Author Archives: Jono

The Digg Debacle

Digg has gotten itself into an awkward place with it’s latest redesign, Digg v4. The users are mad, the content has taken a turn for the worse, and now they’ve decided to¬†fire their VP of Engineering over the whole debacle. … Continue reading

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Powered by Nginx

I’ve finished building my new server for this blog and have made the migration from Apache to Nginx. To a large degree Apache has worked very well for me, but over the last year there have been two occurrences where … Continue reading

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Visiting the Facebook Office in Seattle

I enjoyed the Facebook party last night at their new Seattle digs. It was fun chatting with all the engineers and especially their VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer. It’s interesting how open the big tech companies are about their systems. … Continue reading

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Found on Google Street View

I was checking out Google Street View in my neighborhood and was surprised to see my wife, 3-year-old, and dog walking along the sidewalk. Looks like the street view car must have rolled right past them.

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Facebook Seattle Office Party: coding required for admission

I came across an blog post today announcing an office party (read: recruiting event) at the new Facebook office in Seattle. To get an invite to the party you have to solve a puzzle (which gives you a URL) then … Continue reading

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BlackRapid R-Strap: Great for blueberry picking too

My wife and I love the R-Strap for shooting weddings. They’re very comfortable camera straps, allowing us to move around easily, while always keeping the cameras close at hand. As far as we’re concerned, these are the best straps out … Continue reading

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Deferred Acceptance Algorithm

I just read an interesting article in Forbes talking about Alvin Roth’s work in New York City public school system to place incoming freshman in. Fascinating work. I wonder what other problems this algorithm could be applied to? How about … Continue reading

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Aside >> El Gaucho in Bellevue

El Gaucho, 450 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 425-455-2715, offers happy hour Mondays-Fridays 2-6 p.m. and on Sundays 5-11 p.m. with bar food from $2.25-$12 and drinks from $4.50-$6 (www.elgaucho.com). http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/restaurants/2012404816_happygaucho21.html

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iPhone 4 Antennagate: Give ’em free bumper cases

I’ve been using the iPhone 4 since the day before it was officially released to Apple stores. It’s a fantastic phone, by far the best I’ve ever used. A huge upgrade from the 3G I had been nursing along for … Continue reading

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iPhone 4 Unboxing

My new iPhone arrived on 6/23/2010 one day earlier than originally promised by Apple. I suspect it’s easier on Fedex if they can spread out all the deliveries over a couple days. Nobody was home when the Fedex driver stopped … Continue reading

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