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Linkdump for July 30th

by Rob Friesel

Service-oriented Songkick James Coglan writing at the Songkick blog re: the migration of their monolithic Rails app into modularized components and a service-oriented architecture. Interesting case study, and definitely worth the 10 minutes. (tagged: service-oriented architecture Rails Songkick James Coglan ) Colson Whitehead’s Rules for Writing Colson Whitehead, writing at Most people say, “Show, […]

an open letter to CostCo

by Rob Friesel

Dear CostCo folks— My shopping experience with you has been pretty satisfactory so far. First off, I’m not in it for the aesthetics—the warehouse space is clean but can be a bit overwhelming and crowded and maybe even bewildering.  And that’s OK—it’s become something of a joke1 which eases the tension enough for us to […]

Linkdump for June 23rd

by Rob Friesel

5.5. Case study: Dumb Quotes via lepht (at [Dive Into Greasemonkey]) (tagged: webdev javascript regex todo ) Repeat after me: Unicode is not UTF-\d{1,2} via lepht (via short version: Unicode is a standard, and UTF-(8|16|32) are character encodings that support encoding Unicode data into byte strings. (tagged: Unicode text dev essay todo ) Modeling the […]

Linkdump for May 14th

by Rob Friesel

IE8 and the X-UA-Compatible situation (tagged: webdev ie8 http work todo ) Goodreads vs Twitter: The Benefits of Asymmetric Follow at O'Reilly Radar — funny… I said this over a year ago… 😉 (tagged: Goodreads social Twitter ) Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt, Available in Various Sizes at — as if the shirt was not […]

Linkdump for January 16th

by Rob Friesel

Coffee reduces Alzheimer’s risk: study via /.: Best news ever? *bzzz*bzzz*bzzz* (tagged: coffee news health science ) Circuit City fails to be wanted, will now be liquidated via Engadget – this is what happens when your recovery strategy includes firing your best retail employees and replacing them with greenhorns who, while paid out at â…“-½ […]