Archive for the 'Web' Category

Authentic Comments

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I was inspired to think about the problem of impersonation on the web, when I read Caterina Fake’s comment on Twitter, bemoaning the fact that somebody was able to impersonate her in a comment on GigaOm.┬áBecause they used an email associated with her by Gravatar, the comment gained an element of authenticity because her avatar […]

Instapaper Keyboard Shortcut

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Like many people these days, I am using Marco Arment’s Instapaper to facilitate effortless postponement of reading longer, potentially interesting content I find on the web. Marco provides a handy bookmarklet that you can add to your browser’s button bar, so when you find something cool you just click “Read Later” and it gets added […]

Blog The First Draft

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

MarsEdit users sometimes sheepishly admit that they aren’t blogging as much as they “should” be. Excuses vary, but it usually boils down to the classic issue afflicting all of us who try to stick to a productive routine: we simply fall out of the habit. Long time readers of this blog will note that I’ve […]

Before Google

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

On a whim today I tried to figure out what the oldest pages are on the internet that mention the names of Google’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. In particular, I wanted to find out what information Google’s founders left on the internet before they had the notion to index it all. This pursuit […]