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Google Plus One Doesn’t Add Up

March 30th, 2011 // 9:34 pm @

Google recently launched its latest social search feature – +1. Google’s +1 allows users to indicate that they find a search result useful. The service extends to Google ads too. While +1 is clever, the author can’t see people going to the effort of clicking a button on the search result – find out why.

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Launched New Site

February 2nd, 2011 // 7:03 pm @

ErikWestermann.com has been around in some form for years. It started out as wWorkflow.net, which was active…then dark…and active again. The brand wWorfkflow is nice, yet I find myself spelling it all of the time – and it’s easy to confuse the F with S – not exactly a good brand to have (workSlow?! I […]

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Obnoxiously Aware

January 21st, 2011 // 1:52 pm @

Many of us have dealt with people whoseáopinionsáare abrasive, irrefutable, and loud. A commenter on Slashdot is not only aware of the way in which his opinions are received, he (or she) obnoxiously explains, in a nice way, that it does not make a difference… “Like you, I have no idea what the article or […]

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Award of Excellence!

January 18th, 2011 // 7:52 pm @

Sparked is a micro-volunteer site; I came across the site while looking for something else. The volunteer jobs are straight-forward: most ask for advice or need some quick job completed. I had been answering questions, etc and was surprised to see an Award of Excellence one day – it’s here on the left (click it […]

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ElegantThemes’ Glider Theme Inludes FancyBox

January 13th, 2011 // 10:58 pm @

I came across FancyBox – a jquery-based image viewer, and was impressed. I also came across ElegantTheme’s Glider theme for WordPress – and was impressed again. The theme includes a really nice lookingáportfolio. I wasásurprisedáto see that ElegantThemes’ Glider theme includes FancyBox (version 1.2.6), and wanted to know how to use it. The theme you […]

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Setup Email for WAMP

January 12th, 2011 // 6:16 pm @

I am into WordPress these days. Getting WordPress running is easy – even under Windows! Using WAMP, I got WordPress installed for a number of domains, yet I could not get email working (for sending passwords, etc). Some digging, and about 15 minutes later, I got it running – this is the article that explains […]

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Eight Not-So-Common Thoughts

January 11th, 2011 // 2:33 pm @

 It’s not what you know, it’s what you do Experience and education don’t matter when you don’t take action. Even when you take action, your practical knowledge, your unique way of seeing and interacting with the world play a more important role than what you know. I’m not suggesting that education and experience are […]

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Privacy is a Privelage

December 1st, 2010 // 11:10 am @

A tweet by Naomi Klein: “ambassadors defending their right to privacy when they discuss violating everybody else’s” It speaks for itself.

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Novel – Done

November 30th, 2010 // 9:49 am @

I started a novel for National Novel Writing Month on November 1 – today, November 30, is the final day. It has been a tumultuous month – writing 50,000 in a month is not easy. I was writing a great deal professionally, and then wrote more when I was not writing technical stuff. Most days, […]

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Unintended consequences? Collateral damage? Transparency?

November 29th, 2010 // 2:45 pm @

Wikileaks released what they say is the first round of Cablegate releases – leaked United States Embassy Cables.á Over the next several months, Wikileaks says that they’ll release about 251,000 cables – communications among United States Embassys. With curiosity, I browsed through the cables – I was just casually curious. It took some time to […]

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