I’m off for a week of skiing in Utah. Until then, take care of the net for me.
- Where and when to use Ajax in your applications – Get rid of the refresh; doesn’t need to be real-time;Small changes can be big;Big changes can bring big difficulties; Unleash information; Ajax can save/ruin your site; Finding an Ajax-powered balance.
- Heroku Lifts Ruby on Rails Development into the Cloud – a) completely in-browser development b) will allow RoR developers to host and scale them using Amazon Web Services to provide automatic scaling of its hosted apps and plans, like a utility. Kewl
- Amazon Quietly Launches Product Ads; Secretly Wants to Become a Shopping Search Engine. – lets any Web merchant buy cost-per-click ads on Amazon linked to specific product searches.
- SHINTARO KAGO ON THE COVER OF VICE MAGAZINE – I hate it when my head does that.
- A Photo Editor – How to Manage People – Taking someone else’s idea and increasing the quality by 5% occurs at the price of a 50% decrease in their commitment to execution
- Neatorama » The Evolution of Tech Companies Logos –
- Better Than Free – eight categories of scarce goods associated with digital goods, noting that each one is “better than free.” : Immediacy, Personalization, Interpretation, Authenticity, Accessibility, Embodiment, Patronage and Findability.
- Three Rules for Database Work – 1. Never use a shared database server for development work.; 2. Always Have a Single, Authoritative Source For Your Schema; 3. Always Version Your Database;
- Toronto’s Best Web and Tech Evangelists : and the Winner is David Crow & Toronto – a big thank you to David and all his Fellow nominees! David is the heart of DemoCamp – Toronto’s Best Unconference
- Amazon Web Services: Bigger Than Amazon – ReadWriteWeb – bandwidth utilized by these services in fourth quarter 2007 was even greater than bandwidth utilized in the same period by all of Amazon.comâ��s global websites combined!!!
- Yahoo Users, You’ve Got OpenID – As promised, Yahoo has launched its new OpenID provider service which means Yahoo’s 248 million users worldwide now have a way to login to any site that supports OpenID. Now with Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign and more!
- Plot Your Schedule on a Google Map – Blogger Tony Hirst mixed an RSS feed from Google Calendar with some KML generated using Yahoo Pipes as a middleman, to come up with today’s best mashup: your Google Calendar plotted on a map.