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written by ben cherry

all posts from the year 2011

Replacing `setTimeout` Globally

Sometimes, you might want to overwrite built-in global methods like setTimeout and setInterval. If you try, you might find that it’s much harder than you think to accomplish this in every browser, particularly if you ever want to find the originals again. After a lot of painful exp...

Thoughts on the Hashbang

There’s been a lot of discussion this week about the “hashbang”, that ugly little bit you find in the middle of URLs like this one:!/ded/status/18308450276. I wanted to provide a rebuttal to the arguments that the hashbang is bad for the Web, based on a lot of discussions we’ve been having inside Twitter since the #newtwitter project began last summer, and have continued...