[dropcap]B[/dropcap]een working like a madman on my blog—optimization under the hood. You know: part of the 10 year celebration has been sprucing things up a bit moving forward.
Aside from the new look, which is temporary, here’s a list of some of the improvements:
Page loads, in your browser, should be dramatically faster: between 4-7 seconds on… Continue reading
My blog is about 6 months away from being 10 years old. I began blogging back in March, 2004. That’s just hard to believe. In some ways that seems like a lifetime ago while in others it seems like just yesterday.
At present, my blog contains 3,156 posts, an average of 332 posts a year, or nearly 1 post per… Continue reading
We are already so into The Matrix, and nobody seems to much mind–yet!
I really get annoyed at the enormous extent to which Google, Twitter, and Facebook (especially) track everything we do online, build online profiles about us (including our current mood, reading and writing grade levels–I’m not kidding), and sell that information to marketing. They embed cookies in your… Continue reading
The Death of Privacy
For years, I’ve been saying this would happen. Apparently, it’s about to.
Google will release a mobile app that will allow anyone with a cell phone camera to snap and upload a picture of any person to Google’s search engine. Google will return the name, address, phone number, web sites written by and about, who knows… Continue reading
On Saturday, October 23, 2010, I walked nearly 18,000 steps!! Yes. Yes, indeed! I walked all over Atlanta!
Tragically, since I didn’t travel with my computer, just my iPad, my Fitbit didn’t report this on Twitter!
I was traumatized by the fact that this enormous record (for me anyway) went unknown, uncelebrated, without the ceremonial distinctions it truly deserved!!!
But… Continue reading
I just came across Eirc Whitacre‘s Virtual Choir, 2010. His idea is brilliant. His composition and conducting are glorious. The finished product is sheer transcendence: people all over the globe bringing voice to beauty. This is spectacular: technology in the service of beautiful, united though individual, human emotive expression—a true global collaborative effort at its finest. You easily see both… Continue reading
I’m sure you noticed that my Fitbit tweets stopped for a while. I’m confident of your concern about my exercise level. Therefore, I update you:
My original Fitbit died. It would just turn itself off at random times. Fitbit was good enough to replace it with no questions asked! So now, I have a new one. The regular (daily) updates… Continue reading
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Well, despite the fact that I’ve had a horrible sinus infection/laryngitis this week, I have been wearing my Fitbit ever since I first got it. The results, even with being sick, are interesting. I’ve noticed how unbelievably my stats dive when I spend a day working at the computer. This must change! And being sick has an… Continue reading
Many websites, particularly media sites, now require registration, usually to gather demographic data about users. If for any reason you don’t want to register but still want to view the site, go to Bug Me Not, which offers valid logins and passwords for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of sites. Free!
I especially get agitated when someone sites a news article through… Continue reading
Have you wondered how some websites have their own custom logo next to the URL in the web address bar at the top of the browser? I have.
I wanted to put my picture up next to my URL.
Did a little research. The easiest solution that I found is a cool website that makes them for you for free. … Continue reading