Two simple tools that will make your development a lot nicer: htop and bar.
It seems odd that I have to post instructions on social networking. If you're reading this, odds are you're a web developer with a fair amount of experience. And yet, people don't seem to understand what to do with LinkedIn.
Something's been concerning me lately: How can we simultaneously have high unemployment and a huge, unmet demand for web designers? This stuff is not that hard. I never went to school, I don't have any certifications in web design. Sure I'm smart, but so are all my friends.
I think part of the answer is that web design is considered magic, just like legal practice (which I've also done). There's a huge aura of mystique surrounding the whole thing and everyone is convinced it's hard. It's not, I swear! In order to be a good web designer, all you need is two things:
I just had a website blow up on me. Five months of work and a good deal of it suddenly gone, right as I was trying to launch. Here's what I learned from the experience.
Right now, you have probably given all your sensitive information to two of three large companies. They are Facebook, Google, and Yahoo. Of the three, Google has the best security. Facebook is okay, and Yahoo is terrible. Let's see why.
I've heard a lot of upset people complaining about Google's decision to close down Reader. I was also upset, because I've been a loyal user for some time, and I had to find an alternate feed reader. (I settled on Feedly, which is excellent.) But that's not why shutting down the service is a mistake.
You might be aware that web fonts are a big deal for me. So I was pleased to come across a couple excellent videos that talk about webfonts today. The first is cute and fun: how different fonts would sound if they could speak.
Next up: A more serious discussion of the different kinds of fonts and why it matters. Hint: It has to do with the impact of your writing.