Missing some critical business focused distros…but worth reading.
Back in (gulp) 2008, I posted a simple design to keep raccoons out of the garbage and green bin. The design worked, I got some nice comments, and even a possible CBC TV spot on the design (which didn’t pan out, but it was nice to be asked).
What this means to you: this week, it’s free.
What it is: it’s an application and a service which allows you to save web content, including multiple pages, with all the ‘extras’ stripped out, for reading later. Similar functionality can be found in the Safari ‘reading list’ and the ‘Pocket‘ app…but Instapaper was an early player, and has a web presence, and download to Kindle, and all kinds of pleasant surprises. Terrific for saving news to read later, or a fast ‘I need this for something I’m researching and I don’t want to put it into a notebook app.’
Recommended. If you have an iOS device, it’s free this week. If not, or you miss the free week, it’s still worth supporting the app, it’s worth it. Please support authors of things you like!
- Freebees from Instapaper (instapaper.com)
There are two excellent ideas in this posting on ZDnet, aside from the observation that you can scale Ruby on Rails if you avoid hitting the disk farm for static content:
1) Have a team devoted to rapid scalable prototyping. (LinkedIn Light Engineering Development)
2) Use free apps for both proof of concept testing and marketing.
Read and enjoy.
Ruby on Rails: scaling to 1 billion page views per month by ZDNet‘s Dennis Howlett — While a lot of attention has been focused on Twitter with questions about whether Ruby on Rails scales, LinkedIn has been quietly running a RoR application on Facebook that is beating down around 1 billion page view per month. Bumpersticker, a relatively trivial Facebook application that allows you to create a cartoon that you can […]
Now that I’ve got your attention, the next best thing to FREE is painless and predictable. Flat rate, as we know from telephony and other similar business models, reduces ambivalence about using a service, and increases the rate at which people BUY.
I received this in email today, and frankly, WOW.
Canada has, relative to the US, a low adoption of mail-order and therefore internet-order business models.
This is a pretty innovative way to get people over that hump. Good work, Ebay and Canada Post
This is a really good overview, with examples, of how to use SubVersion for writing, web projects, etc. Continue reading “SubVersion (SVN) for fun and profit”