Author Archives: paulschreiber
Today, Hillary Clinton announced that she’s running for president. She also launched a new website. Over the next year, political pundits will spend far too much time dissecting the horse race, scandals (real or imagined), the electoral college and more … Continue reading
“It’s not the premier of Ontario’s job — especially Kathleen Wynne — to tell parents what’s age-appropriate for their children.” —Monte McNaughton “What is it that especially disqualifies me for the job that I’m doing? Is it that I’m a … Continue reading
Jobs’s taste for merciless criticism was notorious; Ive recalled that, years ago, after seeing colleagues crushed, he protested. Jobs replied, “Why would you be vague?,” arguing that ambiguity was a form of selfishness: “You don’t care about how they feel! … Continue reading
Sometimes indepenence isn’t enough. Want to make sure folks know you’re not a member of a political party? Here are 74 ways people have done this: Do not wish to specify dont have one Dont have one. dont know dont … Continue reading
Be careful when you give people a freeform text field. They’ll get creative. Here are 28 — yes, 28 — ways people spelled “independent”: endapendent IDEPENDENT Ind. Indenpent indepant Indepdendent Indepedent indepenant Independance Independanr Independence Independent independiant independient independnt Indepenent indepent Indepentant … Continue reading
Not only are they suggesting MySpace as something you might use: …but $10 gets you a whopping 100 MB.
If you run any sort of text messaging service, you’ll have to process unsubscribe requests. The standard such messages is “STOP.” To make things easier for customers, in addition to “stop”, I wrote code that also looked for “unsubscribe”, “quit”, “cancel”, … Continue reading
Clay Shirky’s essay on Amazon and the book industry is so full of great lines, it’s hard to pick just one. The fact that any bookseller ever “runs out” of a book is now ridiculous. In the twenty-first century, not … Continue reading
Easily check the status of your service request without going through the clunky website or fighting a CAPTCHA: NYC 311. This works best with a plugin like JSONView.