Monthly Archives: January 2009

Web Form Design: Missing the Big Picture

I ran across a book titled Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks by Luke Wroblewski which, according to glowing blurbs from well known folks, a great book on web form design. But, when I proceeded checkout after placing the … Continue reading

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Google App Engine Launcher Options

If you are not a geek, sorry about these tacky-techy posts. I like posting them to help others geeks running into same problems later. I’ve been running my GAE apps locally on my Mac using Google App Engine Launcher. The … Continue reading

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Twittling Away

I’ve been busy crossing the deep jungle of chores that suddenly appears whenever one attempts to launch something. I’ve also been using Twitter whole lot more, partly to test but mainly because the service I am building brings services like … Continue reading

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Twitter Platform Business Model

After recent announcement of new Twitter API limits followed by news of Twitter seeking funding at $250m valuation, I think Twitter may be building a double-prong business model: one they are still trying to define and a platform business model … Continue reading

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So GAE

Yesterday, I went over to checkout Google App Engine and, because GAE made it so easy, ended up writing a little webapp I’ve been thinking about writing for a while. Besides, it’s been a while since I used Python so … Continue reading

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Java Cloud

Still undecided about deployment strategies, I looked around to see if there are solutions like Aptana Cloud for Java, preferably with Eclipse support. Unbeknownst to me, Java cloud support started to bloom while I was busy wriggling over SafePage’s fate … Continue reading

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Back in Habit

In case you haven’t noticed, I am back to my usual daily blogging habit since I now have more time to chase my own tail. That means I’ll be sticking my fingers into other people’s business and ranting pointlessly like … Continue reading

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Web Dev Hand Tools Revisited

Before I start prototyping some of the ideas I’ve been kicking around, I need to decide which tools I’ll be working with, making choices that’ll haunt me for months to come, as usual. Language At SafePage, we started with the … Continue reading

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Ads in PDF

Adobe has concluded that ads in PDFs don’t work (via TechCrunch). I agree that normal ads don’t work but the general idea still remains largely unexplored. One variation I think has more merit augments PDFs and e-books in general with … Continue reading

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Trader’s Ring Finger

I just noticed that my ring finger is longer than my index finger. Hmm. In a study of 44 London traders, the most successful tended to have longer ring fingers than index fingers, a ratio linked to high prenatal exposures … Continue reading

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