A Desirable Use Case: Postless Blogs For Retainable Microblogging

The problem is that Twitter doesn’t retain more than 2500 of your last tweets. This that old information un-indexable by search engines, un-searchable by Twitter’s own search engine, and essentially irretrievable unless somebody retained a link or has archived the tweet. In the case where you might want to say something that is more persistent, a new method is necessary.

The second problem is that Blogs such as WordPress have post pages that usually contain some sort of information about the site being referenced. Posting a Blog that is simply a link to another site is pretty bland without some sort of summary or excerpt from the hyperlink being pointed to. I really don’t want to make my reader load that extra page, or force them to read some lame summary when I’m just trying to share a link I already summarized in the title. Continue reading A Desirable Use Case: Postless Blogs For Retainable Microblogging

Ring Ring, Brain Cancer Calling! Seven Tips On How To Mitigate Exposure To Cell Phone Microwaves

Cartman AkiraI’m not alarmed by the announcement about cell phone radiation being classified as a Class 2B carcinogen. I’ve been using these techniques to minimize my exposure to radiation long before this announcement was made.

Use Bluetooth

Bluetooth headsets and speakerphones have multiple orders of of magnitude less radiation than a cell phone and allow you to keep the phone away from your body/head.  It’s because their transmissions are only powerful enough to go about 30 feet instead of many miles for a Cell phone tower connection. I absolutely love my Jabra BiAural headset which works for stereo audio in addition to calls.

Use a Wired Headset

This keeps the phone from being put up against your head, avoiding maximum exposure.  You can get a 4-pack of iPhone style knock-off headsets off eBay for about 10 bucks. Continue reading Ring Ring, Brain Cancer Calling! Seven Tips On How To Mitigate Exposure To Cell Phone Microwaves

My Favorite WordPress Plugins


WordPress has to be one of the worlds best open source projects.  It’s incredibly powerful and it makes the delivery of content onto the web as easy as possible.

Extending WordPress with Plugins makes it dramatically more powerful.  Here are some of my favorites… Continue reading My Favorite WordPress Plugins

Web Content Producers Can Automate, Delegate, or Empower

There are a number of ways that a web content producer might attempt to gain detailed control over what they’re creating so that they can produce advanced content that is properly formatted. A content producer can use a tool to write the code for them, hire somebody to write their code, or they can learn to write the code to format the document themselves. Continue reading Web Content Producers Can Automate, Delegate, or Empower

Nook Color Netflix Hack

Unfortunately, the playback is slightly choppy on my Phiremod 5.1 CM7 Gingerbread OC’d to 975MHz. So maybe this is why it’s not a supported device. I’ll try again after updating to Phiremod Nook 6.2. UPDATE: Playback is smooth after update to Phiremod 6.2.

Start with a rooted Nook Color… If you don’t have one of those buy it here then root it here and optionally get ROMSs here.
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Android vs. iOS Discussion w/ @Sterner @NeilRobertson @funnylookinhat

Some good discussion of iOS vs android going on Twitter today.

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Apple Fanboys Who Only Care About Talking To Other Apple Fanboys

The Skype acquisition by Microsoft has provoked a backlash from some Apple zealots who apparently hate everything Microsoft:

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Me, I like things that are cross-platform, that don’t restrict you to interacting with a limited demographic. (more after break) Continue reading Apple Fanboys Who Only Care About Talking To Other Apple Fanboys