Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Windowless Skyscraper

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

One of the thrills of software development is how much power is placed into the hands, literally, of a single engineer.¬†Software takes work, and lots of it. But thanks to frameworks of reusable code, individuals are consistently able to “outbuild” the work of our predecessors, while exerting the same or less effort. Consider the work […]

Facebook’s Design Vacuum

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, the tablet-oriented publishing company that was co-founded by one of the Mac community’s most successful young designers:¬†Mike Matas. I learned about the news via Lessien on Twitter, a woman about whom I know little, except that she offers reliably intelligent opinion about the tech world, and the mobile industry […]

Restore Safari’s Downloads Keyboard Shortcut

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I’m pretty excited about most of the enhancements in OS X Lion, and in Safari 5.1, which was released along with it. But one of the most annoying changes in the version of Safari that ships with Lion is the removal of any keyboard shortcut for showing and hiding the active downloads list. Downloads used […]

Twitter Security Smackdown

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Today Twitter announced a few distinct policy changes for clients of their API, all wrapped up under the banner of improved security permissions for end-users. The best response I’ve seen yet is from John Gruber, who smells something funny in the deli. I tend to agree. The announcements today comprise some useful security enhancements, but […]