Joe Melville and I have both worked the east and west coast selling our lollipops. His company is one of only three left in the US that hand pours candy in the traditional manner.
Just a month after launching, Candy.com has a prime-time gig.
The Weymouth company, which sells more than 6,000 candy items online, has landed one of its products in the swag bags for the Daytime Emmy Awards party this weekend.
The 36th annual program, which honors soap operas and other daytime TV shows and their stars, will be broadcast on the CW Network at 8 p.m. tomorrow
Aug 31, 02:16 AM under iPhone
After 26 days of waiting, SimplyTweet 2.2 has been rejected.
The reason? – “We will not post applications that reference other applications in their search criteria.” The keyword? “Tweeter”.
(Keywords are a recently added field that let developers specify keywords that are associated with their apps so they can be found when users search for those keywords)
It’s not like I am trying to do an SEO by dumping the whole list of Twitter apps there. I honestly think many people refers to people who use Twitter as tweeters. And what is most frustrating? It took 26 days to tell me this.
For existing users of SimplyTweet, I’m awfully sorry. You’ll have to wait some more for the new features and bug fixes in SimplyTweet 2.2 to be available. I’m almost finishing work on 2.3 and can’t wait to make it available. That, unfortunately can only be done after 2.2 is approved.
Apple, if you need to know how to improve your process so that it benefits our common users, developers and yourself, please read: Joe Hewitt’s Innocent Until Proven Guilty and Craig Hockenberry’s Year two.
Wake up Apple.
apple app store strikes again
you would think they wouldn’t try so hard to be the bad guys from the 1984 commercial of theirs
Richard Laermer’s book 2011: Trendspotting for the Next Decade. It’s a book about how to find the signal in the noise as well as a few predictions on how media will be forced to change for it to remain useful.This video is an interview with 2 guys from Mashable.com and Richard Laermer
lately i’ve been educated by the younger people i work with on my day job, on the way that language is changing “in the wild” (my tags for real life)
LolCats (http://icanhascheezburger.com/) was one of the first to start using it, but not the only one and twitter hit it out of the ballpark with the micro text portion
not only are these sites and adoptees changing the spelling of words, they are also changing the quantity and style of the written word
i do it
for my personal taste i forgo the limits enforced by punctuation and proper grammar
do i know them
yes, i do - i just chose to not worry about them while i am expressing my thoughts on my personal blog
so knowing that change is evident and closing in fast, i started searching and found a wonderful discovery – the guide below
– while going through the site, i discovered the history page
The original post “How Twitter Was Born” follows.
Twitter was born about three years ago, when @Jack, @Biz, @Noah, @Crystal, @Jeremy, @Adam, @TonyStubblebine, @Ev, me (@Dom), @Rabble, @RayReadyRay, @Florian, @TimRoberts, and @Blaine worked at a podcasting company called Odeo, Inc. in South Park, San Francisco. The company had just contributed a major chunk of code to Rails 1.0 and had just shipped Odeo Studio, but we were facing tremendous competition from Apple and other heavyweights. Our board was not feeling optimistic, and we were forced to reinvent ourselves.
“Rebooting” or reinventing the company started with a daylong brainstorming session where we broke up into teams to talk about our best ideas. I was lucky enough to be in @Jack’s group, where he first described a service that uses SMS to tell small groups what you are doing. We happened to be on top of the slide on the north end of South Park. It was sunny and brisk. We were eating Mexican food. His idea made us stop eating and start talking.
I remember that @Jack’s first use case was city-related: telling people that the club he’s at is happening. “I want to have a dispatch service that connects us on our phones using text.” His idea was to make it so simple that you don’t even think about what you’re doing, you just type something and send it. Typing something on your phone in those days meant you were probably messing with T9 text input, unless you were sporting a relatively rare smartphone. Even so, everyone in our group got the idea instantly and wanted it.
Later, each group presented their ideas, and a few of them were selected for prototyping. Demos ensued. @Jack’s idea rose to the top as a combination of status-type ideas. @Jack, @Biz, and @Florian were assigned to build version 0.1, managed by @Noah. The rest of the company focused on maintaining Odeo.com, so that if this new thing flopped we’d have something to fall back upon.
The first version of @Jack’s idea was entirely web-based. It was created on March 21st, 2006. My first substantive message is #38:
Read more and preorder the book - “140 Characters – A Style Guide for the Short Form”
i know you’ve heard of or visited LoLCats or Failblog, here is Ben the founder talking about one of my favorite subjects
how his company makes 7 figures in ad sales last year is due to this method of development
i only wish i could park my vehicle with such style and grace
ahhh, the youth of our country
A kindred spirit and great personal resource, Jurgen Appelo. Jurgen is the CIO at ISM eCompany, a Dutch company that creates web sites and web applications for customers
Agile development has taken a number of concepts and principles from the study of complex adaptive systems. But since the birth of the Agile Manifesto, the study of complexity has not stopped. In this talk I give a number of ideas copied from complexity experts, and I will review what fitness landscapes, patches, power laws, and incompressibility could mean for agile software development.
- Hierarchies are not a problem, they are natural;
- Prediction of velocity includes an (impossible) estimate of unknown problems;
- Patches of Scrums can be an alternative to Scrum of Scrums;
- ScrumButs are natural and necessary;
- Agile management is an often forgotten but crucial part of agile;
- A project with many strong interdependent parts can behave chaotically;
- All we will ever have are a variety of imperfect methods;
- A self-organizing team with the size of 8 should better be avoided;