Developer at large, expert typist, fungineer

NSHipster rainbow bar

My favorite design touch in the Gowalla apps was the rainbow bar. Small wonder that fellow Gowalla alumni Mattt Thompson included one on the landing page…

Database rivalry in the Valley

A couple years ago, Google released an embeddedable key-value database called LevelDB. There was much rejoicing. Recently, Facebook released their fork of LevelDB, RocksDB. There’s a…

The false bad guy

A pet peeve, in writing and thinking: introducing a false antagonist to create tension in a story. This is rampant in tech writing. Apple vs. Google,…

Currently intriguing me

A channel, a sewer, Alabama, and a sunset walk into a bar: A Lua implementation of Go-style coroutines and channels, inspired by a channel implementation by…

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