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obscure pursuits

holiday labels

Label Master – Page 5

Use these on your holiday gifts and they’ll be talking about it for years.

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observations

how tools come of age

I’m a java skeptic. The promise of write once, run everywhere has morphed into write once, suffer everywhere. The whole notion of java applications, given that your code will only perform as well as the virtual machine, meaning your OS vendor, permits, has never really caught fire. Applets turned out to be a bust: CGI and Flash can do much the same thing in a more platform-agnostic way. It has always struck me as a solution in search of a problem.

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observations

suspicions confirmed

Revenge of the Nerds

If you start a startup, don’t design your product to please VCs or potential acquirers. Design your product to please the users. If you win the users, everything else will follow. And if you don’t, no one will care how comfortingly orthodox your technology choices were.

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recipes

mexican melange

I have always liked simple foods, big on texture and flavor and low on technique. So things like burritos, quesadillas, pizza, pasta, etc, have always been staples on the menu.

Being vegetarian doesn’t really make it more difficult, since most of these items were meatless as a matter of course. With the advent of “better eating through chemistry” it’s quite easy to slip some faux meat/protein into these things. These work well for stuff like tacos and the like.