Developing a Web App

Here’s a blog devoted entirely to documenting the process of starting up a new Web Application. This comes from Carson Workshops, creators of DropSend, so they’ve done this once before. It’s an interesting read. I particularly like the sections on designing a logo.

The Mythical Man-Moth Strikes Again

I’ve stumbled across The Mythical Man-Month yet again. Well, okay, I guess this doesn’t really count since I got the link on Daring Fireball in reference to the previous article (my original Man Moth encounter).

The latest reference comes from Engineering Management Hacks: The BigBook Technique. I really liked this quote:

After failing to win several arguments on this point, the engineers became exasperated and decided to hold an intervention with the CEO. They each bought a copy of Brooks’ book, brought the CEO into a conference room, and stacked up the copies of the book, telling him, It is extremely urgent that you read this book. We’ve bought you many copies so that you might read it faster. They made their point.

A history of the Camino application icon

Interesting article about the process of modifying the Camino icon:

In continuation of my previous article on the history of the camino interface I thought it would be interesting to write a bit about the application icon. The visual point of recognition of every icon.

Via japser’s blog.

To Hell in a Handbasket

It’s everything I suspected and much worse.

USA Today has just come out with new details on the NSA’s domestic surveillance activities. What they don’t know is that they’ve stumbled across our old friend, TIA. I put some pieces together, and show that this story’s surface has barely been scratched.

Via Ars Technica.

The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data …

Via Washington – Top Stories.

On December 18 of last year, Congressman John Conyers Jr. (D., Mich.) introduced into the House of Representatives a resolution inviting it to form “a select committee to investigate the Administration’s intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment.

Via Harper’s Magazine.

“In Goss, Bush found the perfect hatchet man to take vengeance on a despised agency. Now Goss is gone, scandal looms — and the CIA is ruined.”

Via Salon.

Brown Sugar Cafe

I was staying at work late and decided to order some food from my favorite local Thai place, Brown Sugar Cafe. I checked out their website for the menu, and was once again amazed by how nice it looks. This is just a small local Thai restaurant, so it’s such a nice surprise that they have a really nice website.

Note: Unfortunately, checking under the hood reveals a host of table tags. Too bad really, because this site looks like it would be easy to redo with CSS/XHTML.