Helium

Helium is a great way to watch videos why you work: Helium is a floating browser window that allows you to watch media while you work. Your content will never fall behind your other windows even as you switch tasks.

Too Many Tests

Today’s kids take too many standardized tests. Already in second and third grade we are seeing silly requirements (such has solving 100 math facts in 5 minutes) because it will help on the standardized tests. What bothers me most is that the tests are pushed on the kids for financial gains. States pay millions of […]

Avoid Heroku’s Scheduler

I recently reported an issue with Heroku’s Scheduler add-on missing many (hours) scheduled events. The response I got back from support was shocking: The Scheduler is provided as a best-effort service and is subject to the occasional hiccup. We have noticed some disruptions due to some jobs sticking in the queue. Typically, these issues have […]

Great Support – Linode

The bar for great support gets lower everyday…so it is always great to see someone going above and beyond. I recently signed up for Linode to try a couple of things out. The experiment has so far been a failure in part do to my lack of server management experience….but the willingness of their support […]

Podcast Reviews and Recommendations

Rob Bazinet via Twitter: I listen to many podcasts who ask for iTunes reviews. Many people use something other than iTunes. We need a better way to review podcasts.   I might be alone, but I generally ignore reviews in iTunes/etc for this very reason. Reviews are generally left by people who have been asked […]