After a personal IM conversation with my good friend Greg Linch, in which we were talking about keeping track of our personal data, I started thinking about what kinds of substances I’m putting into and on my body in my day-to-day routine. Then I realized that, just in putting on my face every morning, my routine creams and lotions are ridiculous. I shocked myself after listing them out. I put a lot of crap on my face every day.
This afternoon I did a terrible, terrible thing. I upgraded to WordPress 3.0.2 without backing up anything. There were two key things I did not realize. Which totally screwed me over: When editing your child themes in wp-admin (not via FTP, not locally), the directory on the right also lists files from the parent theme. Read More
Daniel Bachhuber is seeking questions on his blog about the Populous Project. Writes he: The Populous Project is (was?) an open source, student news content management system which received $275,000 from the Knight Foundation’s 2008 News Challenge. It was supposed to be the panacea for college media, solve all of our College Publisher woes, and Read More
Today while browsing GOOD Magazine, my attention was immediately captured by an ad for the Maryland Institute College of Art: Yes, that’s right. A Master’s in Social Design program. This is the first time a master’s program has intrigued me to the point of actually considering going back to grad school someday. The premise is Read More
ONA10 Conference This year was my second year attending the Online News Association conference. Last year was San Francisco. I didn’t know very many people. It was the first time I met Greg Linch, Daniel Bachhuber, Ryan Sholin, Jay Rosen, Scott Karp, Emily Ingram, Jessica Estepa, McKenna Ewen and countless others in person. This year’s Read More
One of my new favorite discoveries is a set of printable sketch sheets that I now keep at my desk and in my purse so I can randomly start sketching ideas if they come to me. I’ve been using the 960 Grid System sketch sheets, of which you can download (in PDF format) at Nathan Read More
Is Jim Brady a serial innovator? Rapid innovation, followed by a launch, followed by departure and on to the next awesome project. In any case, here’s Twitter’s reaction to the sudden, unexpected announcement. I use Storify to round up reactions
In Fall 2010, I worked with NYU’s Jay Rosen to redesign his widely-read media criticism blog, PressThink.
Today I published a piece at 10,000 Words about applying multimedia skills to non-multimedia jobs. Now, some background. I have been brainstorming topics for potential 10,000 Words posts and I hit somewhat of a roadblock because I couldn’t get past the thought of, “Hey, I’m not a multimedia journalist. Will people take me seriously?” (It’s Read More
I know everyone raves about how amazing Twitter is for building connections within your niche. If you’re reading this post on my blog, you probably have already experienced it firsthand and probably only know me through our niche on Twitter. But that won’t stop me from sharing yet another anecdote of how Twitter has brought Read More
I am “home” for the first time in more than a year (not including the four hours I came back for my grandpa’s funeral in January and the 12 hours for my graduation dinner in December). I say “home” in quotes because this place isn’t really “home” to me. My sunny, colorful, second-floor apartment in Read More
A visualization of a few interesting stats from the latest PEW report (released Aug. 27) on “Older Adults and Social Media“: Social networking use among internet users ages 50 and older has nearly doubled — from 22% to 42% over the past year. Half (47%) of internet users ages 50-64 and one-in-four (26%) users ages Read More
His name was either Earl or Carl. He wore a beige ball cap, had white unkempt whiskers and a notebook in his bag for jotting down every tidbit of tech wisdom that my supposedly tech-savvy self could bestow upon him.
This morning I stumbled upon a 37 Signals interview with GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath (hat tip to Greg Linch for linking me to the post). A few notable bits of wisdom from the interview: On “shipping now and fixing later” You can’t always be right and nothing’s ever going to be perfect – embracing this Read More
As someone who spends 12+ hours a day sitting at a computer, reading this in the NYTimes this afternoon put a frown on my face: Regular workout sessions do not appear to fully undo the effects of prolonged sitting. ‘‘There seem to be different pathways’’ involved in the beneficial physiological effects of exercising and the Read More
The powerful motivator in our lives isn’t money; it’s the opportunity to learn, grow in responsibilities, contribute to others, and be recognized for achievements. Tonight I stumbled upon a Harvard Business Review post about finding happiness in your life. I was intrigued by the fact that a long, insighful piece about happiness was in the Read More
I have a bad habit of not sleeping. Anyone who has ever worked on anything with me knows this. That ends today thanks to Jason Fried and David Heinemeier. We’ll get to that in a sec. But first, some background. I used to pull nighters out of necessity. In college, I took 20 units every Read More
I am enormously proud to be a part of the team that is reinventing the way news content is distributed. Monday at TechCrunch Disrupt, Publish2 CEO Scott Karp announced the company’s newest product, the Publish2 News Exchange. The entire Publish2 team sat huddled around laptops throughout our various locations in the U.S., cheering him on Read More