Don't Waste 1 Hour on eTags

eTags are awesome! They speed up the browsing experience considerably for apps where users tend to revisit the same pages many times during a browsing session. And rails 4 has them by default.

When I ran ZipZoomAuto, we implemented eTags for our vehicle pricing mobile app site. That plus a

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The Road To Despotism

Originally published more than 9 years ago. Thank you web.archive.org!

First, Habeas Corpus.

Second, The Fifth Amendment?

Third, insertalibertyrightorsomeformoffreedom_here

In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think

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End & Means

Originally published more than 9 years ago. Thank you web.archive.org!

Do the ends justify the means?

Some would say never. I sometimes lean towards that answer too, but as this video demonstrates, maybe, in some cases, they do.

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Gates #2. Guess who's #1

Originally published more than 9 years ago. Thank you web.archive.org!

Quoting from slashdot:

A number of readers made sure we know that Bill Gates is apparently no longer the world’s richest person. His wealth, estimated currently at $59.2 billion, has been surpassed by that of Mexican

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Once

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Caramel, now Once. It looks like this summer is going to be theatrically exciting.

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Family Owned Since...

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Wow! A penalty system! What was I thinking? Now (2015) I would replace that bit with a reward system instead and drop the profit sharing modification thing.

It’s almost inescapable right?

I’ve been thinking a lot

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Living

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Which would you accept?

A doctrine that explains the world in simple and dualistic terms. That eases and limits one’s thought process by explaining how things are and how things should be. That sets in concrete the

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