I spend a few weeks back in the late 90′s in Espoo & Helsinki Finland installing and configuring some web apps that I developed which were deployed behind their firewall. Nokia was great and Helsinki was tremendous.
Recently one or two of my posts must have been linked on some internal nokia site. This blog doesn’t get a lot of traffic so I notice when a new set of referrers pop up.
Can any Nokia folks leave a comment and let me know which post(s) are linked at this URL:
I have been pondering the “Tag vs. Category” question for days now. Is one ‘better’ than the other, when should I use a tag instead of a category? Are categories / tags better at certain things than other things?
Pylot, written by Corey Goldberg, is a simple open source web performance tool written in Python. It is easy to setup and get basic benchmarking metrics about your web services. You can also use Pylot for executing unit tests on REST-ful web applications. Continue reading
Last week my MacBook died. It may have just pulled a Rip Van Winkle on me I’m not too sure because I had no time to waste; I needed to get back to work as soon as possible.
After an hour or so of generally freaking out I learned I had the following options: Continue reading
Laptop dies. fastest way to fix a broken laptop? Buy a new one. Time machine works.
Would you like to have a keyboard shortcut that lead you directly to your company’s Basecamp dashboard, ESP, or your Bank’s login page? You can, its easy and it will save the lives of thousands of kittens a year.
This feature has been in FF for a while but it is kind of buried in the interface, here’s how you do it.
Creating shortcuts for urls
- Bookmark a site
- Open the bookmark organizer and find then select the bookmark you created. Locate the “More” UI control (its in the bottom left of the right hand pane)
- Enter your “keyword” (this will be the shortcut that brings you to the bookmarked URL).
- Goto a FireFox window, CMD-L puts the focus in the location bar area. Type your keyword, hit enter. And, you’re there.
When websites evolve and acquire new features it is important to handle “default cases” well. When I registered for the site in this image, the site’s designers had implemented a very basic personal profile, screen name, email and password; later they added additional details such as “Full Name”.
As an early registrant in the system, my account had no “Full Name” associated with it so the “My Account“ interface needs accommodate for a default case of a “user of the system who doesn’t have a full name”. How’d they do? Every been greeted in real-life like this: “Hi None”.
- In the opening paragraph, change “Hi None” to “Welcome back”.
- Under account information, if the user doesn’t have a full name in the system, don’t display “None | Change my name” (‘my’ name is not ‘None’). Instead, just provide an “Add you name”.
Ah but what am I looking to get out of the weekend’s podcamp? Here are some problems I am wrestling with: Continue reading
This will be my first venture into the (un)conference-type spaces. I have attended and participated in many traditional conferences over the past 10+ years but by traditional, I mean the conference fee is > $1,000 and the location is more than likely an expensive hotel in another city.
My past conference experiences have never resonated. I abhor the “conference floor” / “vendor expo”. I don’t need another tote bag (Don’t they know that most people have to fly there? TED gets it right by mailing the schwag to your home after the even).
I registered. Signed-up.
I committed to this a week ago—Committed. Continue reading
You are having dinner with Douglas Hofstadter, Benoît B. Mandelbrot and Jorge Luis Borges. Who do you ask to pass the salt? Why?