Pokémon No

Update: A thread in r/pokemongo addresses most of the game playability gripes i express below. Very useful if you’re new to the game. Check it out. Much hyped Pokémon Go finally launched in Canada over the weekend (while I was out camping). I downloaded it ASAP, after some expected server issues setting up my account, I … Continued

On Audio Blog Posts

Every once in a while, I’ll come across a blog where they author records themselves reading their post. I don’t see it often, I don’t think it’s a trend that’s ever really caught on and off the top of my head I can only think of one blogger (Jermey Keith) who regularly posts audio dictation. … Continued

The Problem with NPM

Whenever you run `npm install` it generates a local, project specific /node_modules/ directory with literally 10s of thousands of files and folders. Why?! WHY?! I understand that javascript is a simple scripting language, missing many features that are baked in to more traditional languages like PHP and friends. I understand that many node modules are … Continued

TIL Netflix Packets Never Leave Town!

I got a message from my ISP’s (Shaw) Bandwidth Team today. I wasn’t able to return the call, but I suspect they were calling to scold me about my bandwidth usage. Some History Bandwidth cap policies were a knee jerk reaction from ISPs ill-prepared for the era file-sharing on Napster and later voracious bittorrent usage. An era when … Continued

Ev Williams and the future of online publishing

Great piece on Ev Williams and the open web. Yet his run near the top has been remarkably consistent. While other CEOs in his early-web cohort have left the industry, or have become writers or consultants, Williams has stuck around, leading companies. His startups have nearly all specialized in the same abstract medium: text boxes. … Continued