Around My Web Of Co-Workers and Ex-Co-Workers

Rajiv Pant, my former manager at Knight Ridder, shares some thoughts about the Future of Content Management for News Media for Web sites. The apartment of Jesse, a co-worker at CIM, was robbed. He posted pictures of the culprit and thru social media like Digg got some justice: McFearsome: Blog Archive – WOW, You’re a […]

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Sing A Song

The night before Mom’s funeral, we were driving around Fox Chase, making arrangements, and Emma, from her car seat, sung. “Sing, sing a sonnnnng” One of the many songs Richelle and me sing to her, that it would be this one that she would sing first, the night before Mom’s laying to rest, meant everything […]

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“crippled by their own process”

Coding Horor: “Is Eeyore Designing Your Software?”: Here’s my honest question: does open source software need all that process to be successful? Isn’t the radical lack of process baggage in open source software development not a weakness, but in fact an evolutionary advantage? What open source software lacks in formal process it makes up ten […]

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Easy target: knocking the press for the housing crisis

Dan Gillmor is right to knock the press in its coverage of the housing bubble. It didn’t do its job. But I thought we were in the age of the crowd having more information than the experts? In the age of news that bubbles up from the conversation where knowledge of something as disastrous as […]

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Shelley Powers: “If you do it right, you get Techcrunch. If you do it wrong, there’s the ditch”

What Shelley Powers describes in the below linked piece is the current economy that encourages folks like Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan and Britney Spears to do whatever it takes to get publicity. David Shenk’s “Data Smog” put it like this “All high-stim roads lead to Times Square”. That’s the Web. It is nothing if not […]

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Design Patterns Aren’t (That) Evil

I agree with much of Jeff Atwood’s writing when it comes to programming and development. I’d say on any given subject 90% to damn near 100% (congrats to him on his new adventure). But I think his post on design patterns, unfortunately, falls into a line of argument that I disagree with strongly – that […]

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Hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day

Even though you wouldn’t know it by my name – I’m Irish. It’s something I was was dimly aware of as a teenager, and something I’ve come to embrace as I’ve gotten older and realized my last name isn’t that of my biological father. So what is St. Patrick’s Day? According to my friend Ron […]

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