Image courtesy of Colin Sackett | Book design & publishing. I recognize patterns; large and small; over short periods, and long. Remember those SAT questions to find patterns in obscure information? I owned those.
Web app scale bottlenecks (software & hardware) have leapfrogged themselves a few times over the past 15 years, and I just came across a concise view of how software had to react once
The applicability of "long-tail" content applies beyond UGC, into applications and programming languages themselves. 37signals has pushed the industries' thinking around building applications fast with Ruby on Rails. It feels like Merb will
The modern day version of major product success has become system crashes & overloads. Mainstream media associates high-demand and success with website failures. Today's "sold out due to high demand" equivalent is an
On the drive home from picking up our kids from my parent's house tonight, I recalled an exercise we went through at AOL a year-and-a-half ago or so. We were in the midst