December 2019 Archives

Supporting Old Software

Basecamp has this really unique policy for their software called Until the End of the Internet. It reads, in part: The day you become a Basecamp customer you can trust that Basecamp will be around. In the event that the Basecamp product you’re using enters a legacy phase you’ll be free to keep using it as-is indefinitely, assuming you continue to abide by our terms of service and keep your subscription active. Co-Founder David Heinemeier Hansson wrote a post about this policy several years back,… Continue reading

12/23/19

Record Sales + 22″ Snow = (Some) Chaos

Typically, Cyber Monday falls a week earlier than this year, in late November instead of on December 2nd. Typically, the big snowstorms in upstate New York are in January, February, and early March. And typically, we’re never allowed to discount the very popular Rupes Polishers. This year was not typical. All three of those things happened, and it created a level of chaos that we haven’t seen in a while. First, the good: by Rupes allowing their popular-but-pricey polishers to be discounted on Black Friday… Continue reading

12/6/19

Improved Site Search

After completing my site improvements recently, there was one thing that I realized I still wanted to fix. If you searched the site – currently only available on the Archives page – you’d be brought to a Google site search. The reason for this is that in addition to the 816 WordPress posts that I’ve published, I have an additional 296 that were published via Blogger and were migrated from SportsLizard.com over to this site in 2007. It seemed as though the easiest way to… Continue reading

12/2/19