Premature optimization is the root of all evil

web That's a quote from Dare Obasanjo at Microsoft who worked on the MSN Spaces project.

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Web Design Patterns

web I must have missed this when it was first published over a year ago. Ryan Singer from 37Signals published a paper called: An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design.

Ryan provides a pattern for designing user interfaces, it is not about software design patterns as you might expect.

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Agile Software Development with Jason Fried

misc I don't listen to podcasts regularly - only when I see one that looks interesting, or someone points me to one. My brother Steve pointed me this IT Conversations podcast with Jason Fried of 37 Signals, on Lessons learned while building basecamp.

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Shell Script for backpack todo lists

apple linux I whipped up this shell script for adding items to your backpack todo list. I've tested this on Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger) but it should work on any mac, and most unix operating systems if your using a bash shell.

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Designing from the outside in

misc The O'Reilly Radar has an entry Designing from the outside in - the design philosophy of 37 Signals - the design firm that created the BaseCamp Project Management suite.

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did you hack my cf?