I agreed with him for five minutes a month ago but now I don’t see the need for the complexity of the extra files. I suppose if I had hundreds routes I might want to break them up into separate files. If I do then perhaps my node app is too large and I should […]
Hoping my presentation goes well tomorrow. Err… Today.
August 2, 2012
by Cort Fritz
Many of my friends know that I am passionate about the service 23andme.com. You pay $200, you send them some saliva, they sequence your genome. I have found out many amazing things about my genes through this service. What I found out today is mindblowing! 23andme just released a new feature which lists the surnames […]
July 26, 2012
by Cort Fritz
I had some fun today publishing a simple piece of scaffolding. Git (specifically in the case: Gist) is surprisingly fun given the mundane resource it provides: source code control. Such is the power of great software – it can make anything fun. Cough, cough, Draw Something.
Christopher Hitchens died today. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/christopher-hitchens/graydon-201112 Mr. Hitchens was the most compelling wit I have ever known. I had the pleasure of spending a few minutes with him in a cab in Las Vegas. Naturally we got into a debate — he was adamant and dismissive. I also saw him briefly once on a plane. I […]
I don’t think that we are so challenged in 2012 that the only advertising revenue model we can generate has flashing banners that readers of wikipedia would find annoying. I continue to sense that wikipedia is missing an opportunity for advertising that a) actually improves the reader experience and b) doesn’t threaten wikipedia’s independence. UPDATE: […]
I believe Wikipedia / Wikimedia has the opportunity to work with brands to allow them to market to their viewers. I’m not sure that this would necessarily result in Wikipedia becoming a “propaganda tool” as Brandon Harris asserts. Certainly we can come up with some creative way for Wikipedia participants, who universally enjoy products that […]