I’m going to join the throngs of people who are sad about Malan being out. He not only has some good ideas of design, he also has heart. Unlike Vincent, he also had the grace to point out that of his team, he should be the one who would be out because it was his […]
Shopify has been touted as one of those Rails apps that’s going to change the face of the web. I don’t think so, and my comments about why it wasn’t appropriate for me (for fuzzyorange.com) went completely unanswered. Since others may be considering shopify, here’s my critique: There’s no easy way to charge tax only […]
As Rick would say, “Conceptual humour at its finest.”
Possibly the best April Fool’s day gadget I’ve seen in years can be found here. You don’t even have to be a tool geek to think it’s funny, but if the humo(u)r strikes you as overly dry, just skip to the disclaimers.
My mother is a huge fan of Project Runway, despite not really being a fashion afficianado (though she does have a humongous wardrobe). As a teenager, I took several classes in tailoring because, at that time, there really weren’t as many options for someone large (especially not someone who was just big, not fat). Anyhow, […]
By the time I woke up, Strata had caught her flight back home. I got up, ate a Luna bar, then headed to the Field Museum for two things: to see Sue and to see the Pompeii exhibit. When I first walked in the building, I’d started to pass one of the dinosaurs before I […]
I arrived in Chicago for the 37 Signals “Getting Real” workshop Thursday night. Boss lady Strata Chalup and I decided to go out for Brazilian food, where they bring slabs o’ meat to your table. We’d both been feeling a bit protein-starved, and I’d never had Brazilian cuisine before. OMG, it was fabulous. They kept […]
For seven years, deirdre.net was hosted at Hurricane Electric. However, even though they were across the bay, I never really felt like I “belonged” there. At BayCon this year, I talked to Matt Mullenweg, who suggested I look into TextDrive. I’d already heard of them, of course, but it took me a couple of days […]
I hadn’t seen this site before Bill Humphries mentioned it in his blog, but Oh My God this site is funny: You Knit What?. Probably the best part is the catty commentary — and the comments.
So said Mal in the movie of the evening, Serenity. I’m not going to spoiler it except to say it was great fun, 24 episodes too short and, as the guy in the row behind me said, “The best movie I’ve seen with a space ship in it. Ever.” We went to the Metreon showing, […]