Posts Tagged ‘Web 2.0’

Yes Virginia, You Can Work on Great Technology at Startups

You can work on great technology at startups. You wouldn’t think that would be a controversial statement. But it is if you believe Ted Tso’s defense of Google, “Google has a problem retaining great engineers? Bullcrap.” Ted dismisses the engineering that goes on in a startup, saying:
Similarly, you don’t work on great technology at a startup.  Startups, [...]

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Buy It Like You Mean It and Vendor Relationship Management

I just got back from the launch party for Buy It Like You Mean It, a startup non-profit that is “enabling the socially conscious consumer”. I’m a big fan of what they are doing. As a free-market capitalist, I like to think that the power of markets can solve all kinds of problems. As [...]

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Me.dium Beta

I got invited into the Beta at Me.dium, a new collaborative/social browsing system. It’s no dis-similar from the third-party-comments system I was pondering back in the spring, if anyone remembers that. However, rather than being focussed on comments, it is also focussed on real-time browsing. You get a side-bar that shows you what people are [...]

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Book Review: Defensive Design for the Web

37 signal is one of the neatest
companies out there in terms of advancing the state of the art in web
design. It seems like they do almost as much as
href=”http://google.com”>Google, presumably without spending such
embarrassing amounts of money. If you haven’t check out some of their
projects, like Basecamp,
href=”http://www.tadalist.com/”>Ta-da Lists, and
href=”http://backpackit.com”>Backpack, you really should. They
build really nice [...]

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Setting up Typo: RubyOnRails, lighttpd, FastCGI and being a bad sysadmin

I took most of my evening last night to set up FastCGI and lighttpd. My goal was to serve a Typo, a blog engine based on RubyOnRails. I was thwarted by not knowing RubyOnRails very well, and by knowing FastCGI and lighttpd not at all.
The first issue was that Typo doesn’t like to run in [...]

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