App Loader

UPDATE 2015-12-17: Dave has moved on to Electron so I’ve discontinued this project. Yesterday Dave Winer requested on his website Let’s make nw.js easy to start up and he asked for a simple app that he could use to bootstrap nw.js apps. Here is my attempt at a solution: Source on Github NW.js package OSX…

Uncertainty about death

I feel like I dodged a bullet today. Back in May, I found out that my application for life insurance, both personally and for “Key Man” life insurance at work, were denied. I wasn’t completely shocked since two years ago I had heart surgery to repair a prolapsed mitral valve. They said that if I…

What is rssCloud?

Jeffrey Kishner asks: I don’t understand what rssCloud does. Is it related to River? Back in the RSS 2.0 spec, Dave Winer documented a cloud element which is used to point to an rssCloud server for real time updates about a feed changing. Typically feed readers poll a feed periodically to see if it’s changed….

Rebooting rssCloud

I recently built an rssCloud Server implementation in node.js It’s open source, MIT licensed and available on GitHub. I have a copy of it running live at rpc.rsscloud.io:5337. I’m hoping to get folks to poke it and help me make it more stable. Since it’s hard to test an rssCloud server without data flowing through…

Will this make me feel better tomorrow?

I came home for lunch today and I feel like crap. I feel stressed and tired most of the time. I shouldn’t though. Since the end of December I’ve been doing yoga 2-3 times a week. Even though I have an 8-month old daughter I actually sleep pretty well. My job does stress me out…