Howdy! I'm Marshall. This is my blog. I like cooking, productivity hacks, setting off fireworks, and making servers GO FAST.
I recently revamped my resume using tools (GitHub, Markdown, Mou, Chrome) from my every day programmer workflow. I found this process to be much more pleasant than the normal LinkedIn/Microsoft Word gymnastics. I hope you do as well!
Every few hours, a new computer generated line of "50 ways to leave your lover"
Some of my favorites:
- Stab a live mite, Dwight
- Scrounge on a can, An
- Seed the calm twitch, Rich
- Jar a left pee, Mee
- Blaze off a void, Floyd
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everyone loves caching!
ABC: always be committing
an adventure in which I try to keep all my fingers
because 0.0.1 wasn't good enough!
when tools collide
unsetopt correct FTW
Putting the DS in RDS
Today's Quote of the Day is from TechCrunch's If Web 1.0’s Kryptonite Was the Bust, Web 2.0 Kryptonite Was the Grind
You can’t build a huge business with less than 20 million monthly uniques and getting there is a brutal day-in, day-out grind of producing great work, making the site as intuitive as possible and continually finding reasons to remind people you are worth 5 minutes of their day everyday.
There’s a fascinating article over on UX Movement on why it’s easier for users to fill out forms where the labels are aligned over the top of your fields.
Top aligned labels have proven to be faster and easier to fill out than left or right aligned labels. This is because top aligned labels require half as many visual fixations than left or right aligned labels. Top aligned labels also allow users to move down the form in one visual direction, instead of two visual directions with left and right aligned labels. This makes filling out forms quicker and easier.
I’m going to pay attention to this as I wander about on the web this week.
10 things I Love about my Droid X, and 5 ways I miss my iPhone
A brief history of my love affair with iOS
Rails Performance Tricks and Treats, a presentation given to the Dallas Ruby Brigade