Category Archives: personal

Thoughts On A Job Done

Most of the time, when a bit of software you work on floats out of your life and into the collective past, there’s a sense of mourning. But that’s not how I feel about Chrome Frame. The anodyne official blog post noting the retirement six months hence isn’t the end of something good, it’s the […]

When Free Isn’t Cheap Enough

The concepts of negative externality and moral hazard describe situations where one person can impose costs on another without paying for it, often resulting in less-than optimal outcomes for everyone. That sounds a lot like what’s going on with organizations that won’t upgrade from IE6 to me. Lets quickly consider both sides of the browser […]

Dojo 1.3 Is Out!

Dojo 1.3 is here! (download site) If you’re already using Dojo, this should be a no-brainer upgrade. It’s out-and-out better. As a quick example, dojo.create(“tagname”, { /*properties*/ }) is now the preferred way to build DOM nodes quickly. Its simple API will be natural to anyone who has used dojo.attr(). Even better, Pete’s exciting PlugD […]

Joining Google

Starting next month, I’ll be a Googler. To my great surprise, I’ve been at SitePen two and a half years. It has been nothing short of wonderful which may explain why it doesn’t feel like it has been that long. When I look back at what we’ve accomplished it’s also surprising that we’ve been able […]