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 


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 passé, … Continue reading 


Crickets and Cobwebs

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


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…