It appears to be official, tax-related LLC correspondence from California's State Department, which could be expected this time of year. It's got something that looks like the State seal in the upper-left corner. It's got our CA LLC Number, and looks just like the standard CA forms we periodically receive.
I was about to get out our checkbook to deal with it, when I wondered about that $228 number. I'd researched CA LLCs before we started the company, and thought the only ongoing fee is an $800 annual tax. A quick Google search for "CA Annual Review Board" revealed the scam on Yelp and elsewhere.
We'd been using Subversion thus far (Hosted Projects for our products and Google Code for our open source), and were perfectly satisfied with it, but we just plain got the git religion so a move was inevitable. Here's what's there for hacking:
Admittedly, the three of us that make up nb.io are pretty geeky. We like to geek out about technology, gadgets, sports climbing, and especially, breakfast.
When I wake up each morning, I’m thinking about a few things: coffee, food, a shower, what time I need to leave to meet up for the workday.
Coffee and a shower? Easy. I set up my teapot before I get in the shower and five minutes later I can make a french press of Blue Bottle and sip on it while I catch up on feeds or email.
Historically, the least predictable part of my routine was breakfast. I’d get sick of eating the same thing every day. Eggs, bacon, french toast, pancakes? Yum, but who has time for that? Cereal? Boring. Hot oatmeal with fresh fruit, raisins, nuts? Now we’re talking.
That’s where the Zojirushi rice cooker comes in. Probably the best gadget for keeping us eating healthy breakfasts regularly, we all have one. We’ve agreed that whomever is hosting the workday sets up steel cut oatmeal in their cooker to be ready when we arrive. It brings a whole new meaning to the term “breakfast meeting.”
How do you encourage lively discussion and punctuality in your workspace early in the morning?
Hot on the heels of the release of Ruby 1.9.1 RC1 (faster! less suck! tastier interpreter!) comes a quick and easy set of instructions for building and installing it on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Sweet! I'll be dropping Ruby 1.9.1 RC1 onto my laptop right away.
Randy just took the wraps off an updated, fully baked version of CSSHttpRequest (CHR), which now has encoders for Python, Ruby and PHP, and works in all modern web browsers.
What eventually became CSSHttpRequest needed to be:
Simple: no need for proxy code on the host server, so that any site could implement a web mashup with any web service that implements CHR
Secure: no execution of untrusted JS code, nor leaking of cookies from the primary (host) site
Robust: must work the same way on all modern web browsers (IE6+, Firefox 2+, Safari 2+)
Capable of sending and receiving reasonably large amounts of data (~2KB send, unlimited receive)
Today's release addresses these requirements—Happy Holidays from nb.io!
“In the past, you might have used one site to come up with a slick web address that uses a fancy top-level domain, and then another one to see whether your new creation is available. Domainr condenses the whole process into one step.”
“What this site does, then, is let you explore all these sites that have strayed from the conventional domain names format along with the traditional ones. This elastic search tool also intends to provide a comprehensive overview of websites, as it covers both top-level domains and those who might not be that popular or attract that much traffic.”