have never done with books. I am in the process of reading about six book...



What the Hell Happened? on Mar 18, 2009 in EconomicsI’m confident the past couple years will be discussed and dissected by economics students for decades to come. Here’s just two graphs visualizing the monetary movement that have made my jaw drop: In both of them, there’s little to n...