Monday, October 30, 2006
- Bad Data Are the Cockroaches of the Information Age
- Excerpt: Trying to spread some of my Pagerank Google juice here: Search Analytics for your Site is a book by Lou Rosenfeld and Richard Wiggins to be published in January 2007 by Rosenfeld Media. It is not being published by O'Reilly and Associates. Due to the leak of some bad data from the O'Reilly publishing database, many web sites continue to list the book as...
Saturday, December 16, 2006
- Digital Cruft 2006
- Excerpt: I have been doing some end of year digital cleanup. This was prompted by discovering my 40Gb laptop had 1Gb of free space remaining. Some of that space was Windows Update files, but I was curious how I’d filled up what I thought was 15Gb of free space. Some years ago my boss at IBM and I killed an hour of an afternoon figuring...
Saturday, July 14, 2007
- Everything is Detritus
- Excerpt: Wherein our author determines that we are becoming a society of Collyer Brothers wannabees and suggests we act now to avoid their fate.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
- Excerpt: Do not merge your twitter tweets into your regular feed without either warning your users or at least consuming a large quantity of mind altering beverages which you can thus blame for the disastrous results therein.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
- On server farms and their impact
- Excerpt: From BLDGBLOG: Are we saying that the planet may soon become unrecognizable, even uninhabitable, because of runaway climate change, and yet at least it'll have lots of really great archives...? Is this the long-term historical irony of humanism – with its museums and libraries, its institutionalized nostalgia – that all these air conditioned warehouses and rural server farms don't represent the indefinite continuation of...