Chris DeSalvo

I’m a sailor. Sometimes I also write software.


The future that everyone forgot

Some of the work we did at Danger


I came across a website whose purpose was to provide a super detailed list of every handheld…


The future that everyone forgot

Some of the work we did at Danger


I came across a website whose purpose was to provide a super detailed list of every handheld…


My undercover sting with the SFPD

Or, how I didn’t actually get my bike back


In January of 2012 my bike was stolen from the South Beach Yacht Club in San…


Quiet


I recently read the book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. Reading that book was like having a really nice person walk up, pat me on the…


Marlinspike Seamanship


One of the many things I love about sailing is the craft of decorative use of rope.

I often think about the sailors of yore sitting around belowdecks…


Saint Joseph of Cupertino


Today I read about San Giuseppe of Copertino. He is the patron saint of half-wits, test-takers, poor students, pilots, astronauts, and flying persons (those who…


These warnings used to be on the floppy disk sleeves of Beagle Brothers products in the 1980s.


Negotiated Landscape


“Negotiated Landscape: The Transformation of San Francisco’s Waterfront Since 1950"—by Jasper Rubin


Bayfront Park, San Francisco


The chain and padlock seem to indicate that it’s not a public shore any longer—San Francisco


Changing JavaScript one smiley at at time


This narrative is about how a casual email I sent to some people at work ended up causing changes that will affect the entire web browser industry.

I used to write the iOS client for Voxer. It is one of the top social networking/communication app for iOS and Android (these things fluctuate, but it’s usually up in the top 10). It…