The Value of Software
I recently showed one of my collaborators on Quizzardous! the private alpha version that I came up with after around a month. I expected him to shower praises upon it, and call it the best thing since the Internet. After all, I was doing revolutionary work, no? The conversation was actually like: Me: Here, it’s awesome, isn’t it? Him: Er, yes, this, and that and that… ...
Successful people literally believe that through sheer force of personality or...
Shut up! Announcing your plans makes you less... →
Absolutely correct and sound advice. I’m experiencing this first-hand with Quizzardous!* - in hindsight, perhaps it would have been a better idea to just work on it, minus all the hype. Announcing a project early has its pros and cons - but mainly more of the latter. Pros: Announcing a project or telling friends about an idea might significantly change the idea itself. This is good....
Why the EU Cookie law is wrong.
hunterdolan: The Background The European Union has recently adopted a law that would require every website owner to ask a user for permission before the website can put cookies on the computer. This is greatly opposed by developers everywhere. And it’s just wrong. Read More
I’m Reversal and I find this Russian.
I'm Feeling Ducky!
I just changed my default search engine to DuckDuckGo, and I must say, it’s really amazing. The stylish, but minimalist homepage looks like Google, minus the additional clutter. Searches are completely anonymous and pool in results from a variety of sources, ranging from Amazon to Wikipedia. Ads are unobstrusive and can even be completely disabled if you want. The best feature, though, is...
Evolution of a Web Developer From PHP Newbie To... →
(See link above) This almost completely describes my history in web development, apart from the fact that unlike the author, I quickly realised that I was happier with Postgres (and other traditional relational databases) after a run-in with Google’s AppEngine Datastore (a non-relational database like MongoDB.) Also, I couldn’t tolerate PHP long enough to even try out CakePHP and other...
PHP: a fractal of bad design →
A brilliant blog post, which goes to great lengths to describe everything that is screwed up with PHP. I’m glad I switched to Python early on.
HOWTO: Get started with Amazon EC2... (1/2)
TLDR: I just got myself an Amazon EC2 micro instance (which, by the way, is free for an entire year) and set up gunicorn and nginx on it. This is the first blog post, which documents the EC2 part of the process. I’m assuming you’ve already created an Amazon Web Services account. There’s nothing much in it, just the regular email confirmation, followed by a phone number...
Instagram: Instagram + Facebook →
… and it had just been released on Android. :( must all good things end this way? instagram: When Mike and I started Instagram nearly two years ago, we set out to change and improve the way the world communicates and shares. We’ve had an amazing time watching Instagram grow into a vibrant community of people from all around the globe. Today, we couldn’t be happier to announce...