History Boxes
                       Aaron Straup Cope
            The Guardian, January 16 2009
Hi, my name is Aaron
Wax on, wax off
The Mirror Project
The Bubble
Real estate (on the web)
tcpdump is my API
Flickr
What have I learned?
Social means change
engineering threatens to quit   launch      GOTO 10
changes




Features are not “products”

                             ...
Data, not answers
The “Who Cares” Principle
FL(ENG/OPS)




MARSHMALLOW!!!

    BACON!!!
JavaScript



          PHP



 Perl
                 Java
Python

   Bash              C++
Community
        management


         JavaScript




           PHP




 Perl
                      Java
Python


    Ba...
uploadr
browser                 API                             browser



                                     www
 www  ...
Client



Application



                              Caching
 Caching




   Data                        Data




      ...
Things not shown
Deploy tools
Kill switches
The Fear
An unfortunate truth
“The worst part about PHP
 is that itʼs often the right
      tool for the job.”
Nubby bits
Black boxes
shake before use




“Reverse geocoding”
the
     “mastro”




Kill me now
Why am I telling you this?
News is social software
Communities of authority
10:15:10 PM Aaron Straup Cope: tomorrow, I will make
API methods

10:15:39 PM Paul Hammond: we should make something
on th...
The shape of content
“Histories of movement...”
“...that constitute place.”
Interpretation (client)




         Public API (application)



       Pattern Matching (caching)




             Editor...
Feeding the story
Thank you
http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2920083506
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yashh/2834617697/
http://www.aaronland.net/basem...
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  1. 1. History Boxes Aaron Straup Cope The Guardian, January 16 2009
  2. 2. Hi, my name is Aaron
  3. 3. Wax on, wax off
  4. 4. The Mirror Project
  5. 5. The Bubble
  6. 6. Real estate (on the web)
  7. 7. tcpdump is my API
  8. 8. Flickr
  9. 9. What have I learned?
  10. 10. Social means change
  11. 11. engineering threatens to quit launch GOTO 10 changes Features are not “products” time
  12. 12. Data, not answers
  13. 13. The “Who Cares” Principle
  14. 14. FL(ENG/OPS) MARSHMALLOW!!! BACON!!!
  15. 15. JavaScript PHP Perl Java Python Bash C++
  16. 16. Community management JavaScript PHP Perl Java Python Bash C++ No, really
  17. 17. uploadr browser API browser www www www memcached squid storage mysql search geo “feeders” image processing offline offline offline offline offline tasks tasks tasks tasks tasks
  18. 18. Client Application Caching Caching Data Data “Near Future”
  19. 19. Things not shown
  20. 20. Deploy tools
  21. 21. Kill switches
  22. 22. The Fear
  23. 23. An unfortunate truth
  24. 24. “The worst part about PHP is that itʼs often the right tool for the job.”
  25. 25. Nubby bits
  26. 26. Black boxes
  27. 27. shake before use “Reverse geocoding”
  28. 28. the “mastro” Kill me now
  29. 29. Why am I telling you this?
  30. 30. News is social software
  31. 31. Communities of authority
  32. 32. 10:15:10 PM Aaron Straup Cope: tomorrow, I will make API methods 10:15:39 PM Paul Hammond: we should make something on the site instead 10:15:46 PM Paul Hammond: api methods are cheating 10:16:13 PM Aaron Straup Cope: api methods are potentialities for the site Nubby bits
  33. 33. The shape of content
  34. 34. “Histories of movement...”
  35. 35. “...that constitute place.”
  36. 36. Interpretation (client) Public API (application) Pattern Matching (caching) Editorial (data) Reporting (near future) Quite possibly nonsense
  37. 37. Feeding the story
  38. 38. Thank you
  39. 39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2920083506 http://www.flickr.com/photos/yashh/2834617697/ http://www.aaronland.net/basementboy/ http://www.mirrorproject.com http://www.mirrorproject.com/by/artboy http://flickr.com/photos/straup/2413601449/ http://www.aaronland.info/nytimes/related/ http://code.flickr.com/blog/2008/10/30/the-shape-of-alpha/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevincollins/446759634/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/330500781 features are not “products” http://www.flickr.com/photos/norby/407620068/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/atc/103174228/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3190491518/ how it works http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3233781401/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/328341800/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/192184337/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wafer/2534333174/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/73244196/ choose your poison http://www.flickr.com/photos/revdancatt/370024049/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3178465288/ http://www.aaronland.info/talks/#where08 the mastro why am I telling you this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2362170408/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellan/2883459596/ my dinner with hamster http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3180283176/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3171285346/ http://rocketstrikes.iamnear.net/ quite possibly bullshit, really http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2368376951/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/381894147/

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