Posts from June 2007

More like Basho; Less like Tolstoy

No real comment to this post. Just the title.
I came up with that in the shower, as a way to describe my coding goals.
That’s all.

28 June 2007 @ 6pm


Subtle. Refined. Boring.

Just kidding about the “boring.” I think.
I’ve been working on the main page of for the last week or two, and I had been playing with a new, blue palette. I guess I was inspired in part by the good folks at nclud, but it was a departure from my standard palette of […]

19 June 2007 @ 12pm



Some insight from Shaun …
Whatever you decide to do for a living, decide to love God more than yourself, love the poor and the sick and the hopeless more than your own happiness, love the intern as much as the boss, love your kids more than a promotion, love your wife more than your laptop. […]


I re-did’s page, since I hadn’t touched the main code base in about two years or so. When I looked at it the other day, I was surprised at how antiquated my CSS techniques had been. I mean, they were appropriate for the time, but a lot’s happened since then — both in CSS […]

Thank you, WP-o-Matic!

I was wondering how to syndicate multiple feeds. You know, pull the PearBudget feed, the Nymsy feed, etc.
It looks like the brilliant WP-o-Matic is just what I was looking for. Thank you, Guillermo Rauch!
The only downside is that, if you’re just joining us, you’ll have missed the now-buried post with the kittens-as-target-practice photo.

WSJ blurb

The Wall Street Journal featured an article on free budget programs on the web, and included PearBudget in the writeup. Here’s the relevant bit about PearBudget:

Budgets are like diets: easy to start and even easier to quit. But a growing number of free programs available on the Web are giving people the chance to play […]


Tax time is coming. Although this doesn’t have much to do with PearBudget, per se, everyone has to deal with personal taxes, and I thought I’d throw up a quick note that might help you out.
First off, I have nothing but good things to say about H&R Block’s TaxCut software. They’ve done a terrific job […]

Work Music

A quick note. Just wanted to mention two bands that I’m loving right now. If you’re into The Postal Service (or other IDM / indietronica / armchair techno / glitch artists), you’d do well to check them out. Emancipator. The Philippians.

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Debt Free Girl

Debt Free Girl is a blog from a woman working to get out of more than $15,000 in credit card debt, using PearBudget as one of her main tools. She just started her blog, so she has a ways to go to pay that down.
In this post, she assesses her January spending and — like […]

How to get your Web 2.0 application onto an iPhone

Notice something funny about the iPhone above? Look in the bottom-right of the block of programs. Yes, my friends. I’m proud to announce that PearBudget is going to be on the new iPhone.
Or not.
Apple is, apparently, going to be tightly controlling the programs that can be added onto the iPhone. I can understand that. But […]

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