…'s, and better lunch suggestions emerge. Magic!
§ Sixth Form :
Of course my password's insecure. So would you be if people replaced you every six months.
§ Jorge Ortiz :
Conspiracy theory: Facebook open-sourced Cassandra to sabotage competing tech companies (see:, Digg, ).
Last week, plans to shut down Google Reader later this year. I'm a passionate fan of Google Reader - using it several times a week - and I was very disappointed to read about the decision.announced that it
I've been heartened to see the flurry of activity around building a replacement, culminating with the announcement that Digg is planning their own.
In the midst of the hand-wringing and petition-signing on , I saw an astute observation:
…large audience. While I findso much more tolerable than the bad old days of Digg, I can still barely force myself to wade through the discussions there, because it's so much darn work . As a lazy reader, I feel I've already done my part by deciding to enter the thread; after that all I should need to do is scroll or swipe down.
Take what's on the top of reddit right now . It's a cool picture; who wouldn't want to meet Steve Martin and Morgan Freeman…
I went to either the first or second Carsonified Future of Web Apps/Design conferences -- I think it was back in 2005, so over seven years ago now. I've been thinking a lot about that time and the things that used to preoccupy me: 37signals, Ruby on Rails, Digg, Apple products, Ajax, and IE bugs spring to mind.
What happened since then?
The most obvious answer has to be "the cloud". Historically, distributed systems and software/platform as a service have existed …
This is the post that got me kicked off my original shared hosting service and prompted the move to. I couldn't figure out why so many people were reading this article. But they kept on coming. The site went down and I was told to vamoose. It finally dawned on me nobody actually cared about the article, it was the name that was magic. Learned a good lesson about publishing biz...
…Mark Pilgrim and Cory Doctorow seemed to be at the head of that movement, back in the days of Digg and the Battlestar Galactica reboot. People looked on with interest, yet continued buying Apple products.
Since the launch of the App Store for Macs, and Windows 8, it seems like the future of computing is a locked-down store front optimised for advertising and sales of software and services. All of the major players have services for cloud storage, music, movies, and TV shows. …
…Architecting Systems for Scale . Based on his experiences at Yahoo! and Digg, Will covers key concepts in some depth. A quick gloss on the building blocks:
Load Balancing: Scalability & Redundancy . Horizontal scalability and redundancy are usually achieved via load balancing, the spreading of requests across multiple resources.
Smart Clients . The client has a list of hosts and load balances across that list of hosts. Upside is simple for programmers. Downside is …
Does a user know where to go to subscribe to the Digg newsletter?
Even the most active Digg users will need to take a break from the site every now and then, so do users know where to go to sign up for Digg's newsletter?
Some users were led slightly astray by the …
…Recommendations Bar is crowdsourced off of the Facebook social graph. Like Digg, the bar identifies content that may be of personal interest to the user based off of previous likes from friends.
We were able to give the Facebook Recommendations Bar a shot on Mashable's homepage and ran into two early issues.
First, while we could click on the box to expand the recommended posts, it expanded randomly on page scroll. For instance, on one post, it expanded as soon as we scrolled to …
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