Creative Writing Through Tools

Posted in Apps, Blog

Programming text editors are a dime a dozen, quite literally: there are dozens of great, free open-source editors running from vim and emacs to full-fledged IDEs like Eclipse and Netbeans, and it’s pretty understandable that …

Modern Site Engineering

Posted in Apps, Front-End, Work

Whew. A few weeks ago, we released our new Square and Card Case apps. Alongside the new apps, the front-end web development team spent a long two, three weeks to launch a new site worthy …

How I Evolved my RSS Reading

Posted in Apps, Thoughts

Ars had an article today on how RSS is no longer a sane way to consume news; I also saw Marco (of Instapaper fame) posted how he has changed his RSS habit for “sane RSS …

The Pain of Mobile Web Development

Posted in Apps, Mobile

I’ve been playing around with the coding mobile sites and webapps lately. Ironically, although Apple had first pushed for web apps with iOS 1.0 – it’s hard to remember that the iPhone did not let …

Touch Interfaces and Disregarding Creation

Posted in Apps, Mobile

When I heard the iOS announcement this morning on system-wide Twitter integration, I figured it was a great UI move on Twitter’s part, and at the very least would get more usage from the power …

Why Bejeweled Blitz Remains Addictive

Posted in Apps, Games

Bejeweled Blitz (BB), after all these years, remains one of the best games Popcap has released. Both the iOS version[1] and the Facebook version still receive considerable play, which is pretty amazing seeing the game …

Social Exit

Posted in Apps, Social, Work

This is a post I wrote a little over a year ago on my old blog, but still resonates with me and its contents are relevant to this blog. It’s not plagiarism if you copy …