I used to have the time and passion for serious blogging, or at least what I thought of as serious blogging. That was back during grad school, before I really got into journalism and, by extension, the business of running a news website. I find now that I’d rather be… Read More»
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.”… Read More»
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 them… Read More»
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… Read More»
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.… Read More»
My brief and wholly shallow review after having an iPad for the better part of a month. Spoiler alert: I like it. A lot.
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… Read More»
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… Read More»
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… Read More»