Introducing my latest startup, Forage

by on July 31, 2014


I’ve always hated going to the grocery store. It’s such a pain to figure out what to make, how to get to the store and then find everything I need. I’m sick of throwing away food that I don’t eat in time. And why do I need to buy a $8 container of cumin when I only need 1 tsp!?!

I’m stoked to finally share what I’ve been working on for the last few months. Today we’re launching Forage — delicious meals that you can cook at home in 20 mins or less. All the ingredients are pre-measured so you can explore new types of dishes without all the waste.

I’d love to have you check it out. If nothing else, sign up to take advantage of some free food!

Inalienable rights

by Josh Fraser on July 7, 2014


When I visited Hiroshima and the Peace museum there, I was blown away by the forgiveness exhibited by the Japanese people. Walking around that museum was one of the most moving experiences of my life. We called it the "cry museum". There's something ...

The security hole I found on Amazon.com

by Josh Fraser on June 6, 2014


I found a security hole on Amazon last August. While looking at their HTTP headers, I happened to notice that the entire amazon.com domain was susceptible to clickjacking attacks. If I could trick you into clicking anywhere on a webpage I controlled, ...

Habits > Willpower

by Josh Fraser on April 24, 2014


In the book The Willpower Instinct, Kelly McGonigal explains how your willpower is just like any other muscle. It gets tired. If you're relying on your willpower to make the changes you want in your life, you're likely going to fail. In the book Foodist, ...

Taking a peek inside __VIEWSTATE

by Josh Fraser on February 13, 2014


If you've ever viewed-source on a website that uses Microsoft technology like ASP or .NET, you may have noticed a massive blob of unintelligible text stored in a input field called __VIEWSTATE. What you're seeing is actually a bunch of Base64 encoded ...

Pinterest’s 25 edge cases

by Josh Fraser on August 13, 2013


I was snooping around the JavaScript that Pinterest uses for their "Pin It" button. No real reason. I'm just nosy. Most of the code is what you would expect, but what jumped out at me were the 25 websites that get special treatment. In fact, ...

The big choices in life

by Josh Fraser on July 31, 2013


A great quote from Steve Jobs: Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these ...

Lest we forget…

by Josh Fraser on June 20, 2013


The United States Bill of Rights is a remarkable document. Our founding fathers had incredible foresight about the need to limit the power of government and protect our rights of liberty. In recent years, many of these amendments have been under attack ...

Update on a few of my open source projects

by Josh Fraser on June 4, 2013


I've been trying to do some cleanup and reorganization of my various open source projects. I regularly get emails asking for help or gently reminding me that one of my projects needs updating. The truth is, most of my projects have been horribly neglected ...

Learn to code

by Josh Fraser on February 26, 2013


The team at code.org published a terrific video encouraging people to learn to code. It features some of the biggest names in our industry and it does a great job at explaining why programming skills are so important in this day and age. They want ...