The Pummeling Pages

The Pummeling Pages: I’d like to think so. If you’re appealing to readers, remember that you’re appealing to people who like reading black-and-white words on a page, more-or-less.

Because for now it’s insane. Presenting good articles in the hope of attracting readers, and then making the site do everything it can to shoo away those readers, is plumb nuts.

[I’ve said this for years in my previous gig. I did not have a large impact.]

Amazon will take over Android app distribution

Amazon will take over Android app distribution – One of the biggest draws to the Android platform, the “open” Android Market, has just been sidestepped and made largely irrelevant for tablets. If the Fire sells anywhere near its target volumes, Amazon has hijacked the Android app retail channel for the long term: most sales of Android tablet software will be through the Amazon Appstore, and if your app isn’t there, it’s effectively invisible to the Android tablet userbase.

[I can’t wait to see what happens next. I need some popcorn…]

Simple RedisToGo connection

I did this many times before, but it keeps cropping up (I’m not at all sure why.) Here it is…

require 'rubygems'
require 'uri'
require 'redis'

#RedisToGo gives you the "redis://" uri.
uri = URI.parse('redis://username:password@host:1234/')
unless uri.nil?
  p uri.port
  p uri.password
  p '---'
  r = =>, :port => uri.port, :password => uri.password, :thread_safe => true)


Writing: Communication skills are so important in life. The investment I’ve made in my communication skills over the past eight years is paying huge dividends for me now. I want to help my kids make the same investment, just much earlier in life. I know it will come in handy and I know it will be a great source of pleasure for them thoughout their life.

[We’re trying to help Noah get this as well.]
Source: A VC