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The Opposite of Greatness…

...is mediocrity. It's easy to be lulled by the thought that the opposite of great is horrible.  When you believe this falsehood, then as long as nothing's failing catastrophically, things must be great. But the truth is that greatness is... Continue Reading →

How Square Lets me Spy on my Wife

Square is awesome... it helps millions of entrepreneurs and and small businesses easily accept credit card payments.  And they're super-smart.  For example, once I give them an email address for an electronic receipt from one merchant, they automatically send me email... Continue Reading →

Dojo Edit in Place

I almost missed it, but yes, Dojo does have an “edit in place” widget.  For example: Clicking on the text “Beans” gives you an input box like this: It’s really easy to use there’s very good detailed documentation.  You just... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I Forget How Amazing this Stuff Is

I just got a NerdKit today, and I'm excited to start playing (as soon as I find my wire cutters).  But even just reading through their guide (which is part textbook part hands-on lab manual), is fun. Stuff like this... Continue Reading →

Windows Restarted My Computer

Who decided that Windows 7 (or any version for that matter) should restart my computer by default?  I'm talking about Windows Update.  It's great that I'm protected from the latest meanies, but now I have to race to get things... Continue Reading →

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