Author Archives: normalkid

On Roundups and Daily Websites

A number of years ago, I realized something about MacRumors. MacRumors was a great daily read, but it was a not-so-great occasional read. If you visited MacRumors at a random point in time, you might see some rumors about the next iPhone, or maybe … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Few Years Makes

I’ve neglected this blog for a while, but was just reading back though it and thought one series of blog posts was particularly interesting. Back in early 2009, I met a husband/wife iPhone developer team: April 2009, Blog Post: I … Continue reading

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The Web: Filters on Top of Filters

In January, John Gruber linked out to a Jason Kottke interview who characterizes the web as filters all the way down: It’s much easier to find interesting things to read and look at online than it used to be…the web … Continue reading

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Getting Rich, Following that Dream, Being Happy

I found a question/response thread on Hacker News to be quite interesting. The question was “how did your life change after FU money”. FU money being a term for enough money that you have complete freedom to not work. Paul … Continue reading

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Google Trying to Become Microsoft, HP Trying to Become Apple, and Apple, well, is still Apple

It’s been a busy week for Google with the announcement of a number of new initiatives. If there was any doubt about the growing animosity between the two companies, there is none now. Google spent a lot of its on-stage … Continue reading

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MacRumors Turns 10 Years Old

So, MacRumors.com turned 10 years old yesterday. Brian Chen at Wired did a great write up on it. 10 years is a long time — especially on the internet. I’ll post some more thoughts on it all later.

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Free In-App Purchases Will Change…. Little?

Apple’s announcement that they are going to start letting free applications sell in-app content seemed to be a big one. Even game changing. But, the more I think about it, the more I think there will be great hesitation for … Continue reading

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App Icons are Itty Bitty Banner Ads

An old blog post I wrote last year about a decades old humor article on icon design is actually remarkably relevant to today’s App Store market. Years ago, Apple published a developer magazine. I don’t even remember the name of … Continue reading

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Followup on Another Quitting Story

A couple of months ago I mentioned a husband and wife team that made up Imangi Studios who I met at GDC. Keith had quit his full time job a year prior while his wife Natalia had just given notice … Continue reading

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A Year Later…

So, it’s already been a year since I quit my job and dedicated myself to web projects, and it’s gone really quickly. I’ve kept myself very busy during that time, probably a bit too busy. I have absolutely no regrets … Continue reading

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