A night in Cambridge

We made some small changes to our website this weekend. Thanks to everyone for the feedback. Please keep the comments coming.

We are back to work tonight after taking a short, 3 hour break to enjoy Memorial Day in Boston. Adam, Bryan, Drew and I were all sitting at our desks hacking away when I ran into a small JavaScript problem with one of the forms on our site. One of the good things about our working environment is that there are always at least four really good minds in the room to tackle any problem.

Me: “Can anybody tell me why this form is submitting, even though I’ve returned false?”

Adam: “I bet that I can solve it in one minute.”

Me: “One minute? Go ahead.” (Adam takes over command of my workstation)

Me: “Good luck figuring that out in one minute. You don’t even know the .js and .php file names.”

Adam: “Tell me them, then I’ll solve it in one minute.”

(I give him the appropriate information)

Drew: “I’ve got the timer…… Go!”

Bryan: “I’ve gotta see this”

Despite Adam’s quick fingers and quicker mind, one minute passes.

Drew: “Time’s up buddy”

Adam: “Give me 30 seconds. If this was C# I would have solved it 30 seconds ago.”

Drew: “I told you guys to use Python!”

Adam ended up solving the problem in 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

4 Responses to “A night in Cambridge”


  1. 1 Robbie Allen May 31, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    It sounds like Adam is slipping! Insert the Ice Cream IV drip ASAP.

  2. 2 Peter Herndon June 4, 2006 at 12:05 pm

    Regarding the blog, text overruns the borders on both the left and right sides of the white middle column when viewed in Safari. I realize that your initial product is for Outlook on Windows, but if you intend to do anything for other platforms, you may want to spend a little time fixing the CSS. Or just be prepared for abuse you could avoid.

    Speaking of which, I like the idea of your product. Do you have any plans for similar plug-ins for other mail clients on other platforms? My preference would be a plug-in for Apple’s Mail.app, and one for Thunderbird, preferably one that runs cross-platform.

    Oh, and I’m with Drew. Use Python. 😉

  3. 3 Matt June 4, 2006 at 3:02 pm

    Peter-

    Thanks so much for the feedback. We’ve been so busy putting together Xobni Analytics that we haven’t spent a lot of time perfecting the website. We have yet to test it on Safari. This will happen soon.

  4. 4 Sujal July 13, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    If you enticed him with partially melted Chewy Chocolate Chips Ahoy, it would have been done in a minute for sure.


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