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Winding down. Hacking PERL.

Published 9y ago -

Vacations are for getting away from work and resting from the daily grind. Yet, almost everyone seems to need a week to unwind before getting to relax. My week of unwinding was productive. During my last workweek, I was helping an employee configure Apache to ... More »

Copyright doesn’t mean don’t use

Published 9y ago -

When the Creative Commons forged a more progressive look copyright law, enabling content creators legal power to elect specific use of their works, a cultural movement ensued. Until that point, copyright law reflected a historical component of intellectual pro... More »

Prototyping can lead to remarkable outcomes

Published 9y ago -

Prototyping is something software builders leave to user experience professionals and that is completely insane. Prototyping should inhabit everyone’s being. It is an opportunity at any step of any process or creation. There are too many first drafts ca... More »

What are we saying?

Published 9y ago -

It is encouraging that people find analyzing data so compelling. Visualizations like the ones you can find at Digg labs can whet the appetite of almost anyone. Environments such as Many Eyes allow users to engage more directly in the dialogue of information ex... More »

The success of participation

Published 9y ago -

One of the magical things about grassroots computing – grassroots anything probably – is that any success is decided by the participants. This basic rule is what ensures support but perplexes companies who want to make money from the productive a... More »

Socially critical thinking

Published 10y ago -

Social software maps the networks we already know. Presumably, the goal is to have the systems we interact with enable or inform us about something or someone we do not. Recently I have been beating a drum with a colleague on the lack of critical thinking peop... More »

One child, many parents

Published 11y ago -

One of the areas I focus on in my job is the social behaviors we enable and then capture in digital spaces, such as tagging, rating, commenting, sharing (email) etc. I am particularly interested when I see how other companies leverage similar capabilities in t... More »