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

Twitteritus
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...

Slightly acerbic and eccentric dog walker who masquerades as a web developer and occasional CTO.

Spent five years running the technology side of the circus known as www.ibm.com.

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