I’ve worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the years. I’ve liked most of them, been friends with a lot of them, and loved many of them. Cindy was definitely in the last category. Cindy Li and I became fast friends and co-conspirators while we both worked at AOL. We were on the… Continue reading My Friend Cindy Li
I sent this list out to yesterday’s RailsBridge students as next steps if the introductory class lit a fire and they want to learn more. And then I realized it’s a pretty good list, so I’ll share it here too! Local Savannah Things February’s RailsBridge The TechSAV Meetup Group Request an invite to the TechSAV… Continue reading For Further Learning… Web Development Style
We’re hiring! We’ve got a ton of work to do on an awesome new product and I need help! What am I looking for? Someone who “gets” working in a startup. You’ve got to understand the pressure involved and time required to launch something and the crazy stupid optimism to believe it will succeed (even… Continue reading Come Work With ME!
I spent this week at the W3C’s annual technical plenary, which is a week of “discussing” the future of the foundations and future of the web. I spent the first part of the week in the CSS Working Group discussing CSS3 features and CSS2.1 issues. Tuesday evening and Wednesday were spent in the AC meeting… Continue reading Web Standards’ Three Buckets of Pain
I’ve represented AOL on the CSS Working Group for over three years now, and I’ve always felt that I’m not able to give enough time to it, or help as much as I wanted to, because of my responsibilities in my “real” job. With recent blog posts by Ian Hickson and Fantasai, I think it’s… Continue reading The CSS Working Group and Me
I spent the first part of this week in Mountain View for a CSS Working Group meeting. Cindy and I tried to document the atrocities in a photographic manner, but Cindy did a much better job than I did. If you really feel like scarring your retinas, this’ll do the trick (it’s me doing the… Continue reading California, There I Went
I’m slowly getting better. I’m still congested, but at least I’m off the steroids. I’ve still got the awesome horse decongestants and I still sound pretty bad. But, at least I feel well enough to go to work and actually contribute.\ Today, I did a favor for my old manager and did training for some… Continue reading Slow Recovery
If you can wait until October, you should get Transcending CSS . Andy showed me some of it at WWW2006, and it’s really cool. There are only a few designery standardsy books I own, including the orange bible and Dan’s second book and The Zen of CSS Design. This one will join ’em on the… Continue reading Transcending CSS
Things at AOL are changing, and it feels great to be in the middle of it. Every day, it becomes more and more clear that a small number of people are driving gigantic changes all throughout the company, and I’m both honored and a little nervous to be considered part of that group. It makes… Continue reading AOL Is Fun Again!
The panel today went really well today. Bert showed of Cesar’s really cool Advanced Layout demo, Andy Clarke did a great presentation about the responsibility we have as web developers, and I did my CSS for Syndicated Content, which went pretty well. I got some good questions, and I don’t remember anyone walking out in… Continue reading Last Day and A Thought