Google has recently been busy making some impressive updates to Gmail, its three year old web-based email app. Last week it added support for the IMAP protocol for easy mailbox syncing across multiple machines and now they’re overhauling the Gmail backend to increase performance and allow for easier changes in the future. These are all […]
Month: October 2007
The Apple Difference? Polish.
If you’re an Apple fan, you probably know that today is the big release date for the latest version of the Mac OS, 10.5, a.k.a Leopard. The two and a half year span since the release of Tiger is short by Microsoft standards, but is the longest Mac users have had to wait for a […]
I recently came to the realization that NBC’s The Office is the only television experience that I share with almost all of my friends and family. It’s the one and only show that everyone at our office watches, and that we can chat about the following morning. It’s also a reminder that the so-called “water […]
Here are some recent photos of the boys. Asa just turned three months old, and Kael will be two years old in a couple of weeks. They’re a lot of fun!
Welcome to the Gun Show
Kael, who will turn two in a couple of weeks, has developed quite the personality already. Here he is doing one of our favorites: Muscle Man from berberich on Vimeo.
Asa Jay @ 3 Months
Last weekend at my brother-in-law’s wedding, I had several family members mention that I haven’t posted anything on Asa since he was born back in July. Too true. I’ve had some photos sitting on the camera for awhile now, and will finally be able to get some posted to my Flickr account later. In the […]
Update on 10/22/2007: The photo I posted below has been featured on The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks. Thanks Bethany! I was very pleased to find The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks today, via John Gruber. It’s extremely “funny”. Misused quotation marks have become one of my pet peeves in recent years. I’m surprised at […]
I learned of a pretty cool web app for preschoolers this morning, called Kindersay. It’s a simple, but solid idea: Video flash cards to help your kids learn new words. There are 15 categories of words available, ranging from numbers and letters to animals and vehicles. That basic content is all available for free. For […]
Amazon’s Customer Culture
The Harvard Business Review has a fascinating interview with Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who I’ve mentioned before is my favorite CEO. In the interview, Jeff discusses how the company’s culture is completely customer focused, and why it’s not easily reproduced by competitors. Mr. Bezos offers a metric ton of insights and advice about running a […]
The increasing number of web frameworks means that design and development best practices are accessible to more people than ever before and are a sign of a maturing industry. The primary goal of most web development frameworks is to save development time. Since most programming projects share a good deal of redundant code (database connectivity, […]