Surf’s up

@JustinKownacki made a comment on how bad the mobile experience was for most websites. It struck me at first that this was the same old debate about native apps versus web apps, in which I always fall on the side of web apps. I am a web developer, so this is my camp....

in pieces

I'm slowly bringing together all the various blog posts I've created over the years, coming from several different systems. None of the content is all that good, but it's worthwhile consolidating it. It allows me to look again and think about what I was writing. There...

where to begin

i am activated these days to find new and interesting ways to share information. i'm not just talking about social networks, but something deeper. in the end, social networks are just the means in which we connect, but the first step is simply the production. and this...

Rebuild

It's time to rebuild the blog. Because my server died, I haven't recovered a lot of old blog posts. I actually found some of them online. Even though I never blogged much, it was nice to find that stuff and feel good that I have a voice once. I've been so involved in...

Does Twitter need a mute button?

Dave Winer seems to think so. And it has been suggested before. I found one call for this the last time we had an election and I bet we will hear more again soon (if not already). The problem though is not as simple as it sounds. The tweet stream is not just about who...

Alternatives to hierarchical file systems

@aral asked on twitter whether there is any alternative to the hierarchical filesystem. It seems to be there is one clear path which we could take and I've never understood why we've not tried it within our modern operating systems. Documents (because they don't even...

layout, content and structure walk into a bar: who’s first?

Mark Boulton (@markboulton) wrote an important article over the recent groundswell of support for the 'content first' methodology in web design. In it, he argues that the idea that content is first, that we always can know what our content is before we begin to design...

CME: content management ecosystem

I adore - I know, a funny word to use, but there really is some love there - the concept of a content management ecosystem, which Matt Thompson further outlines in this article. I had read a little about project Argo a while back and knew it was a great approach to...

getting your delivery process in order

Mat Wall (@matwall), former Lead Software Architect for the Guardian in a presentation on mongoDB said something very important about moving technology forward within an organization. He was asked, how do they introduce new technology to their organization and get it...