Gmail isn't ready to replace Google Inbox, and neither is anything else

Inbox was, and probably will be for the foreseeable future, the greatest email client ever designed.

Sencha ExtJS Theming Contest - First Place Submission

Ever use ExtJS?
At one point the company ran a "theme contest", which I entered and won first place! Of course, my entry could never match the inherent greatness of the built-in Office 2003 lookalike theme.

Why is it so difficult to write valid “tar” commands from memory?

The `tar` utility, used to consolidate multiple files or directories into a single archive file, is ubiquitous among Unix-like operating systems; whenever source code is made available for download, it is almost always archived using tar. Nonetheless, the `tar` utility remains notorious for being difficult to use. Why is that?

How every smartphone platform gets the alarm clock wrong

Pretty much every smartphone OS on the market today provides a built in alarm clock app. However, almost all of them exhibit the same mistake! In keeping with the spirit of the clickbait title, I won't tell you what it is in this preview despite having ample room to do so!