Archive for the 'Folklore' Category

How MarsEdit Was Named

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

For those who don’t know the history, MarsEdit didn’t originate here at Red Sweater. I acquired the software from Newsgator in early 2007 (wow, coming up on 5 years!), and it had been developed originally by Brent Simmons as a feature of NetNewsWire. Brent told me at one point that it was called MarsEdit, because […]

Must Be Nice

Friday, February 25th, 2011

I just read a piece by Mike Monteiro of Mule Design, mostly about choosing clients who you can stand behind, but hinging on an anecdote about interviewing a prospective employee: I asked him if he agreed with how they made their money. He replied in the negative — he’d just done the design. I told […]

Ask For Help

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

When I first started working at Apple, I was 18 years old. I was going to school at UC Santa Cruz and studying to be a computer programmer. Like my dad. I was lucky to end up as a Quality Assurance tester inside a software development group at Apple. I worked for the Software Update […]

Before Google

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

On a whim today I tried to figure out what the oldest pages are on the internet that mention the names of Google’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. In particular, I wanted to find out what information Google’s founders left on the internet before they had the notion to index it all. This pursuit […]