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This is a brilliant remake of MySpace. I love how simple the design and how fast it loads. 34kb of Javascript sent over the wire and 33 of that is jQuery. Total page size including images, 350kb. It’s the stuff of dreams these days.

Back in the MySpace hey-day I liked Facebook more than MySpace for its clean and consistent design. But looking back with 20/20 hindsight I can’t help but think I was remiss. MySpace was quite a special site in a special period of the web. People that maybe wouldn’t ordinarily care about html or css were learning how to code them so they could customize their sites. Anything was possible.

A lot of whimsy has been removed from the web as people locking themselves into the big social networks. Maybe a site like MySpace/ is a happy medium between the wild-west/running your own server and total platform lock in.


Just past Shimoida station off the subway. Still blows my mind this is Yokohama. Nice 10k to round off the week and get my monthly goal kms in. 🏃🙌🏻

What if you made a service where each customer’s data was kept in their own sqlite.db? GDRP compliance would be as simple as “rm hoge.sqlite”, no mixing customer data, data exports easy peasy…

It is American Thanksgiving (well, in America, it’s the next day here in Japan) and Justin asked a good question in the Mega Maker Slack today and I wanted to share my answer publicly.

When it comes to tech or business, what are you most thankful for?

My answer:

Open source. Not just because there’s a bunch of high quality tools available for free (gratis), but that it shows that humans, no matter where they’re from or what they believe can work together for the greater good.

When I was first getting into programming windows ruled and the idea of being able to work using open source all day every day was still a bit for dreamers. Grateful that’s no longer the case.