IÃ×e been talking (and hyping) Rails for so long that itÃÔ all wierd to finally have it out in the open. Mind you, weÃÓe still not talking about a 1.0 release, but the package currently on offer is still something IÃÎ very comfortable to share with the world. Undoubtedly, there could be more documentation and more examples, but Real Artists Ship and this piece will grow in public. Enjoy Rails!
We’re just not thinking about this hard enough:
A “propulsive” virtual coin that gains value the further you move away from the location you bought it.
A “karmic” virtual coin that gains value when you behave ethically.
An “anti-depressant” virtual coin that gains value when mood analysis concludes you’re feeling unhappy.
An “extrovert” virtual coin that’s more valuable the more removed you’re from the person you’re trading with, via network analysis.
An “intimate” virtual coin that’s more valuable the closer you’re to the person you’re trading with, via network analysis
Annotate rather than filter. Filters at the producer level bake in assumptions about what the downstream services care about. Example is public vs private links. Filtering private links out of the stream means that services interested in private links won’t get the links they need. Instead, annotate an event with the fact that a link is either private or public and let services operate only on the kind of events they care about.
Avoiding burnout is difficult to write about, because the basic premise is obnoxious. Burnout is a rich man’s game. Rice farmers don’t get burned out and spend long afternoons thinking about whether to switch to sorghum. Most people don’t have the luxury of thinking about their lives in those terms. But at the rarefied socioeconomic heights of computerland, it’s true that if you run a popular project by yourself for a long time, there’s a high risk that it will wear you out.
I see my role much like a small-town praire banker in the 1880’s. My job is to project an aura of calm, solvency, and permanence in an industry where none of those adjectives applies.
every time someone visits News Feed there are on average 1,5001 potential stories from friends, people they follow and Pages for them to see, and most people don’t have enough time to see them all. These stories include everything from wedding photos posted by a best friend, to an acquaintance checking in to a restaurant.