No time like the present. November’s the month.
This ought to be interesting. My daily tally will be below the fold on this post.
Dr. Robert Ivker: ‘Love Your Nose’ – A Holistic Approach to Sinusitis Treatment is a pretty terrible title, but a pretty great resource. Just following one element of the strategy (the garlic pills) fixed up a sinus infection for me in record time last month. I was already eating Paleo, and I did also load up on the probiotics for immune support, but the garlic was the obvious kicker.
And when I say record time, I know whereof I speak. Last year’s sinus infection was four months long. I eventually gave up on the industrial-strength antibiotics, because they were mostly just killing off everything good in my gut. (And boy, was that fun.)
The BioLite CampStove is a brilliant idea. Burning some little sticks will cook your food and charge your phone (or other USB device) all in one shot. Nice.
I’d love to own one, but most of the time, I wouldn’t be able to use it here in Colorado (or New Mexico, or Utah, or all our other desert-type neighbors). Fire bans, and all. If we were move someplace wetter, though, I’d be all over this.
UPDATE A subsequent update fixed the problem. Or at least didn’t re-create the problem.
HP software update 2.10 came out recently for Lion and Mountain Lion, and causes apps to crash when you try to print. If this is happening to you, here’s what to do about it.
(You’ll need to provide authorization, either with
sudo or by giving an administrator password to Finder.)
There is no step 2.
Programmable Web just posted a really nice list of 10 reasons why your API sucks. Or doesn’t, depending on how good your documentation and developer experience (DX? Do we really need another bullshit acronym, people?) are. The post also links to their own list of 5 attributes of a great API. Definitely check out the presentation slides in that post.
Note that a number of the bad things (unexpected and undocumented releases, poor developer experience, inadequate support, and poor documentation) and good things (provide great developer support) are documentation-related. How surprising. Yet another bunch of reasons you should add a good writer to your development team.
I’ve had a few discussions recently about the value a technical writer can bring to an organization. Unsurprisingly, given what I do for a living, the discussions have centered around the value a very technical writer brings to the table.
Clearly, it’s time to write some of this down.
So Good: Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind | PBS Digital Studios (by pbsdigitalstudios)
(Via BMD Love Blog)
Seth Godin makes an apt analogy about how things go fascinatingly wrong when wetware (now there’s a term I haven’t thought about in years) gets involved:
That’s one reason why the web is so fascinating–it’s a collision between the analytic world of code and wet world of people.
No software design survives a collision with the user.
Dr. Terry Wahls’ TEDx Iowa City presentation is the best TED talk ever. Take 18 minutes out of your life to watch; you won’t regret it.
“Between the unexpected, unpleasant events in our lives and our response to those events is a space, and in that space we have a choice in deciding what our response will be. We can either give up or get up each day and do our best.”