Category Archives: Technology

On the passing of Steve Jobs

And just like that, Steve Jobs was gone. (Note: I rarely cross post the same piece to multiple blogs.  But in a tribute to Steve Jobs, I’m going to do so with this post.  Steve liked to say that he worked where technology met the liberal arts. His work crossed a lot of boundaries.  In [...]

Google Chrome OS May Breathe New Life Into That Old PC In the Back of Your Closet

Chances are, you’re got an old PC sitting around.  Most likely it’s stashed away in the back of a closet in your house.  Behind that tennis racket you never pick up.  And right next to your dusty rollerblades.  You probably often think to yourself how you should get rid of all that stuff.  Stick it [...]

Tabbloid helps you spend more on ink

A few years ago, I was chatting with a good friend of mine about an interactive project he was working on for a client.  The project was a flash based web site that allowed you to develop custom greeting cards and print them out at home.  Not e-cards.  But actual physical birthday and holiday cards [...]

How offline GMail will help me get things done

You know it.  I know it.  The interweb is full of distraction after distraction.  Between IM, Twitter, Hulu, TechMeme, Google Reader, Pandora, and a ranking of every Beatles song ever recorded, it’s amazing that I ever write a line of programming code or change my kids diapers.  It’s a miracle I ever get around to [...]

2009 MacWorld Keynote – A wasted morning

As Phil Schiller told David Pogue, having a blockbuster keynote every January at MacWorld just isn’t something that Apple can keep up.  But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t follow what Engadget was live blogging on Tuesday morning hoping to hear about a revised MacMini and what’s in store for the iPhone.  But sadly, Apple [...]

2009 Gadget Daydreaming

If you’re like me and fond of the tech gadgets that fill your life, one of the treats of the new year is that it starts off with a bang.  Both MacWorld and the Consumer Electronics Show take place in the first full week of January. For me, it makes for a good time to [...]

Building an Intelligence Dashboard: Add some RSS Feeds to Netvibes

  This is part 1 in a series of building an intelligence dashboard using NetVibes.  What’s an intelligence dashboard? An intelligence dashboard helps you keep your pulse on…well, there’s a lot of things you can keep your pulse on.  In this series, we’re going to build an intelligence dashboard to assist with monitoring Tesla Motors [...]

Adding an intelligence dashboard to your online toolkit

I’ve been at the Social Media Strategies Conference in San Francisco the last 2 days, meeting great people, and learning plenty.  Yesterday I was recruited by Colin Browning to lead a breakout session that was tasked with thinking about how to approach the development of social media strategy for a non-profit organization.  During the session, [...]

Google’s new toy is so shiny they named it "Chrome"

Today, Google dove headfirst into the browser wars by releasing their own browser – Chrome.  I’ve downloaded it, installed it, and have now been using it for 30 minutes.  Here’s what I’m thinking… Yes, it loads super fast.  And that is definitely a welcome improvement from my beloved, but sometimes hated Mozilla Firefox.  Firefox currently [...]

Hurricane Gustav, CNN, and Twitter

I have previously written that I believed Twitter’s tipping point was coming on November 4, 2008 – the night of the Presidential election.  In that post, I wrote about how Twitter would cross into mainstream media and we would be seeing Tweets being quoted by news anchors. But Hurricane Gustav has played in a role [...]

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