Archive for the 'General' Category

reminderss alpha is live!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Announcing: reminderss – retro browsing for the rss reader era! Last week I launched a small project – This is both a utility that I wanted for my own browsing and also a project to learn ruby on rails. If it’s something that I can use, chances are a few others can also use […]

What to do when you run out of Internet?

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

This happens (surprisingly) quite a bit (and I know it happens to some of my friends too). What do you do when you’ve run out of Internet? I’ve read all my rss (bloglines) feeds, checked in on my fantasy sports teams, browsed flickr (no new pics from friends), browsed upcoming (no new events), scanned […]

Content Mandate

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

My content mandate – If I give you my content, I expect in return:  access to my content via RSS/Atom/XML/API/webDAV/etc — something/anything in addition to the simple html view of my content. By “you” I mean any website, webservice or web-enabled repository. Luckily for me, most of the sites that I give content to already […]

Joel on Software – Hitting the High Notes

Monday, July 25th, 2005

I've been reading Joel On Software for a while now, and loving it.  However, I enjoyed this post more than usual and I just can't quell the urge to blog about it.  It's just a great essay getting to the point of passion and the importance of design and quality in software development.  Plus, it […]

KoL RuLz!

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

So, my latest addiction (don't worry flickr, there's room for multiple addictions in my online life) is Kingdom of Loathing. It's a very simple html implementation of an adventure game (An Adventurer is You!).  All the images are stick figures and the basic gameplay is click here, then click here, then click here — proving […]

let me just take a moment to say how awesome Subversion is . . .

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

Maybe it's because I've mostly used VSS in the past, but SVN is just so easy and awesome.  It was a breeze to setup and also get svnserve running, and now by using TortoiseSVN everything is just a right-click away from a commit, add, delete, etc.  I've just yet to find anything that makes me […]

The Ajax Gang Sign

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

To be thrown asynchronously! Let all the geek-gangstas at your office know how you roll!   Uploaded 28 Mar '05, 9.47pm PST by benchristen.

old websites never die . . .

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

 . . . they just get cached.

My Strengths

Friday, February 25th, 2005

Last weekend I read the book “Now, Discover Your Strengths” and took the online test to discover my Strengths.  The results were very accurate and I'm quite excited by them!  It's great to see verification of what I'd maybe guessed to be true.  And, good news, I think my strengths definitely align with the field […]

The Curse of Innovation

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Great!  You've created a new, cool application that enables your team to do X!  Everyone loves you for about a day, but then things change.  Now you have to support it.  Now you have to perform upgrades.  Now you have to appease people who are complaining that X takes too long (even though X wasn't […]