Miguel : WTF, Is the server running locally and accepting connections on Unix domain socket "/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432"? -
This saves me tons of time every time I can’t start postgres.
A protip by miguelperez about postgres, server, and socket.
EVERY STORY HAS A NAME
FiftyThree’s story began with Paper. What began with three guys building an app out of a New York City apartment has gone on to become one of the most celebrated applications on iOS, defining mobile creativity and winning Apple’s 2012 iPad App of the Year. Paper embodied our belief that technology should support the human need to create. It’s a beautifully simple app that lets anyone capture their ideas and share them over the web. For millions of creators around the world, Paper is where they call home for their ideas—100 million, in fact, over the last two years. Paper has come to represent endless creative potential, and we couldn’t have asked for a better beginning to our story.
Stories have twists.
So it came as a surprise when we learned on January 30th with everyone else that Facebook was announcing an app with the same name—Paper. Not only were we confused but so were our customers (twitter) and press (1,2,3,4). Was this the same Paper? Nope. Had FiftyThree been acquired? Definitely not. Then, what’s going on?
We reached out to Facebook about the confusion their app was creating, and they apologized for not contacting us sooner. But an earnest apology should come with a remedy.
Stories reveal character.
There’s a simple fix here. We think Facebook can apply the same degree of thought they put into the app into building a brand name of their own. An app about stories shouldn’t start with someone else’s story. Facebook should stop using our brand name.
On a personal level we have many ties to Facebook. Many friends, former students and colleagues are doing good work at Facebook. One of Facebook’s board members is an investor in FiftyThree. We’re a Facebook developer, and Paper supports sharing to Facebook where close to 500,000 original pages have been shared. Connections run deep.
What will Facebook’s story be? Will they be the corporate giant who bullies their developers? Or be agile, recognize a mistake, and fix it? Is it “Move fast and break things” or “Move fast and make things”?
We’re all storytellers. And we show care for each other by caring for our stories. Thanks for supporting us.
Co-Founder and CEO
In Your Own Words -
Welcome to 2014, Everyone! I hope everyone’s holidays were merry and bright!
Now, I know back in OCTOBER (geez!) I said we’d be posting copies of the wonderful things you typed up during our summertime event, but…
First, NaNoWriMo happened. Do you know about NaNo? NaNoWriMo stands for…
I just ran across this image of a dessicated earth, with all the water in the world (oceans, ice caps, groundwater, lakes, clouds — everything!) sucked up and collected into that little blue sphere. (The picture was made by the USGS — specifically Howard Perlman, Jack Cook, and Adam Nieman). That main bubble is 860 miles in diameter - and if it burst, it would flood the contiguous United States to a depth of 107 miles.
The medium sized sphere is all liquid fresh water. 99% of it is trapped in the ground where it’s hard to reach.
The tiny speck above Atlanta, Georgia is the fresh water in lakes and streams. That’s the water we all rely on.
If you posted the most incredible story — literally, the most incredible story that has ever been told since people have had the ability to tell stories, it will never, ever get as many hits as a video of a cat with a moustache. — Nate DiMeo talks to Stan Alcorn about why audio rarely goes viral. (via wnycradiolab)
We Need Planetary Science