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Note Pass available in the AppStore

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

My first iPhone application, Note Pass, is available in the iTunes App Store. It is a very, very basic application, about 5 lines of code, that was inspired by Quicksilver’s Large Type feature. All it does is show whatever you type in large, white text on a black background. (It’s free, you can’t charge for […]

JavaOne 2006

Friday, May 19th, 2006

I’m at JavaOne (my first, wooo!) and blogging about it on here.

MacBook, 13″ Black — I want it

Friday, May 19th, 2006

I’m lusting for the new MacBook. Perfect size for traveling and easily powerful enough to hack away on some RoR (rails), Java and Cocoa (really fun, I’ve heard). I’ve been envying all the mac laptops at tech conferences and this may be the right entry point for me. When the intel G6 comes out I […]

Google Toolbar for Firefox 2.0 Beta

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Google Toolbar for Firefox they added better gmail and personalized google homepage integration, et. al. the best way to keep up on google’s product announcements is the Official Google Blog, but you already knew that

sxsw is a blast!

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

throwing the ajax gang sign with the ajax godfather Originally uploaded by benchristen. I’m at sxsw now — wow, Austin is a fun town. Here I am throwing the Ajax sign with none other than Jess James Garrett – the originator of the term (Ajax) itself! The sign is thrown asynchronously (of course). I was […]

I have no idea what to present at BarCampLA

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

None. Well, some, but I don’t think they’re all that exciting. Maybe I can talk about GTD (and my text file/svn system). I had thought to talk about how to name your applications, but then someone went a did a blog on the same topic (qwerky). Hopefully I can just show up and be inspired. […]

networking dos and don’ts

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Do: Flattery. We all LOVE to hear about how great we are, especially when it’s sincere. Don’t: After giving said flattery (and your site/product pitch), do not ask me what my name is. Wow. I can’t believe that actually happened. For one, all flattery is now voided, since you don’t have an accurate idea of […]

Best Domain Search (so far)

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Real-time Domain Search is my favorite domain search site/util. Simple, real-time, ajaxed (fast) and a direct link to purchase the domain on godaddy — awesome. They only search .com and .net, but, that’s probably all you want anyway. The next question is, what other domains should I buy now? Found via

five years

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Today is my five-year anniversary at my current job. w00000t!


Friday, November 18th, 2005

Let’s say you work at Ford or some major auto manufacturer. You bust your ass designing and building (yeah, I know they’re not hand-built, work with me here) dozens of car models or maybe you work specifically on some internal aspect, maybe the engine itself. And, you are keeping abreast of new developments from your […]