A somewhat epic post by Matt Gemmell about App.net, worth a read.
You may have heard of the new-ish social network (it’s actually more than that, but for most people the distinction isn’t particularly relevant) called App.Net, or ADN (for “app dot net”). I’ve been a member since August 2012, and I’ve been meaning to write about it for a while now.
So, like many others, I'm moving away from Feedburner whilst I have a choice, rather than then Google forces me to.
The new RSS feed URL for this site is now: http://feeds.sja.co.uk/rss
The Feedburner URL will continue to work for the time being, but please update your subscriptions as it will vanish at some point.
To provide a leading browser on Android and iOS, this year Opera will make a gradual transition to the WebKit engine, as well as Chromium, for most of its upcoming versions of browsers for smartphones and computers.
That's quite far up the list of things I didn't expect to read today. Good news though.
MPs have approved legislation for same-sex marriage in England and Wales, despite the opposition of dozens of Conservative MPs.
Common sense prevails. Though how some of these homophobic MPs manage to maintain jobs in the public eye is beyond me.
The ICO said its change in policy was "consistent" with guidance it has issued on obtaining "implied consent" to cookies. It said the purpose of its change in policy was to enable it to "collect reliable information to make our website better".
I wonder if the ICO has any concept of the amount of money they caused companies to spend trying to come up with explicit permission functionality on their websites.
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Sequel Pro 1.0. With this new release comes a beautiful new icon, courtesy of Kenichi and the guys at Panic. We think the new icon is fantastic!
A worthy upgrade, massive change log.
Looks like a good deal to me.
After 15 years, the layout of Apple.com is still the same: prominently feature the latest product, with 3-4 little boxes below that highlight other recent products and company news. The homepage has become more evident and intuitive each year. Bigger pictures, less copy, bolder text, fewer items to click… It’s like a giant billboard. They stuck with a format that worked and continually refined it.
It's amazing how dated the site looks even just a few years ago.
One day while driving home, I thought: "Why don’t I just stop using email altogether?" That night while drifting off to sleep I imagined my email-free life. I liked the picture. Within the same week, I made the decision to cut email out of my life.
Not sure this would work for me, but interesting none the less.
Fixed providers have always given individual addresses to each customer, usually allocated at connection and kept for at least the duration of that connection. But these days there aren’t enough addresses to go around, which is prompting more short term fixes while we continue to wait for IPv6. Unfortunately, IPv6 isn’t ready to implement UK wide just yet as there are applications that don’t work on it.
Let me pick out part of that again...
which is prompting more short term fixes while we continue to wait for IPv6
This annoys me. Why are we waiting for IPv6? Pick a date, however far in the future we feel it has to be, and we work towards a wholesale IPv6 launch. If we wait, nothing happens and progress continues to be painstakingly slow. Any software not supporting IPv6 by that date has to be replaced or patched.
It's called progress.
This was posted last year, but since Laravel 4 is now available in beta form, I figured it was a good time to share it.
The aim of this article is to give you, a current user of Laravel, an insight into what's changing in Laravel 4 that you'll need to be aware of, especially if you're thinking of upgrading. Before we crack on I'd like to point out that Laravel 3 is a great product and that you shouldn't upgrade your application just for the sake of keeping up with the Joneses.
A new product from the folks at Basecamp offering simple email list hosting for small groups of up to 50. $10 one off.
A really nice infographic style site. Love the design, love the humour.
I do love Hard Graft's stuff. I still use the case I bought for my original iPad today for my 3rd gen (though it did need a little surgery to make it fit).
This looks like a really nice alternative for the Mini.