It’s unfortunate that a ‘climate of sensitivity’ was enforced so heavy-handedly. It’s unfortunate so many other players had to get involved to re-establish common sense. Especially at a campus that – at least when I was there – had gun lockers in the dorms for students. I trust the administration and police will be more sensitive in the future.
Bottoms up product management
“Much of what made Twitter useful in the first place – Hashtags, @user and many other little Twitter specific conventions are hacks that were first adopted by users because Twitter didn’t support several key functions like groups or addressing a note to a specific user. Twitter has made the colossal mistake of trying to integrate these workarounds into the base DNA of their service.” – Ross Rader
My Favorite Sentences of the Day
A Sure Sign of Goodness
I just notice two things:
- I haven’t written here in a while
- My browsers’ URL autocomplete for ‘garr’ defaults to the sub-domain of a mostly unannounced project I’m very excited about.
Less Anger and Garlic
“You can try them out on their website or if you have NotePad just make an HTML page and put like a big textarea in it and that will give you a taste of what [they] do.” – Joel Spolsky
On a related note – my next project is targeting left-handed squirrels.
“You are not in charge of what your users do.” – Joel Spolsky
how to install fontforge on os x lion
After losing the fight with a native build-from-source multiple times, my currently recommended method of installing fontforge on the Mac OS X Lion is:
brew install fontforge
sudo brew link fontforge
Update: 23 January 2012
Austin Sabel emailed, “I was having trouble getting an old cairo font document working in Lion. This saved me. However I ran into a few problems that it looks like some other users had too. The default compiler causes an error while installing fontforge on os x Lion 10.7.2. If you change the install command to the following command it will installed without throwing an error.”
brew install fontforge --use-gcc