Want to be more disciplined?

by on August 17, 2014


I love this quote from the founder of Dropbox, Drew Houston:

The hardest-working people don’t work hard because they’re disciplined. They work hard because working on an exciting problem is fun.

Want to be more disciplined? How about finding something you truly care about instead?

Prision

by Josh Fraser on August 14, 2014


I've written before about the injustice of our prison system in the United States. I continue to be horrified by the racism and unfairness shown in the enforcement of our laws. The deprivation of anyone's liberty is not something that should be taken ...

Introducing my latest startup, Forage

by Josh Fraser 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 ...

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 ...