Seth Godin: Upside vs. downside. If he keeps doing these posts, I might actually Permission Marketing (currently on my shelf)

Here’s a rule that’s so inevitable that it’s almost a law: As an organization grows and succeeds, it sows the seeds of its own demise by getting boring. With more to lose and more people to lose it, meetings and policies become more about avoiding risk than providing joy.

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New Webkit Nightly Build Makes Debugging In Safari, etc. Almost as Easy as FF & Firebug

If you are a web developer that does heavy CSS / Javascript, you have to check out the latest Inspector from the webkit team, its pretty close to the power of firebug.


its still Beta quality (its only in the nightly builds), and as far as I don’t know it doesn’t have a plugin architecture like Firebug. But the bones of it is there:


Element inspector, CSS display, CSS Editing editing selectors, adding new , live html editing, deleting elements etc.


A lot of the features were there before, but were not as user-friendly or discoverable. And of course you get the standard Javascript debugging with breakpoints and console, etc.

Read about the improvements here:


Get WebKit here:


C’mon Microsoft, step up your game, IE is way behind the pack here.


if it wasn’t for their market share, I would refuse to support IE.

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WordPress’ New “Press It” and iPhone App are Great for Mo-Blogging

Press It WordPress Codex.

This bookmarklet combined with the iphone client wordpress just released in the AppStore makes for a decent moblogging experience from the iphone. The only way to make it better is to have a bookmarket that opens the quickppst in the native client instead of the web app. The web app is not functional on the iPhone at least in it’s default config, so I had to save the post on the web, and edit from the client. Still not a bad experience, especially over wifi.

Edit: Apparently the native iphone wordpress app is unable to handle certain special characters. When trying to save I just get a “Communication Error” and something about my post not being well formed (shoulda used that new screen cap capability of iPhone 2.0) I am unsure which of the following killed it but I removed ” : ‘ to get it to work (and it did). I will make some edits to an old post to see what breaks.