Category Archives: technology

Favorite emails of 2021

A couple weeks ago an email arrived in my inbox with the subject, “hi all.” I didn’t immediately recognize the sender’s name, but figured he might be someone I knew from my years working on the jQuery team, a notion … Continue reading 

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Augmented Audio: Living with In-Ear Technology

As I headed out to the gym the other day, with my progressive-lens glasses, high-tech crutches, and stormtrooper stabilizing boot, it occurred to me that I looked a little like a cyborg—which got me thinking about my friend Sara Hendren … Continue reading 

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Calling All iPhone Users

I finally got my very own iPhone this weekend, and I’m very excited about it. A lot of my geek friends are talking about the Android-based phones now and some are even acting like the iPhones are a bit passĂ©, … Continue reading 

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Crickets and Cobwebs

This little blog has been terribly quiet lately, some parts of it more than others…

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Staying Up Late

This week I took a break from my usual freelance projects to work on a couple web sites that are a little closer to home–one for my wife and the other for a friend. Because they were both rush jobs, I’ve been getting very little sleep the past few nights. Still, it’s always fun to be able to help out people I love…

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Help for the Weary Consumer

I started to write this entry back in January, thinking that these few web sites could be helpful to people. But it has been languishing in draft mode ever since, because I never knew what to say about them. Well, here they are anyway, with a brief description of each:

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Everything Is Fine, Mostly

It’s probably not worth mentioning (how’s that for an opening phrase?), but I managed to fix the broken stuff on the English Rules site within a half hour of sending out the entry with the exaggerated title. So, carry on as usual.
Still, I’m wondering if anyone else gets the same feeling that I do sometimes — that everything in your life that can break is broken…

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Everything Is Broken

If you’re trying to look at previous entries on this blog and you’re being thwarted at every turn, it’s because I broke this site tonight while trying to upgrade it. If you’ve managed to find a previous entry, but only one of many comments is being displayed, it’s because I broke that, too. I should have known better than to try to improve things. Anyway, I’ll try to fix the broken stuff as soon as possible…

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One Book Out, One in the Hopper

After seven long months of writing, reading, coding, and learning, learning, learning, I finally have something to show for it. Jonathan Chaffer and I just had our first book published…

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Writing a Book

After three months of laboring in relative silence, I’m able to explain publicly why the activity on this site has diminished so much. I’m writing a book…

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