Do They Really, Really Like You?

May 31, 2012

For decades, companies have been trying to figure out if you like them using various surveys — long and short, direct and not — as the primary tool to get you to talk about your relationship with them. And, for decades, you’ve mostly ignored them, responded sometimes, and largely avoided talking about your relationship. As… Read more

Rating The April Fools’ Day Shenanigans

April 01, 2012

April Fools Rankings! Hey guys, I made a quick April Fools Ranking webapp on Google App Engine. It allows you to submit great April Fools’ sites (while you aren’t watching the new season of Game of Thrones) and rate them, and shows the leaderboards for best and worst pages. The ratings are based on a… Read more

Deploying With a Phone Call: Speech Recognition in a Java backend

November 11, 2011

We had a lot of fun playing with last week’s experiment. However, it became quickly obvious that clicking on a button next to the service you want to deploy is much more convenient than talking to your web browser. Could we take the experiment further and build something that’s actually useful? Well, we all knew… Read more

Using Monadic Rainbow Tables for Eventually Consistent Higher-Order Types

December 14, 2010

Just kidding. David made us Gin Fizz’s and Whiskey Sours at last night’s poker game. Delicious.

iPad stand FTW

April 13, 2010

Sometimes you need a little help from your friends

April 07, 2010

…when the football gets stuck.