July 2009

Aaron Brazell

Twitter is Dead, Long Live Twitter

A year ago today, Twitter was something that many communicators were just trying to wrap their heads around. It was a new form of communication that was threatening to upset the precious fiefdom that they had built up over years and that had been taught in universities. A year ago today, Twitter was something that […]

Fun Stuff

One Small Step

Today, I spent hours listening to the synchronized “live” mission audio of the Apollo 11 mission on wechoosethemoon.org, a project of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. A few moments ago, Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. I mixed those last few minutes with Pink Floyd’s “Brain Damage”, a.k.a Dark Side of the […]

Aaron Brazell

Writing "The WordPress Bible"

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… That’s how the process of coming to be the newest author for Wiley Publishing seems to have gone, even though the initial contact was only in late April. Back then, I received a mysterious email in my inbox asking if I would be interested in […]

Aaron Brazell

White House Unveils an IT Spending Dashboard

During the run up to last years landmark election, then-candidate Barack Obama made a promise to appoint a federal Chief Technology Officer to oversee the federal IT infrastructure and data. In our primary endorsement of Obama, we said: In the wake of 9/11, a glaring weakness was revealed in the FBI’s technology infrastructure. That has […]