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Scott Williams

Written by Scott Williams who lives and works in sunny Phoenix, AZ. Twitter is also a place.

Nice UI: Quora's Rich Text Editor

26 July, 2010

I just like the simplicity of it. I definitely plan on stealing that design some day. Taken from here.

Pretty Much the Best Headline Possible

26 July, 2010

Via the AV Club .

GMail & JavaScript

25 July, 2010

At the USENIX annual conference last month, Gmail engineer Adam de Boor surprised the audience by  noting  that the company’s Gmail service…

Nice Writing: Big Numbers

22 July, 2010

On people underestimating the power of exponential growth: “If a uranium nucleus emits two neutrons, both of which collide with other…

Actually AIM, No

22 July, 2010

This pops up every time I sign into Meebo now. Hey, AIM, I don’t use your crappy IM product for a reason. Harassing me further is only…

Insanely Useful Photo Reference on the iPhone

21 July, 2010

I’ve always enjoyed  Thom Hogan ’s site. He’s a great writer and shoots with Nikon cameras :-). I just found this neat little corner of his…

Bill Murray

20 July, 2010

Interview with GQ : Last question. I have to know, because I love this story and want it to be true. There have been stories about you…

Oh Thank Goodness

20 July, 2010

At long last someone has finally brought the plight of the  Sharktopus  to life. Thank you Syfy.

Things I Like: Twilio's UI

20 July, 2010

I will likely be using Twilio for SMS integration in future projects. What really sold me was this infographic that they used to…

Windows Phone 7

19 July, 2010

I’ve been thinking a bit about the impending  Windows Phone 7 . It looks like a pretty good start. When I first heard about it, my immediate…


16 July, 2010

The AVClub is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites to visit. One of their older articles talks about the various ways humanity is…

A Fancy Calendar Icon With Just CSS & HTML

15 July, 2010

I’m finally starting to realize just some of the really neat stuff you can accomplish with just HTML and CSS. Recently, I needed to make a…

Why I Got Rid of My iPhone 3G

15 July, 2010

Sure I could have written  a long, boring blog post  about it. Or I could have simply made a hilarious video demonstrating why. Just…

Development on Windows

14 July, 2010

This is why non-Microsoft software development on Windows kind of sucks. Every new and neat thing will always be treated as a second…

The Appropriate Level of Snark

14 July, 2010

I love a good PHP rant as much as anyone, and this one delivers : PHP performance is abysmal without caching. Does anyone sell a commercial…


12 July, 2010

I’ve been waiting for  Spotify  to come to the US for what feels like ages, especially since Apple killed off Lala.com (jerks). I suppose…

Neat Design - DesignFabulous's Android Phone

11 July, 2010

Like most design oriented blogs, I kind of doubt the feasibility of it all, especially when price is factored in, but I still think there…

The Many Ways to do WPF

11 July, 2010

From  Long Zheng I constantly have the feeling there is a million different way to achieve the same effect in WPF and everything you do is…


09 July, 2010

I haven’t even finished reading the whole article, but this is possibly the most poignant thing Bill Simmons has ever written. We are…

You Can Rent That?

09 July, 2010

Budgets Are Sexy : The average price of a casket alone is $2,000 and can run upwards of $10,000 for a really nice one. Rather than spending…