25 April 2014

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By Matt Aimonetti of Merbist over 1 year ago.
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Larry Wright (@ larrywright) November 18, 2012

I strongly disagree with the man behind it on some topics but matt.aimonetti.net/posts/2012/11/... by @ merbist is an very important post [and initiative]

Michael Klishin (@ michaelklishin) November 15, 2012

"Most engineers have no idea how their talent and dedication converts into real monetary value" imprescindible lectura matt.aimonetti.net/posts/2012/11/...

— ecamacho…

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By Larry Wright of The Curiosity Project almost 2 years ago.
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I try to ride my bike most mornings, assuming it's not pouring down rain. It's the same route most days, but it occured to me a few weeks ago that I really had no idea how far, or fast, I was riding. Being the nerd that I am, I decided to find a technology solution to this problem.

Enter Cyclemeter

Dedicated bike computers and GPS devices have existed for some years now, but like most everyone else these days, I've got an iPhone with a GPS built right in. …

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By Larry Wright of The Curiosity Project almost 2 years ago.
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As the title of my blog implies, I'm a curious person. I like learning, and I'm addicted to keeping up on the latest news about things I'm interested in: programming, design, and the like. Sometimes I find it hard to keep up with it all. About a month ago, I discovered Prismatic , and it's changed how I read the web by making it easier to find the news that I care about.

Prismatic scans all of the links that come across Twitter (that's a lot of links), and …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 4 years ago.
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…Absurdity of Apple's New iPhone Restrictions - Larry Wright looks at the stupidity of this move from a coding and architectural standpoint.

Apple's kneecaps competitors and partners - Rafe Colburn is also worried about what this means for Apple in general.

Steve Jobs Has Just Gone Mad - Hank Williams comes up with the killer quote: "If you need to 'originally' write your code in Swahili, while listening to Milli Vanilli, while …

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By Larry Wright of The Curiosity Project almost 2 years ago.
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I am a huge fan of coffee and over the years I have tried a lot of different means of preparing it. I currently own a french press, a drip maker, and a stovetop espresso pot. All of these make good coffee, with each having its own set of pros and cons. Last year, however, I discovered the best method for brewing coffee: Aeropress . It makes delicious coffee, takes up almost no space in your kitchen, and cleanup is easy.

The Aeropress works kind of like an espresso maker, though at …

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By Larry Wright of The Curiosity Project 2 years ago.
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I tend to be a little skeptical of the new and shiny. There is often a lot of hype about how life changing some new website or gizmo is going to be. Sometimes, however, something comes along that does live up to the hype. The latest one I've found is a rather nondescript site called ifttt . The URL is strange, until you understand that it stands for "If This Then That". What the site does is allow you to automate bits of your digital life by watching for events (the "if …

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By Larry Wright of The Curiosity Project over 2 years ago.
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Like Marco Arment I'm not qualified to eulogize Steve Jobs, but I owe a lot to him so I need to say something.

My first computer was an Apple // c. 1985. I spent a lot of time on that computer. A lot. Probably an unhealthy amount.

I was a nerdy kid to begin with, and I instantly fell in love with it. I spent endless hours on that computer. Playing games, writing programs in BASIC , and generally just exploring the new world that it opened up for me. Those hours spent in …

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By Larry Wright of The Curiosity Project almost 3 years ago.
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Fog , in case you haven't heard of it, is a fantastic cloud computing library written in Ruby. It provides a unified interface to several popular cloud computing platforms(including Amazon, Rackspace, Linode, and others), making it easy to interact with them from Ruby. It currently supports four types of cloud services: storage, compute, DNS , and CDN . Fog has become very popular lately, and serves as the backbone for Chef's cloud computing functionality, which is how I first became aware of it.

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By Larry Wright of The Curiosity Project over 3 years ago.
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This morning I was looking for a way to handle incoming email in a web application (similar to the way Highrise and Evernote let you email things to a special email address and have them put into their system). There are a number of ways to do this via procmail, or by using something to connect to your mail server using POP or IMAP and reading emails, but I was looking for a way to do this without having to host my own email infrastructure. Ideally, I want something like Twilio , …

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By Larry Wright of The Curiosity Project over 3 years ago.
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Full-Ack: an Emacs interface to Ack

Ack is a useful little app for searching source code. If you ever use grep for finding things in your code, switch to ack immediately - you won't regret it. This is a handy front end to ack for Emacs users.

Information architecture: A How to

I've been learning about information architecture lately as it's becoming increasingly important for my job. This is a good overview.

Hacker's Guide To …

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