Our local online alternative news site has noticed that we put up a metered paywall on the Chronicle website.
In a June 6 posting, Blake Maxwell writes, “Perhaps this will prove a fortuitous decision for the community’s long-running newspaper, but we’re certain the new circumstances will benefit The Bozeman Magpie.”
He thinks [...]
Our company recently switched to using an online, browser-based service for our timesheets and payroll. I won’t name names, mostly because the task of getting the new service into service at the paper has been a nightmare.
What’s the cause of the nightmare? The rumors vary. A lot of [...]
I’ve had a lot of blogs over the years. The first, back when I was a wee undergraduate in 2002, was just an HTML page that I updated by hand in a pirated version of Macromedia Dreamweaver as part of an extra credit “online journal” for class.
This is, by the way, the origin of the [...]
Guess what I almost never do on my iPad?
Watch video Listen to audio
Guess what I do all the time on my iPad?
Read text Browse the Web
Why? Because those are things I can do quietly, nay, silently. Audio requires the investment of putting on headphones or playing the sound out loud. Most times, I don’t have [...]
Apple and Adobe have been arguing lately over open standards and the future of the Web. Steve Jobs and Newsvine founder Mike Davidson each have some interesting things to say about the conflict.
Lesson learned: If a program offers you the opportunity to autosave your work for you, if only you’d take the briefest of breaks to first save your work and give it a file name, do it.
Don’t, as I did, work for four hours on a video project, thinking that Final Cut Pro is saving [...]
The U.S. government’s agreement with ICANN expired on Sept. 29, meaning that America has more or less given up control of the network its universities and military created.
I think this is worth noting, at least in passing. It’s not every day that most of us think about the massive network that our precious [...]
Life Recorder devices are coming, says TechCrunch, whether we like it or not. These devices, such as the ones that Microsoft is developing, will have tiny cameras and audio recorders that record what is going on around you and automatically upload it all into the cloud.
The Microsoft site says the camera could [...]
University of California professor Geoffrey Nunberg has taken a critical look at Google’s book search and found it’s metadata lacking — though he does find room for a little hope.