The all-new, nearly the same Beyond The Code

It was time for a change. 1070 lines of poorly organized CSS was too much. A theme that was not based on HTML 5 and put mobile second wasn’t the way I wanted things to be anymore. So I started over. I forked Underscores and rebuilt Beyond The Code’s clean Decode theme. I am happy […]

We are young

Age is just a number. I love the picture Jared Erondu paints of how age can be perceived. In truth, your age is merely the number of times you have circumnavigated the sun. Unfortunately, many people use it as a measure of maturity, which is a terribly misguided use of this statistic. A 16 year […]

CSS transition usage

I love CSS transitions and animations, in case you haven’t noticed by visiting any of my websites. CSS transitions and animations make the web feel more like an app and provide a more pleasant experience, visually. They also don’t take more than a few lines of code to make. Adding a simple transition to the […]

The flat sink

I keep re-reading this article from Sacha Greif on design versus functionality. It is an excellent example of how a well-designed object should work as good as it looks and a newer design should perform better than its predecessor.

I'm done with fiction

I’ve read my last work of fiction for a long time. Now that I have finished that book, I’m going to stick to books that are informative, inspirational, and instigating. Books that tell fictional stories bring us into new worlds, they allow us to use our imagination, but following my previous post, it is better […]

Create, don't Consume

Alex Arena It’s so much more fulfilling to be a creator rather than a consumer. Seriously, I’ve bought tons of crap in my life and very few of those things have had any substantial impact on me. The things I have made, (sadly far fewer in number) have had substantial impact on my life and […]

Rushing Past Twitter

Today we’re adding support for Stream Markers to the API. This will allows clients to sync where you are in your stream, global, and even in individual threads between clients. is rushing past Twitter (in terms of API.)


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App Store Ratings and Reviews

Foursquare: Instead of other sites where every place gets 3.5 stars, we come up with our scores using the same Foursquare magic that powers Explore. We look at signals like tips, likes, dislikes, popularity, loyalty, local expertise, and nearly 3 billion check-ins from over 25 million people worldwide. And, with every check-in and Explore search, […]

Disney Acquires Lucasflim

Disney today announced that it had acquired Lucasflim for 4.05 billion dollars. M.G. Siegler interestingly, points out that this is about half of what they bought Pixar for in 2006. In the same press release, Disney stated they were planning on releasing a seventh episode in the saga to be followed by a new movie […]