web programs end up better

Jeff Atwood said any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript. Writing Photoshop, Word, or Excel in JavaScript makes zero engineering sense, but it’s inevitable. It will happen. In fact, it’s already happening. Just look around you. As a software developer, I am happiest writing software that gets used. […]

the notice-and-takedown graylist

If the owner of a copyright doesn’t care to commercially exploit their work, they won’t cover the ongoing expenses to police infringements by submitting takedown requests. There is basically a blacklist of works whose copyrights are valuable enough to cover the bill for submitting takedown requests. This blacklist is self maintaining – there doesn’t need […]