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The new Scripting News, coming soon (I promise!) is heavily influenced by the Scripting News of 2001. I like the way this blog used to work -- before Google Reader and Twitter. It was a mix of both kinds of blog posts -- 1. Short snippets with a couple of links, or 2. Show More Summary
There was a lovely video making the rounds a couple of days ago. 20 pairs of gorgeous strangers making out. Then it came out that they were actors and it was an ad. People questioned the good feeling. I think it makes sense to ignore...Show More Summary
As I'm reaching completion on the new features of Fargo I'm doing, I realize that I'm no I'm no longer accepting the limits of Twitter or Google Reader. These two products had us in a vise-like grip. Twitter saying our posts don't have titles, and can't be longer than 140 chars. Show More Summary
Robert Morse, the actor who plays Bert Cooper on Mad Men was the star of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which was a hit musical from the 1960s. It was both a Broadway play and a movie. This came up in a post on Facebook by Michael Swaine. Show More Summary
Here's a technical problem I don't yet know how to solve. I want to make a bookmarklet that will add a link to the current Fargo outline. I don't think it's possible. What do you think?
If you sent me mail at firstname.lastname@example.org in the last year or so, I didn't get it. I heard from someone who sent an important email to that account, and it wasn't forwarded to my main account. Just checked, and the forwarding was disabled. I turned it back on. Sorry for the outage. There's some really interesting stuff in there I wasn't seeing.
I heard one of the panelists at SXSW today talk about it being a thinkers conference. I thought that was worth a short post, because imho if you exclude even one thought from the flow, it's no longer about thinking -- it's about keeping the promoters happy. Show More Summary
This is a follow-up to last week's CSS design question. I wanted the ability to put a background image on any of the sections of the page. I naively assumed that there would be an opacity property on the background image, but it turns...Show More Summary
At some point, soon, the Scripting News feed will have items without titles. The body of these items are in their descriptions, as explained in the RSS 2.0 spec. An item may represent a "story" -- much like a story in a newspaper or magazine; if so its description is a synopsis of the story, and the link points to the full story. Show More Summary
As I was working on Fargo 2, I got more comfortable with GitHub, and did something I've always wanted to do -- I released the templates for the core types in a repo. I hope at some point this will help get a design community booted up around Fargo. Show More Summary
Yesterday started with a breakthrough -- Newsweek, the beleaguered, mostly forgotten news pub, had done a bit of investigative journalism, and had found the great Satoshi Nakamoto. The virtuoso technologist, sociologist and economist who came up with BitCoin. Show More Summary
I read an interesting piece by Brent Simmons yesterday about his passion for creating blogging systems. He's thinking about doing a quick one, running in node.js. As I read the piece I recognized a lot of the ideas as ones that we've...Show More Summary
These are the tech heroes of our day. Snowden sacrificed to change our point of view of everything electronic. We had become too complacent, our blinders were on, we couldn't talk about the reality of the networks we are using. Banksy...Show More Summary
There's a generic kind of site, a product home page, divided into sub-pages. Each sub-page has a different background color or image, and uses a different kind of layout, and format and fonts. They are like panels in a brochure. YouShow More Summary
My brother was in town a few weeks ago. We went to a Brooklyn Nets game on the subway and got lost and had to take a cab to Barclays in the snow and cold. It may sound like fun but it was. We talked about how various software projects turned out. Show More Summary
I'm working on a new scheme for the scripting.com home page.
A few days ago I tweeted: "Professional blogging --> no. It can be incidental. A professional reporter can blog. But being a blogger is not a professional thing." At the time, I promised I'd write a blog post to explain. This is that post. It is possible for a professional reporter to blog, even when they're doing their job as a reporter. Show More Summary
This season's Knight News Challenge is going to fund projects that strengthen the Internet. I think that's a great idea! And I'd like to flip things around a bit. I'd like to help people who want to use Fargo, or the open source publisher...Show More Summary
Because a blog post has lasting value. A tweet stream is more ephemeral, it can evaporate almost instantly. Not saying that throw-away comments shouldn't be tweeted, but when you figure something out that's not trivial, if it has value,...Show More Summary