A Bunch of What If’s and a Revelation

Late last night while I was trying to get comfortable on the couch after being displaced from my bed by the kids my brain started running. That’s not that unusual. What if there were an application (we’ll call it a service from here on out) for your computer or server that allowed you to write…

Chrome or Chromium

Ok so you have an Ubuntu machine, a netbook or maybe you got gutsy and installed it on an old piece of crap Dell like I did, but you got used to using Chrome on your Windows machine and Mac. Ok, well you can use Chromium, the open source version of Google’s Chrome or you…

Easy LAMP on Ubuntu 10.04

Setting up Apache, MySQL and PHP with all their libraries on a fresh install of Linux can be a pain in the butt especially if you’re in a hurry or busy multitasking (read: keeping the carpet crawlers entertained). But if you want to get your own web server up and running in a matter of minutes…

Weird Dreams

I had a dream last night I went to the Apple Store in Palo Alto and saw Woz at the counter. I went over to the counter, introduced myself and shook his hand. He just stared at me. Next time I’ll ask him to sign my pocket protector.

Tweeting About Twittering

A long, long time ago I joined Twitter. That was before all the celebrities and the mad rush by the general masses caused it to explode into a web phenomena. Back then it was more frequently down than up and the “We’ll be right back” message was an hourly occurrence. I’ve got to say Twitter…

The Pill Makes Women Want to Inbreed

Ok now don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with being attracted to your brother/uncle/cousin as long as you live in a southern state where class is something that you stopped going to when you were 7 but researchers in the UK have found that The Pill may inhibit a womans ability to choose a…

Flickr’s Not Dead Yet

Flickr needs video. No really. Yahoo! has been struggling under the weight of Flickr since they bought it trying to find different ways to monetize but the answer lies in video. Let’s start with a scenario and maybe you’ll get where I’m going with this. Thanksgiving. This year. It’s not yet time to dive into…

The New Age of Spam

If you’re a blogger you may have noticed spammers have figured out a way around us blocking them by keyword, don’t use keywords. Most of the new spam looks like a real comment until you look at the person commentings link or the links in the body of the comment. Almost all the time it…