Just a quick, fun anecdote today.
It’s nothing original. There are lots of examples out there in the wild. On the surface, that post is just a raindrop in that information ocean called the Internet.
However, the day after I posted it, I received this note from the CTO of a technology company in South Africa:
I stumbled across your mod-rewrite script on your blog and wanted to ask if it is okay to use it on our site - I think this is so far the best solution I have come across.
Flattery will get you anywhere! The e-mail continues:
One question: We have two mobi-sites (m.domain.com which is jQueryMobile and mo.domain.com which is standard HTML/CSS) - in our case I would really like to route certain requests (especially BlackBerry and Symbian) to our mo.domain.com site. How do you suggest this could be achieved?
A sent back a quick response yesterday with the following recipe (with obvious caveats):
And got this response today:
This is awesome - we just put it on our site and your changes work like a charm! Thanks again for your very helpful article and prompt help.
If only saving the world were so easy. :)
Okay, so what’s the point? Well, just to underscore what’s been said before, often quite eloquently, that the first step toward building a better, more open Web – for journalism, for education, for cinema, for just about everything – is to #ShowYourWork.
It’s really that simple.