found drama

get oblique

Monthly Archives: March 2009

Linkdump for March 27th

by Rob Friesel

The Elegance of Imperfection at A List Apart — though a good read, I thought that it didn't really touch on the importance of doing and experimenting and risk-taking (which is where I thought it was going to go) versus over-thinking and/or over-engineering a solution/design/etc. (tagged: design blog creativity ) Natural Phenomena: Brooklynhenge by Ben […]

Git with it!

by Rob Friesel

Partly for my own enjoyment and partly to respond to Tweets from two friends of mine, I’d like to write a little bit about my experience with the Git source control manager. Before we get too far in this process though, let’s get one thing out in the open.  I’m probably the least technical developer out […]

Linkdump for March 26th

by Rob Friesel

Schott’s Vocab at (via DF) — like Wired's "jargon watch" only erudite. (tagged: blog language linguistics ) Sunday-Best Garlic Roast Beef at Cooks Country TV (via Ben) — for "top sirloin butt" (tagged: food beef recipe todo ) Dear A.I.G., I Quit! Hubris? (tagged: politics business econoocalypse ) Physical Cosmologies: The Shining via B² […]

Linkdump for March 23rd

by Rob Friesel

Mega Drop-Down Navigation Menus Work Well (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) If nothing else, I love the name. Say it with me: “MEGA DROP-DOWN” (tagged: design ui usability accessibility navigation todo ) PETA: Ingrid Newkirk’s Unique Will As Twitter user Mikey-san said: You know who else delivers body parts to enemies? The fucking mafia. On the other […]

Linkdump for March 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Spoiled: Organic and Local Is So 2008 by Paul Roberts (at Mother Jones) — the gist seems to be: re-evaluate your assumptions about what sustainable agriculture means (hint: it involves more than just carbon footprints and whether/not the farm is organic; see also: labor conditions, see also: man-hours of labor) and maybe be prepared to […]


by Rob Friesel

While banging through the home-stretch of Ortho 1.0, I decided to give MacRabbit’s Espresso editor a try. I’m “between” editors right now – feeling no special love or loyalty to any one text editor – and noting Espresso’s public beta, I decided it was worthy of some exploration. THE SHORT VERSION: I liked it alright […]