Please Stand By

This is a public service announcement. As you can see, the visual styling of my blog is a train wreck. I’ve decided to stop paying what I consider extortion1 to WooThemes for the blog theme I’ve been using for years. As a result, with the latest update of WordPress, my blog has crashed and burned visually. I could pay Woo… Continue reading

New AppleTV & George Orwell

Short version: Unless you are wanting to play a few games on your TV, or unless you want to cut the cable cord, the new 1st gen TV is a total pass. Version 1 of the tvOS is, as has become standard practice for Apple’s new products, a big step backwards. The foundation they have set in place has potential… Continue reading

Why I’m Minimizing My Facebook Presence

I initially setup my Facebook account with a ton of information about me: where I went to school, was born, have lived, blah, blah, blah. I also created accounts on other social network services, providing them with a lot of personal information as well. As time has passed, I’ve learned more about what is being done with this information and… Continue reading

DuckDuckGo Search Engine

I hate not making the time to post to my blog every day, because every day I collect so many ideas about which I want to reflect and share. As I haven’t posted in a while, I am bursting with ideas—few of which will have the time to be posted here at tt.us. But here is a must share: the… Continue reading

Fighting Against the Death of the Open Web

From time to time I grouse about how transglobal corporations stifle competition and fair trade to maintain their economic dominance. It’s an old story that will most assuredly never end. But, in this post, I want to specifically write about the death of the open web, how I fight back, and why you should too. Facebook As One Example I… Continue reading

Sound the Trumpets: A Footnotes Plugin!!

Tah dah! A while back I discovered a really nice bit of code for creating footnotes while writing a blog post. I don’t recall what I was reading now, but the author included several citations as he wrote. Each footnote had a raised numeral1 that served as a link to the footnote at the bottom of the post. The footnotes… Continue reading

The Next Big Thing

I occasionally actually overhear conversations about the next big thing all around the bay area. After all, this is the epicenter of the tech industry. In this post, I’m going to let you in on what I think “the next big thing” is going to be! Reflecting on the Recent Past Aaron Swartz Back in 2003 – 2004 I discovered… Continue reading

He’s Back, And Welcome A2!

[twocol_one][dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve been rather quiet on the blog front for a couple of weeks now. I’ve been busy at work on my blog behind the scenes. Very busy indeed! But I’m now back to posting. Welcome A2! I’ve spent the past several weeks switching hosting companies: from MediaTemple to A2. My experience with MediaTemple between March and April was a nightmare… Continue reading

My Favorite WordPress Plugins

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve used WordPress for 4 years now, ever since version 3.0 was released, but I’ve never written about my favorite WordPress plugins; so, this post is way overdue! Even though I actively use a high number of WordPress plugins, 37 plugins, I’ve decided to only write about the 3 plugins I literally use every single time I use WordPress. In… Continue reading