Between Giants

03 Apr, 2013

Similar in scale to a gnat between two giants...? ツ


Synchronisation

17 Mar, 2013

About the only thing I actually use Google Reader for, is synchronisation between devices. I use both Net News Wire and Feeddler -- neither of which are perfect, but the magazine-style RSS readers (such as Feedly, and the like) don't really suit my usage patterns.

I wonder if the answer (for myself, at least) is a basic web-based reader, which uses dropbox for storing synchronisation data. With about 5MB of localStorage, I could also possibly fix one of my bug bears with the clients I use at the moment - offline download of some content (for those train trips where the connection drops like a yoyo). Using the iPhone's safari browser for the reader itself would fix the other problem I have (specifically with NNW) -- poor download and page rendering performance.

There's my spec ↑... now I just need to find the time to develop it... (before July)

Update


Programmer Humour

13 Mar, 2013

Thanks very much, Randall...

ineffective sorts

...you made me laugh out loud on the train, so now I look like a nutball. ツ


Belated...

08 Mar, 2013

Rather belatedly... the solution to Puzzle #5 was posted a few days ago. Puzzle #6 is now also available.

Also rather belatedly, Dave Winer has an interesting take on the recent code.org promotional video. Stand out quote:

Primarily you should do it (ed: programming) because you love it, because it's fun -- because it's wonderful to create machines with your mind. Hugely empowering. Emotionally gratifying. Software is math-in-motion. It's a miracle of the mind. And if you can do it, really well, there's absolutely nothing like it.


Solace

06 Mar, 2013

While listening to Solace, I can't help be struck by the thought that it would sound brilliant performed by a full symphony orchestra (probably with electric guitar accompaniment). Something I'd pay to listen to...

(via BoingBoing)