Gowalla Nothing More than a Shiny object
Location Based Networks have become extremely popular in the last year and a half. I was an early adopter of Foursquare and continue to use it actively. It’s become somewhat mundane to go through the same routine. Check in, get points (that seem largely useless, become mayor if you’re lucky, […]
Impending Legal Precedent for GPL Licensing?
If you pay attention to the WordPress world, you might be aware that a landmark lawsuit is likely to be filed. I say landmark expecting that both sides will litigate and not settle – something that is desperately needed in the United States to validate and uphold the scope of […]
Online Media: Relationships and Finding Signal In the Noise
When I first started using Twitter in the fall of 2006, I was one of only a few thousand people using this weird new service. It was fun because my friends were there. I’m an early adopter when it comes to technology so it’s not all that uncommon to find […]
Journalism: The old is new and the new is old
I love journalism. I love it with a passion. I love good journalism. Well executed journalism. Well researched journalism. I care less about the AP Style Guide and more about engaging content. I care less about J-school degrees and more about thoughtful and provocative prose with a dedication to facts. […]
I don’t write as often as I like but I have opinions on all kinds of news items. I usually share them on Twitter, but I’m going to try a different kind of post here that maybe can develop into a weekly featured item. Photo by just.luc on Flickr. News […]
The Changing Face of Comments
It’s been over six years that I’ve been writing on Technosailor.com. It has gone through many evolutions of themes, plugin uses, writing styles, writers, etc. The latest, if you haven’t noticed, was a move to subdomain technosailor.com as technosailor.com in an effort to rebrand under my name. In the last […]
I’m Pro Choice. I’m Android.
We in the tech world are a fickle bunch. On one side of our brain, we scream about openness and freedoms. We verbally disparage anyone who would dare mess with our precious Internet freedoms. Many of us, especially in my WordPress community, swear allegiance to licensing that ensures data and code exchanges on open standards.
10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 3.0
By now, you’ve probably heard the hype about WordPress 3.0. You may have even seen the WordPress 3.0 preview webinar I did not too long ago. This is somewhat of an odd release as I can’t point to 10 individual new features in WordPress. However, I can point to several […]
WordPress 3.0 Preview Webinar
Yesterday, the iThemes folks graciously hosted me for a webinar. I had the opportunity to demonstrate some of the more anticipated features of WordPress 3.0 (due out next month). In the process, I also expressed some of the philosophies in the WordPress community around contributing and shaping the most popular […]
Our lives in a thousand years
A few days ago, I posed a question on Facebook and on Twitter: What will our offspring know about us in a thousand years? It came after a conversation about how what we know about our ancestors has been discovered through archaeology and discovery of physical evidence. We know much […]