Just because it sounds, feels, and looks like an acquisition, it doesn’t mean it is one.
I would not be surprised to learn that App Store reviewers are working under a similar structure. A system that rewards “unique, valid rejections” would certainly explain the behavior we have seen coming to light in the past year.
Whenever you replace intrinsic motivation for an extrinsic one, shit just happens. It’s human nature.
About a year ago, I noticed that I wasn’t writing enough blog posts but still wanted to share stuff in my blog. Thus I started the link category like other blogs such as DaringFireball, Hivelogic, Shawn Blanc, etc.
My biggest concern has been both attribution and showing too much to steal visits from the content creator. I know how much I cherish people’s visits to my blog, thus taking their thunder away would just be hypocritical.
For some time I’ve debated on the proper way to link to items. Some blogs, like DaringFireball and Hivelogic add the links to the content they linking via the title(example). So if you are a typical RSS reader user, you’ll see the linker’s comments and highlights in your RSS in the post and clicking on the article’s title takes you directly to the content being linked and not their site. The link to their site would be in the bottom usually named permalink or some unicode character. This is by far the most respectful method and convenient for reader.
Another way is actually the default for MarEdit’s send to blog(from browser or NetNewsWire) which is the one I’ve been doing until now. Basically you end the post with either a (Via Example.) or (Link Example.) depending on what it is.
Although this last method is proper and correctly attributes the creator of the content I’ve always wondered if people actually click through. Bear in mind, that I don’t really have that many subscribers, but it’s still important to both make it easy for the reader and link through correctly.
That is why today I’ve started linking in a whole new different way(following Shaun Blanc’s example). I will add the link to the content in question at the top, and the title as the text in the link. If I read the content via someone else’s blog, I will attribute them in the bottom through the Via method suggested before. The title will still link back to my site. This way, readers will see the link first hand and still see my comments(if they want to) and get attribution to the finder of the content(if any).
Please let me know if you agree, you don’t or just want to tell me how cool the new icecrums design is.
Tales of Apple’s latest ridonculous rejections of a dictionary app. Funny observation:
Apple requires you to be 17 years or older to purchase a censored dictionary that omits half the words Steve Jobs uses every day.
If Facebook gives you lemons, make lemonade. That’s what MySpace would do:
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber on Microsoft’s demise:
Microsoft is looking ever more so like the digital equivalent of General Motors. Car enthusiasts lost interest in GM’s cars long before regular people did; the same is happening with Windows.
Must read article about how Microsoft became uncool for geeks and nobody there seems to care.
(Link Daring Fireball)
After every single push our commits to our repos in Github, Integrity builds, runs and test our code to ensure all is well. As soon as that happens all members of the team get an email with the build results. Either successful or failed build. When there’s a lot of people working on a project all the emails can get overwhelming, and thus enter Mail.app rules.
Here’s what you have to do:
1. Open your Mail.app in Mac OS X and go to Mail/Preferences/Rules.
2. Add a new rule for successful builds. See image:
You can also add an action to move successful builds straight to your archive and away from your inbox.
3. Add a new rule for failed builds. See image:
And that’s it. You will now be able to quickly scan you inbox for stuff you need.
Amazon bought Zappos today for around $920 million. The cool thing is Jeff Bezo’s YouTube video/press release with some bonus for entrepreneurs:
I was surprised to see such a low view count. At time of writing only 309 people had seen it.
Tons of news sites and portals were put to the test yesterday as a result of Michael Jackson’s death. People rushed to sites to get the latest news. At our office we started seeing tweets about the TMZ.com report and immediately rushed there.
This is a huge win for cloud computing and infrastructure as a service(IAAS) offerings. This will elevate awareness to site owners on the need to be on highly scalable systems. The only cheap way to do this is through IAAS providers like Amazon, MediaTemple, or GoGrid among other.
TechCrunch has an interesting chart showing searches for Michael Jackson. I find it interesting to see that people go to Google for their real time news.