Reddit and Free Speech

I personally am not a user of Reddit. When the recent controversy hit my social media circles, I had to think if I have ever been to the site in… I personally am not a user of Reddit. When the recent controversy hit my social media circles, I had to think if I have ever […]

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Where’s George?

I’ve been a member of Where’s George for a long time. A really long time. I’ve been basically inactive for a few years now, entering bills on the rare occasion… I’ve been a member of Where’s George for a long time. A really long time. I’ve been basically inactive for a few years now, entering […]

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Flattr and Free Money For You

This blog has been been Flattr enabled for close to two years. I still think Flattr is a great idea and I’d love to see it get wider adoption, both… This blog has been been Flattr enabled for close to two years. I still think Flattr is a great idea and I’d love to see […]

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Smartphone Upside

I upgraded to a smartphone (Android, not iPhone) kicking and screaming. However I will admit that being able to blog from my phone in a dark room with a sleeping… I upgraded to a smartphone (Android, not iPhone) kicking and screaming. However I will admit that being able to blog from my phone in a […]

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Digital Vs. Physical Goods

Not long ago, I posted about how paper books are now the deprecated choice in my household. Recently, as my daughter began crawling and pulling up, she wreaked havoc on… Not long ago, I posted about how paper books are now the deprecated choice in my household. Recently, as my daughter began crawling and pulling […]

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Testing ThinkUp

Just today I ran across a reference to ThinkUp and on whim I installed it on my hosting account. This is a way for you to keep your own local… Just today I ran across a reference to ThinkUp and on whim I installed it on my hosting account. This is a way for you […]

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Paper Books Deprecated in My House

This was originally a post on Google+. Ebook detractors say “I want the [feel | smell | ability to read in the bath] of a paper book.” Example from my… This was originally a post on Google+. Ebook detractors say “I want the [feel | smell | ability to read in the bath] of a […]

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Google Plus

I have a new thing that is killing the mojo that once went into blogging. For a while it has been Twitter and Facebook, but now Google Plus is my… I have a new thing that is killing the mojo that once went into blogging. For a while it has been Twitter and Facebook, but […]

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Phantom Limbs

It’s been a hard winter and spring with the new baby. I wouldn’t change anything for the world but just having a newborn in the house takes a lot out… It’s been a hard winter and spring with the new baby. I wouldn’t change anything for the world but just having a newborn in the […]

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Why Twitter is Becoming a Drag

Here’s an example of why Twitter is becoming such a complete drag every time I use it. At 7:48 PM, I made an ordinary, standard type of tweet. It’s the… Here’s an example of why Twitter is becoming such a complete drag every time I use it. At 7:48 PM, I made an ordinary, standard […]

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How to Kludge Together a Flattr based Podcast Payment System

I had a brainstorm tonight on how to hack together a way to automatically pay the podcasters that you listen to. I’m not exactly sure the best way to implement… I had a brainstorm tonight on how to hack together a way to automatically pay the podcasters that you listen to. I’m not exactly sure […]

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Peace on Earth Starts at Home

It’s true that my output on all internet fronts has slowed waaaay down. I’m blogging less, podcasting less, tweeting not at all. For a long stretch of time that bothered… It’s true that my output on all internet fronts has slowed waaaay down. I’m blogging less, podcasting less, tweeting not at all. For a long […]

Flattr and the Drying Pond

I’ve been experimenting with Flattr since May. I started when it was a closed beta that required a waiting list to get approved, and it’s been about 4 months since… I’ve been experimenting with Flattr since May. I started when it was a closed beta that required a waiting list to get approved, and it’s […]

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A Life Without Twitter (Mostly)

I’m still readjusting to the new baseline of being a non-constant user of Twitter. It feels a lot like when I gave up drinking sodas earlier this summer. At first… I’m still readjusting to the new baseline of being a non-constant user of Twitter. It feels a lot like when I gave up drinking sodas […]

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Twitter’s Last Straw

I’ve never liked Twitter as a company. At points I’ve had some regard for the communication stream enabled by the company, but them as an entity at best I’ve tolerated… I’ve never liked Twitter as a company. At points I’ve had some regard for the communication stream enabled by the company, but them as an […]

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Flattr Out of Closed Beta, Open to All

Just yesterday I was trying to see if I could generate Flattr beta invites. I’m a little disappointed in how slow things have been since I joined, both in terms… Just yesterday I was trying to see if I could generate Flattr beta invites. I’m a little disappointed in how slow things have been since […]

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Summer Hiatus Coming to an End

I didn’t actually intend to take a summer hiatus from online stuff but de facto I did. Decision by decision for the last few months, I’ve opted away from creating… I didn’t actually intend to take a summer hiatus from online stuff but de facto I did. Decision by decision for the last few months, […]

Social Media Vacation Wrapping Up

Theoretically, if I hold to my original setup today would be the last day of my social media vacation. This is the 28th day since I queued up a bunch… Theoretically, if I hold to my original setup today would be the last day of my social media vacation. This is the 28th day since […]

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Flattr-y Will Get You … Where?

I’m trying an experiment on this blog. I’ve Flattr enabled it via plugins, so now you’ll see those on both the posts and the RSS entries if you read them… I’m trying an experiment on this blog. I’ve Flattr enabled it via plugins, so now you’ll see those on both the posts and the RSS […]

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Social Media Vacation, Week 3

I’m well into my social media vacation. I’m so far in I’m starting to approach the far end of it. My original “30 days away” plan would put me at… I’m well into my social media vacation. I’m so far in I’m starting to approach the far end of it. My original “30 days away” […]

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