Web dev at the end of the world, from Hveragerði, Iceland

I’m available as a consultant. I also have a book out.

Bookmarks – That one is shaped like an idiot

I’m a wire service for nonsense.

I wonder if clouds ever look down on us and say.. "Hey look! That one is shaped like an idiot!

— Awesomeness !! (@AweShadySome) January 9, 2014

But there will be more of them, and they will matter much more. The RSS audience is small. The off-platform audience will be huge. The publishers of tomorrow will become like the wire services of today, pushing their content across a large number of platforms they don’t control and didn’t design.

Is the media becoming a wire service? by Ezra Klein (1461 words).

A tragic backstory to explain/excuse a man being an asshole isn't just lazy writing it's abuser 101. Stop feeding the sympathy for abusers.

— Jeanne (@fangirlJeanne) July 23, 2015

Make "heroes" fully realized human beings. If they start out as rude or hostile, make them take responsibility for their actions and change!

— Jeanne (@fangirlJeanne) July 23, 2015

Stop writing one-dimensional cliches and calling them heroes. Too often when you do that you're just giving villains happy ending.

— Jeanne (@fangirlJeanne) July 23, 2015

The difference between arrogance and confidence is that arrogance you wave like a flag and confidence you keep in your pocket

— jason spisak (@jason_spisak) July 23, 2015

@kevinmarks Apps are like movie stars, a tiny few are hugely profitable, while everyone else waits tables & sobs quietly into their pillows

— Scott Jenson (@scottjenson) July 23, 2015

Mobile Safari on my IPhone 4S crashes a lot, but that’s only because I keep tapping links to news and magazine sites.

— Eric A. Meyer (@meyerweb) July 23, 2015

This fallacy that we live by now that ideas aren't worth anything unless they are "web scale" just feels incredibly damaging. (2)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

Look at the heaping pile of garbage that is the "web scale" internet. Maybe chasing VC dollars and VC scale wasn't the best idea. (3)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

In the pursuit of massive money, we left so much by the side of the road. We ignored people & ran right over whatever was in our way. (4)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

We're awash in crap "web scale" ideas. Let's go back to human scale. Let's build things, communities, livelihoods, that are small again. (5)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

"Web scale" had its chance, and it's by and large destroyed the web. So let's start over. Let's go back to me-and-you scale. (6)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

The one thing I have learned at #oscon is that most people think that #webdev is necessary & many think that #web tools = a solved problem

— Skyler Writes (@skyler) July 23, 2015

These climate mitigation measures we’ll all be banking on in a few decades are going to have to be pretty damn impressive, eh?

— Alex Ingram (@nuttyxander) July 23, 2015

Q: How many content strategists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A: Why does the lightbulb exist in the first place?

— James Gunter (@jamescgunter) July 23, 2015

App install ads, pages that dim for pop ups, tiny [x] to close, pages that reformat as they slowly load…. mobile web UX keeps degrading.

— Chris Dixon (@cdixon) July 23, 2015

Join the Newsletter

Subscribe to the Out of the Software Crisis newsletter to get my weekly (at least) essays on how to avoid or get out of software development crises.

Join now and get a free PDF of three bonus essays from Out of the Software Crisis.

    We respect your privacy.

    Unsubscribe at any time.



    You can also find me on Mastodon and Twitter