The New Yorker
Migration to WordPress, re-platform, redesign, and all whole bunch of loose strings. More in the works.
Joined The New Yorker
New role as Product Engineering Director for The New Yorker
New Yorker Quotes
Checks hourly for Quotes within The New Yorker, and made available via the wonders of Tumblr and Twitter. PHP + YQL + OAuth + Tumblr/Twitter API
The future is almost upon us - where is our hoverboard?
Romney Unlikes (2012)
An amazing phenomena to observe - rare to see a Facebook page with critical mass of users and observable stream of Unlikes as people move on.
Clear any web page of almost everything - except the text. Drag the bookmarklet (below) to your Bookmarks Bar.
Quartz, launching later this year, is a new kind of business news venture for the new global economy.
NYT Crossword Search
A simple dynamic search across 15 years (432,205 to be exact) of NYTimes crossword clues
The Deck (2011)
"Collect and share your favorite web videos and watch them anywhere."
Mini-web app using JSON with text preview (Readability) of Hacker News website - regenerated every hour
The Last Word
The last line of the last paragraph. Plays with Dropbox and NYTimes json feeds.
Talk: Nose to Tail
A presentation on unknown & obscure public data sources on NYTimes.com for their Hack Day
(On hiatus) An continuous snapshot archive of the Seattle sky throughout the day, every day
Ochs focuses on a less-is-more approach to NYTimes.com with new layout, UI, and treatments.
Prototype of a iPad web app for full content, multiple source, reading application. Public demo is limited to Guardian content.
Originally built for NYTimes.com, it is now packaged into a Chrome extension so you can share and highlight passages on any web page.
A prototype slideshow providing showing full sized photos from the Times. Optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop.
The most fun is @nytalerts - just follow it, it will DM breaking NYT alerts which most clients notify you of immediately.
Pinned Site with Internet Explorer 9 (2011)
The new IE9 allows you to pin your website to the Task Bar. I covered a simple implementation for the NYTimes. Developed on an iPad.
A dynamic and flexible way to deep-link and highlight content.
LENS - Blog Posts
A HTML5 alternative to Flash on Blog Post pages for MobileSafari (and any other browser too). It also adds linking to individual slides using URL hash.
Two extensions, News updates and Breaking News, were built ahead of the launch of Apples extension gallery.
2.0 & Hack Day (2010)
A series of talks by industry leaders, Twitter, Bitly, Facebook to Yahoo Research and our very own Hack Day.
Kittens make every web page better! Money back guarantee or your money back.
Gmail Gadget (2009)
The TimesPeople gadget can be used to show the general feed of actions happening across NYTimes, or you can specify your own activity feed and see what your friends are up to.
T Magazine Video (2009)
Video page for to Magazine, with listings and player using Brightcove API
A continuous stream of the latest articles and blog posts published on NYTimes.com.
Boxee Demo (2009)
A demo app on Boxee using Times video content.
Don't ask how or why but I started a Facebook Fan page for Megatron - then neglected it. It has over followers. No idea how.
A fun but short-lived experiment to provide NYTimes specific short URLs. It included a simple API and Bookmarklet.
A simpler way to show and embed your favorite Seller's items from etsy.com.
A way to recommend and share articles, videos, slideshows, and more with friends and readers. The service was discontinued by the NYT in 2011.
Travel Redesign (2006)
A complete redesign and rethink of the Travel section, adding tens-of-thousands of Guides, Venues & more.
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