Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why I stand up for Stallman

When I was in high school, there was a guy named Sam, who totally didn’t fit in. He was awkward, fat, didn’t dress well. And it was kind of obvious that he came from a home that wasn’t working too … Continue reading

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Domains for sale

As part of my house-cleaning on GoDaddy, I’m putting some domains up for sale. Here’s the list so far: http://nyblogs.org/ http://reallysimplephoto.com/ http://realtimerss.net/ http://qwitter.us/ http://checkboxnews.com/

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A wifi pocket disk

I read an article recently that said that we’re seeing more identity theft because people are walking around with unprotected disks in their pockets that can be accessed over wifi. Millions of people are walking around with these pocket wifi … Continue reading

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Resurrecting conventionbloggers.com

The next site I’m bringing back, hopefully, is conventionbloggers.com. It started as a blog, then turned into a river of news aggregator. First for the DNC, then the RNC. It was also used to accumulate posts for a blogging conference … Continue reading

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Safing-up a Manila site

Manila is an early blogging tool created in the late 90s by a company I started, UserLand Software. I’m hosting a bunch of Manila sites, but to future-safe them, they should be converted to static sites that can be moved … Continue reading

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Getting Craig Cline back online

In 2006 a good friend Craig Cline died of ALS. He was very young and it was a terribly sad event. I volunteered to set up a memorial site for Craig, but at some point I moved servers and the … Continue reading

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Who would play Steve Jobs?

I knew there would be some interesting answers to the question. And here they are… (Taken from Twitter responses and comments here.) The dude from the I’m A Mac commercials. (Justin Long.) A young James Stewart Denzel Washington. Noah Wyle. … Continue reading

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Why DNS needs an API

I’m trying to talk Hover into implementing a simple DNS API. We have what we need from Amazon, but it’s not a good idea to build on a single vendor’s system. Having an alternative to swtich to if there’s trouble … Continue reading

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O’Keefe stings Rosen, Shirky

A video was posted on YouTube this evening. Apparently someone posing as a potential student asked to sit in on a Studio 20 class, and Jay said yes. He secretly recorded part of the guest lecture by Clay Shirky who … Continue reading

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Climbing shorter ladders

In today’s piece about the Jobs book I used a term I’m pretty sure I’ve never used before on Scripting News. That’s pretty amazing, because I’ve been writing here since 1994, and you’d think I would, by now, have explored … Continue reading

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