Kelly Norton is a designer and software engineer living in the South. He holds degrees from Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and from the MIT Media Lab where he studied under John Maeda. From 2006–2012, he was a software engineer at Google working on Google Web Toolkit, Speed Tracer, Google Chrome and other stuff. He co-founded Connexxia LLC in 2000 to help universities effectively recruit high school seniors through online social engagement. He was co-founder at Monetology, makers of fine software products Homebase.io and FullStory. He worked on search at Etsy. Now he is loving what he does as he makes things at MailChimp.


PUZZLE CORNER The only paper periodical that is still delivered to my house is MIT’s Technology Review. In the back of every issue, there is a section called Puzzle Corner. The column consists of densely packed reader-submitted math puzzles and solutions to puzzles published in earlier editions. Recently, I enticed my daughter, Zoe, into solving one of the problems with me. This is a summary of our adventure.
oct 5
PHP AND THE CASE OF SWALLOWED ERRORS We recently solved the mystery behind a pattern of failures that have been happening very infrequently over a long period of time. The culprit turned out to be a very suprising bug in PHP's MySQL driver, so I thought it might be worthy of a public blog post.
aug 20