…Serious offers only please. If I don't get any acceptable offers by next week, I'll put it up for sale on ebay.
Update: The MBP just arrived back from Apple and the fan has been fixed. They also replaced the new top assembly in order to fix a "crunchy" trackpad button. This means that, while the keyboard is not new and has had my grubby fingers all over it, the area where your delicate hands rest is beautiful virgin aluminum.
§ Source : Typography
This sort of "code formatting" isn't about correctness, it's about aesthetics, all in aid of making the code easier to read. Typography doesn't address what should be written but rather how it should be presented to make what was written as readable as possible.
…What idiots we'll look like to sacrifice our early lead for the sake of helping a bunch of flaky eBay sellers." That IS a tough decision. And these forces are what complicate decisions like this, as you said, for entrepreneurs.
ER: Unfortunately, in the business school cases that get written about these things, things wind up looking really easy in retrospect, so the narratives we have make it seem, sometimes, like the founders must just have been idiots. Why didn't they just …
Fact 1: eBay sells 10,000 cars a week on mobile and targets $20B in mobile commerce for 2013
That is a staggering stat . The market tends to talk about photo-sharing apps (which also care about user experience!) and . But the reality is significant money is being spent on other mobile commerce apps and, just as the proved, you need to manage the customer experience if you hope to get satisfied, return traffic.
Fact 2: Network-connected native apps are becoming …
…performance? Once again, it depends on your application - as with any performance metric, measure it. The Ebay tech team recently published a great overview of various image optimization techniques :
This test from compares the page load time of WebP vs. . The test has one page with 50 images in the format, and another page with the same 50 images in the JPEG format. Because the WebP page had to download fewer bytes (474484 vs. 757228), …
A plastic case (~$12 on eBay which includes 3 heatsinks)
A network lead and spare network port on your router
A DHCP server (your router likely has this enabled already)
A quality 2GB (or more) SDHC Card
I use a SanDisk 8GB Class10 30MB/s card (~$8.50 on eBay)
A 1Amp+ micro USB power supply + cable
I use a 2Amp dual portapow supply (~$20 on eBay)
Total cost: ~ 76.5 AU$ (= ~79 US …
…great year in mobile. We came across an interesting conversation between eBay's of and our friend . The conversation covers the impact of mobile on e-commerce, and how it fits into eBay's broader mobile strategy for this holiday season and beyond.
Steve Yankovich , eBay's VP of Mobile and now VP of and New Ventures, chimed in with a few key thoughts on how mobile will shape the future of e-commerce, referencing …
…validity into account. They even enforce on eBay and validity messages as these domains are obviously interesting for phising and abuse alike.
Is setting up an e-mail server that hard? In the basics, no. Setting up anto send a message to another MTA is not anywhere near rocket science. And while e-mail is nothing more than exchanging aforementioned messages, we are already halfway, right? But the challenges administrators have to deal with …
eBay has also adopted Node for ql.io, a data-retrieval and aggregation gateway. Benchmarks by eBay indicate that the company can support 120,000 active connections per Node process on a standard workstation.
Node's module system was built from the ground up to provide the cleanest possible experience for team collaboration and application deployment. Furthermore, many Node module developers have fully embraced the …
Two minor niggles mentioned for the purpose of completeness:
They occasionally expect me to be a better programmer than I am, by trusting me to do things correctly the first time. (A customer had — I kid you not — a lightning strike hit her computer during checkout, and as a consequence the …