The O’Reilly deployment methodology

June 23, 2011

The O’Reilly deployment methodology is combination of methods and strategies for deploying code onto a server. Unlike other web deployment systems like capistrano, The O’Reilly deployment methodology is based on a well known out-take of broadcaster Bill O’Reilly. The method consists of two primary steps. First the release manager makes the decision to “Fuck it” [...]

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Creating a webpage icon for iPad or iPhone

June 16, 2010

I’ve been using Silvio Rizzi’s excellent Reeder for iPad for the past several days. It’s far and away the nicest Google Reader application for iPad, and maybe anywhere. One thing that I noticed about it was that for some of the sites in my feed there were big fancy icons, while others were stuck with favicon.ico [...]

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Browsers read your CSS selectors right to left.

May 30, 2010

Right to Left One of the important things to understand about how browsers read your CSS selectors, is that they read them from right to left. That means that in the selector ul > li a[title="home"] the first thing thing interpreted is a[title="home"]. This first part is also referred to as the “key selector” in [...]

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A fantastic truth about Facebook

May 28, 2010

The truth is, Zuckerberg needs your data. His business is built upon it. The most important thing to understand about Facebook is that you are not Facebook’s customer, you are its inventory. You are the product Facebook is selling. Facebook’s real customers are advertisers. You, as a Facebook member, are useful only because you can [...]

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Payroll company ADP has a website that sucks.

May 14, 2010

Dear ADP, It’s 2010. Your website is very very broken. Your website does not even allow me to login from my mac. Several of your competitors websites do. Please address this now, or I’ll be moving on to a new payroll provider. Thanks! Archie PS – I’d really like to have paperless paystubs for people [...]

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Youtube is updating the player page.

March 31, 2010

YouTube is about creating and watching the worlds biggest video collection; therefore, the design should make the video the star. To that end, the new look is more subdued, stripped down and simple than before. The design should help ease users into advanced features, while providing power users with all the functionality they want. via [...]

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