Thoughts On Becoming Self-Sufficient and Defeating Personal Homelessness

A friend had recently asked me what it took for me to become self-sufficient and no longer be homeless. Lets define the word ‘homeless’ first. There were times in my life, in the early 90s, when I found myself sleeping on the Frankford El, in a train station, on a bus, or in an illegal […]

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News and content based business models online links for thought

Both sides of the fence represented in the following links: Tech Crunch: The End of Hand Crafted Content Daily Patricia Daily Patricia – Dumb Things Media 2.0 Loves To Say Doc Searls: The Revolution Will Not Be Intermediated Jeff Jarvis: Content farms v. curating farmers Paul Kedrosky: Dishwashers, and How Google Eats Its Own Tail

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What is ETL and CMS?

You’re a programmer with a task to retrieve information from some source, manipulate and message it, and to deploy it somewhere. Like all things in programming, there is an acronym for that: “ETL”. ETL stands for Extract, Transform, and Load. The Wikipedia page is pretty thorough in its summary of the topic and reviews many […]

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Emma’s first poem

My friend Howard Hall is a gifted poet who can coalesce a lot of truth in a few syllables. He’s been featuring among his poems handwritten pieces from others under the tag “secondhand haiku” on his blog (non-breaking space). Emma has a way with words and stories which is just natural – all children have […]

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