One Page Sites. 37 Signals comes up with an interesting survey of one-page web site designs. The one-page site is an interesting kind of minimalism. And since minimalism is 37 Signals' stock in trade, the survey makes a lot of sense. If you're thinking about a Personal Information Page (and if you don't have one,… Continue reading One Page Sites
NSA Creating Massive Phone-Call Database. There's other NSA news today: USA Today is reporting that the NSA is collecting a massive traffic-analysis database on Americans' phone calls. This looks like yet another piece of Echelon technology turned against Americans. The NSA's domestic program, as described by sources, is far more expansive than what the White… Continue reading NSA Creating Massive Phone-Call Database
Major Vulnerability Found in Diebold Election Machines. This is a big deal: Elections officials in several states are scrambling to understand and limit the risk from a “dangerous” security hole found in Diebold Election Systems Inc.'s ATM-like touch-screen voting machines. The hole is considered more worrisome than most security problems discovered on modern voting machines,… Continue reading Major Vulnerability Found in Diebold Election Machines
Watch how a Web application is built. Those of you who've been following our How I Work features might be interested in a great blog from Carson Systems called Bare Naked App. They're “baring all” (or almost all) when it comes to the making of their next Web application. It makes for a great work… Continue reading Watch how a Web application is built
Squidoo: Seth Godin's Purple Albatross?. Seth Godin is an exceptional marketing consultant. Ive read all his books – my favorite is Purple Cow. I routinely bring up his ideas when talking to companies about the best way to get media and early adopter attention: build an exceptional, attention-grabbing product (and if you havent, go back… Continue reading Squidoo: Seth Godin's Purple Albatross?
Building a Web App? Don't Forget the Premium Plan!. We recently had an experience that was so surprising, I just had to share it with those of you who are building web apps – I believe youll find it very valuable. The Expensive Plan If youre one of the many companies or individuals who are… Continue reading Building a Web App? Don't Forget the Premium Plan!
Startup lessons learned. Paul Graham, who gave us great ideas for startups now comes back with startup lessons learned. Lesson #1: release early. There are several reasons it pays to get version 1 done fast. One is that this is simply the right way to write software, whether for a startup or not. I've been… Continue reading Startup lessons learned
Keep your job. Start a company.. Business 2.0 says they've got 5 ways you can start a new business while keeping your day job. There are a few reasons why this might make sense for you, even if the reason why you're starting a new business is to get away from your old job. Just… Continue reading Keep your job. Start a company.
Productivity with a “time map”. The idea of a “time map” is an interesting one. Simply put, a Time Map is a budget of your day, week, or month that carves out distinct times for each of the key departments of your life. Instead of feeling that you have to act on every request the… Continue reading Productivity with a “time map”
A case for better collaboration software. The Central Desktop Blog tells us all the reasons why e-mail is bad and explains why you might want to seek out a better solution for your collaboration. The single worst trait of email is that it's silo'ed. What I mean by silo'ed is that email traps information into… Continue reading A case for better collaboration software