Facebook Weirdness

28 August 2012

Today I made a series of seemingly innocuous, though slightly filthy, joke tweets based on a vaginal rejuvenation cream being sold in India. The Facebook thread (I have Twitter set to auto-post to Facebook) for the third tweet now has over 118,000 comments and 5,500 likes, and the comment threat is INSANE. This appears to […]

Tent

24 August 2012

A sort of counterpoint to App.net, Tent is a truly decentralized social media protocol. It even integrated with Tor to help those in nations that which to stifle free speech. It’s a protocol, like HTTP or email, not just a service. It’s fully open source. This is interesting. I hope that it becomes more friendly […]

Kickstarter’s Spam Problem

14 August 2012

Garrett Murray on a troubling trend in Kickstarter projects: At least once a week I receive an unsolicited request to fund a project. These messages are rarely offensive in and of themselves–they’re usually just information about the project and a paragraph or two of generic “please help us out” text–but they’re still spam. They’re usually […]

node-etsy, An Etsy API Library for Node.js

10 August 2012

Something I needed for a little project of mine. I’ve been thinking a lot about how insanely good node.js is for doing simple tasks that I’d normally use a webserver (Apache) running a scripting language (PHP) and interfacing with an enterprise database (MySQL). If your server has to handle one, or even a handful of […]

Docracy

08 August 2012

A repository of community-curated legal documents. Someone is going to try to troll this hard, mark my words.

Aptus

06 August 2012

Sounds like a good deal to me: “Aptus is a dedicated browser that lets you preview, edit and screenshot your responsive site at any size from mobile through to large desktop.” Just $2.99 of your Earth dollars.

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