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The Stephensons

Friday 15 November 2013

I don’t know anything about sport, but I do know quite a bit about trying to deal with dates and times programatically. This video features the Stephensons - a wife and husband team who single-handedly created the major league baseball schedule for 25 years.

In the opening section they talk about the impossible requirements. It’s a beautiful reminder that computers aren’t always the answer, and even when they can do the impossible, you don’t end up with a human story.

MailMate crowd funding campaign

Thursday 14 November 2013

Most email clients suck. If you use a Mac and you care about sending standards-compliant emails using a fast and robust native OS X-only application, then I urge you to look at MailMate. I’ve been using it for years, and it never misses a beat.

It’s a one-man-show, and the developer needs help in order to continue working on MailMate. Check out the crowd funding campaign page.

Next train

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Oh. Okay then.