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Linkdump for June 18th

by Rob Friesel

Client v. Server Templating Shootout At Ryan Florence Online. He's asserting that client-side templates are always faster. This was not what I saw. I saw client-side as faster on my phone, but server-side as faster on my laptop. (tagged: performance ) Caring for Your Introvert Jonathan Rauch, writing for The Atlantic: Our motto: "I'm okay, […]

Linkdump for February 18th

by Rob Friesel

Jdrop – JSON in the cloud By the venerable Steve Souders. Anyone doing web development with mobile devices in mind should check this out. The premise is simple: real-world testing on real-world devices, then push your data to a cloud for retrieval and analysis on “saner” machines. (tagged: mobile performance javascript browser webdev Jdrop ) […]

The Shallows

by Rob Friesel

Is this a book about the Internet? Or about neuroplasticity? Is this a gadget-lover’s dirge for “his old brain”? Or a sensationalist portrait of a technological and cultural paradigm shift that lists strongly toward the catastrophic? The Shallows is all of these things, and quite a few more—some of which marry well with Carr’s thesis, […]

Linkdump for December 1st

by Rob Friesel

The Technium: 1,000 True Fans via John (tagged: interesting future art writing creativity culture business essay todo longtail ) Some Biologists Find an Urge in Human Nature to Help at NYTimes.com: As children grow older, they become more selective in their helpfulness. Starting around age 3, they will share more generously with a child who […]

Linkdump for October 5th

by Rob Friesel

PKD writes the FBI October 28, 1972: “…several months ago I was approached by an individual who I have reason to believe belonged to a cover organization involving politics, illegal weapons, etc….” Dare we say that if it were anyone else we would believe him to be crazy? (And how does that preclude us from […]

Linkdump for May 11th

by Rob Friesel

Man, 30, gives ‘birth’ to his twin at The Sun (via B²) — HOLY WTF? (tagged: science weird ) The Ultimate Guide to .htaccess Files via Nettuts+ (tagged: webdev htaccess apache ) Burlington police walk the beat at The Burlington Free Press — I tip my hat to the officers; may this approach grow and […]

TV causes autism? But how? HOW?

by Rob Friesel

Via /.: A new paper out of Cornell (PDF) finds a compelling correlation between [tag]TV[/tag] viewing in young children (3 years old and younger) and incidents of [tag]autism[/tag].  Being no fan of television myself, I’m certainly intrigued by the proposition – – anything to cut down on the television.  My problem with the article/thesis/whatever (however) […]