My local congressman, Buddy Carter, sends out a weekly newsletter and this week’s was a doozy. I don’t normally write to him, because I’m not sure it does any good, but I had to in this case. Here’s what I wrote. Feel free to use it and write to your representatives. In your latest newsletter… Continue reading Letters to My Congressman
I used to work on a big search product at AOL and still love search, even though that’s not what I do anymore. So, when I saw that IndexTank and Heroku were having a contest to build a cool app with IndexTank’s search-in-a-box, I couldn’t resist. I knew I had to keep it simple since… Continue reading Some Huck Hacking
“Thank You” by Darwin Bell I read Zed Shaw’s blog post on the decline of open source participation last week and it got me thinking about just how much open source software we use at work and how we’re (mostly not) giving back to those communities. So, here’s the first step in me becoming more… Continue reading Thank You, Open Source!
My pal Murray Wilson does great things – he and AWOL take kids the system doesn’t want and teaches them to take apart, clean and refurbish computers the system doesn’t want – computers that would otherwise go to the landfill. They then put linux on them and put them out into the community with families… Continue reading Murray Wilson Is Awesome
It’s been a very long day, and it’s not over yet, but I couldn’t let the day be done until I posted about this. Today, we took the covers off of the project that I’ve been working on for the past three months: ficlets. It started as this little thing I was going to do… Continue reading Hello, Ficlets
Since Steve just got himself a shiny new Powerbook, and asked for a list of apps he should throw on it, I decided to blog the list. Here is my “must-have” list of apps for OS X (unless otherwise noted, everything is either freeware or open source): Adium – multi-service IM client. Themes, plugins, icon… Continue reading Must-Have Apps for OS X
I wrote a very long post about the people I work with and what I think of them. I just deleted it and am starting over. Today, I got to spend four hours in the latest “search summit”, where all the business owners and non-technical people get together and talk about what they do. I… Continue reading Pondering the Present