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May 19, 2009

#fixreplies

When Twitter changed the behaviour of replies exactly one week ago, my initial reaction was one of bafflement. The rationale they gave, “… receiving one-sided fragments via replies sent to folks you don’t follow in your timeline is undesirable …”, simply didn’t cut the mustard with me. This “undesirable” behaviour was one of the reasons … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

December 30, 2008

Top not.

Many of us feel additional pressure at the end of December. Don’t deny it, you know you’re one of those people. I can certainly feel something weighing on me, but it’s not necessarily due to the traditional year-end nonsense. Is it the implied deadlines associated with finishing up last minute projects or the well-intentioned resolutions … Read the rest of this item

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September 17, 2008

A poem.

Shoot me in the head. Stab me in the eye. Instead of using .Net, I think I’d rather die.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

April 24, 2007

If the shit fits.

While catching up on the newsfeeds this weekend, I stumbled across a perfectly wonderful quote by Evan Williams. He pretty much sums up every discussion I’ve ever had on this particular subject, to wit … “I only point to Alexa graphs from now on when they help illustrate my point, since in general it’s full … Read the rest of this item

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December 29, 2006

Several years late and a dollar short.

MacNN reports that Big Blue has finally released an OS X-savvy version of its venerable Lotus Notes collaboration suite. The press release states: “ … with IBM Lotus Notes 7.0.2 for OS X, Mac users have the collaboration power they’ve been waiting for … ” Mac users? As in multiple? Shouldn’t that read “ … … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

November 21, 2006

Final eviction notice.

Early adoption is for masochists. Cohesive workflow and performance comes from being stubborn, sticking with what you know, and not drifting away from your comfort zone. Those who blindly accept and implement change are weak and tend to bend to peer pressure. Yeah, ok. Whatever. Six months ago I was done rationalizing. Enough dragging of … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

December 5, 2003

Regarding your recent message.

Hi there. What can I do for you today? > Your Email Client does not support MIME encoding. Hmmm. Actually, it does support MIME encoding. That’s why I received the attached images you sent me. However, it doesn’t support non-standard, single-part encoding that your email client apparent mangles the text component of your message into. … Read the rest of this item

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July 29, 2003

Grumpy old men.

What the hell has crawled up some people’s butts? Please indulge me for a moment while I explain. My wife and I, along with our dog, were enjoying a warm summer evening in our back yard. As goes one of our stupid pet tricks, we were telling the dog to look for squirrels. When he … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

October 31, 2001

Maybe.

This site was inaccessible for several hours this morning, not because my servers flaked out again (oh, like that ever happens anyway …), but because of an indeterminate router glitch at my service provider’s head end. I think that this may be the first time in the six odd months that I’ve had a dedicated … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

August 3, 2001

Science? Stupidity.

The Science of Selling Images Perhaps this article should be entitled “The Science of Selling Employees Up The River”. For a company that has just culled more than 300 people from its work force, isn’t expected to meet its reduced revenue targets, and has basically gutted entire companies that it has acquired over the past … Read the rest of this item

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