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. App.net is rushing past Twitter (in terms of API.)


People who don’t know what they are doing shouldn’t stand in the way of people who do.

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 […]

Microsoft Surface

I couldn’t have possibly said this better than Marco Arment did. I went to the Microsoft Store that just opened up and had a very similar experience myself the employees were so eager to show off the device that they could barely answer a simple question without demoing another, unrelated feature.


Letterpress, made by Loren Brichter, of Atebits, maker of Tweetie. That alone should be enough reason for you to go out and get Letterpress, but if you need more convincing, it is free and it gives Game Center a reason to exist. There is no reason why you shouldn’t try it.