I’ve worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the years. I’ve liked most of them, been friends with a lot of them, and loved many of them. Cindy was definitely in the last category. Cindy Li and I became fast friends and co-conspirators while we both worked at AOL. We were on the… Continue reading My Friend Cindy Li
[hang2column width=”250″][/hang2column] I’ve been a huge fan of Creative Commons pretty much since they launched. If you don’t already know, Creative Commons provides several ways for you to license your work that expressly allow people to use it in certain ways. It’s sort of copyright** – allowing folks to do things with your work that… Continue reading Ficly and Creative Commons: The Power of Open
Wow, I am really amazed at the reception the new site has received. Way to go, men!
\ (the ficlets bit starts about halfway through)\ Well yeah, when you say it that way. Seriously, I think stories will still be called “ficlets” because calling them anything else would sound silly.\ In other news, Jeremy Kieth and Simon Willison both posted about ficlets’ use of Creative Commons. Why did we do it? Well,… Continue reading Someone Doesn’t Like the Name “Ficly”
Finished and installed just in time, the ficlets memorial is up and running. It’s on my Dreamhost account, so it’s not going to be super speedy, but I’ve cached as much as I can, so it shouldn’t be too slow.\ I’m not entirely happy with it, but I didn’t have time to do much other… Continue reading The Ficlets Memorial
Like a phoenix from the ashes, something new is in the process of being born. I give you ficly. It’s not much now, but we’re working on it in our spare time. Jason (he was the driving force that brought everything together) has been pushing things forward while my job’s been crazy and while I… Continue reading Ficly: Live After Ficlets
Ever since Wil Wheaton (yes, that Wil Wheaton) blogged about being a fan of Ficlets, a site that Kevin helped create, I have been harboring a secret fantasy that someday Kevin and I would be at some geeky, computer conference-thingie and we’d run into Wil Wheaton, who would be all, “Kevin, my good man! Glad… Continue reading Secret Fantasy Revealed!
I’ll have the graveyard up and running by the 15th, but if you want to save your ficlets (which I highly recommend since I’m not getting mature stories and can’t get your drafts), you should follow Chris Meadows’ great tutorial.\ And, if you want to be sure your stories are saved in the graveyard, I… Continue reading Save Your Ficlets!
It was announced on AOL’s People Connection blog today, that ficlets will shut down for good on 1/15. I’ve known for a couple weeks that this was coming, thanks to some advance warning from friends still there. Here’s the comment I posted on that entry: I knew this was coming, I just didn’t know the… Continue reading Ficlets Est Mort
I’m in Austin for SxSW Interactive 2008. I’ve been really busy with preparing for panels, worrying about panels, worrying about the web awards, dying my hair blue, etc. Here are some of the highlights of the week: Career Transitions: From DIY to Working for the Man: I moderated a panel about the pros and cons… Continue reading SxSW Interactive 2008