Unfairly flagged as spammer by Google

I was afraid of this: Edward Biolodeau: …I’m abandoning my Blogger blog after anti-spam features Google added this morning flagged me as a spammer, destroyed data from two posts, and made it impossible for me to post. I was going to write more about this, but its a waste of time. The bottom line is […]

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Dreamhost problems for Philly Future

I hope it’s not a case of you get what you pay for (probably is – we shall see), but since migrating to Dreamhost, Philly Future has had some downtime. There was a hardware failure. A few reboots. In any case, far more than what I experienced at its older, more expensive host. We went […]

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Web tech, citizen journalism, and more

Sometimes information is all that stands between eating and starving (Philly Future). Must read: Dan Gillmor’s talk at the University of Michigan: Grassroots Media’s Potential: Better Journalism and Democracy. Labs Macromedia launches and gives a sneak peek at upcoming releases. Check it out. Macromedia stopped by work the other day to give a few of […]

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A fundraiser to get behind – Web 2.0 takes a hit – and Philadelphia loses one of its greats

Project H.O.M.E.’s Inaugural Young Friends Event is October 27th, 2005 from 5:30-8pm. In order to raise awareness of Project H.O.M.E.’s efforts I decide to lay it on the line and share more of my personal history then ever before to express the homeless aren’t who you think they are. While Nick Bradbury shares some thoughts […]

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Friday Citizen Journalism, Web 2.0 bits, and getting overlooked where we shouldn’t

I give our local main stream media some blogging tips at Philly Future, more important, I introduce a new section of particpation on the site – Breaking the Cycle. Anil Dash: “Web 2.0 is pretty much made of white people. I’m not used to any event in a cosmopolitan area being such a monoculture.”. I’d […]

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Tuesday Yahoo vs Google: Who’s been listening to customers?

Moves these past few weeks by Yahoo! and Google are revealing. Google has launched, in beta, their RSS reader and reviews have not been good. Most have criticized it’s interface as being pretty, but complicated. I’ll add another critique: it’s evil. Like the best RSS readers out there, it gives you the option of taking […]

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It’s a bubble – no it’s not – Monday morning bits

The Register calls it “Bubble 2.0″, and Seth Finkelstein yells “Bubble, Bubble, Bubble”, but come on now – is it really? Bill Lazar nails why it’s not: “most of the comments I’m seeing appear to be missing a key difference from the last go round: IPOs.”. I think that’s spot on. Call it a “bublet” […]

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Some software I use

A few folks have been asking me to share what software I use for different purposes lately. Just thought I’d share a small list here: jEdit – All purpose text editor. Especially for editing remote text files over FTP. Free and Open Source. Emacs – When I need to edit something fast – and jEdit […]

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Friday morning web tech

ConvergeSouth begins today. Of the three conferences taking place this week – this is the one I miss not going to the most. As Ed Cone says, not better, but different. Grassroots. Bottom up. I’m sure attendees will have a good weekend. Speaking of conferences, Om Malik gives a summary of how this week’s Web […]

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