Is there a bubble?

1/29/2015

I don’t know – you tell me.


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It feels like almost every day, I meet or hear of someone is working on some new idea so horrifically poorly thought out, that I start worrying about how to be console them in six months, after the areĀ laid off .

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Yesterday, my wife met someone in a pool ride who explained he was working at a start up that displayed pictures of the food in a restaurant, so you would choose which restaurant you would got to depending which pictures of food you liked. Yes – they are building Tinder for plates of food.

She asked him how they were going to take all the pictures, since most fancy restaurants are going to be switching out their menu once or twice a month. She got a blank stare – they clearly hadn’t thought about that. And yet, here he is, taking an uber pool back from the Mission.

Back in 2000, I knew people who were being offered development jobs for less than Starbucks was paying at the time. There will be an order of magnitude more people competing for jobs at Starbucks in SF, this next time that people stop trying to resell soiled shoes and make everything into a dating app.

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Dear Alice and Ryan,

Congratulations on your new fondleslabs, and welcome to theĀ 90% of humanity that now spend all their time staring at their phones. Since I am also too busy staring at my phone to talk to you, I thought that you might appreciate a list of the things I am usually staring at, so you can stare at them too.

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So, I’m working on a new app to go in my portfolio. It’s called Schmoozr (until I find out that name is taken).

Say you go to some event, and meet someone there, and decide you want to exchange emails, so you can continue you the discussion further later on. Instead of handing them your email or typing their email into your phone, you open schmoozr, and it has a simple form for name, email, and perhaps a note they might want to leave for you about your conversation.

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Jasmine-Every

3/7/2013

I’ve created an add-on for Jasmine, that allows you to iterate a set of Jasmine tests or suites through an array of test data. So, you can create a set of edge cases for whatever you are are trying to test, and then run them through this.

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Something that a few people have asked me about is how I go about testing of backbone DOM interactions in Jasmine, so I thought I’d just throw up this quick example for you.

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The history of the world’s most important drum sample – the Amen drum break. An oldie but goodie, that was just passed my way again.

“Despite being ten years old now [still] hundreds of tracks, dozens of DJs, a number of clubs and events, in effect an entire subculture, based on this one drum loop, I mean, based on these six seconds from 1969.

If you listen to almost any kind of music made in the last two decades, you will enjoy this.

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Our Android app recently won the Social Good Design Award hosted by the canadian graphic design association RGD Ontario. Cool!

(And yes, I promise that an Iphone version is in the works).

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