blogging technology

Coltrane is Cool

Liking the WordPress 2.7 . A lot.



Back in my day, we didn’t have no tek-now-low-gee! We didn’t have no “eye emm” or “arr ess ess” feeds. If we wanted to know what someone was doing, we went to their blog! And we liked it! Twitteryfloo!

This is a little how I feel about the current state of social computing in general. Facebook, Twitter, Feed Readers, and the like* have all come into this space, and for the life of me, I just can’t figure out a way to make them relevant to my social communication experience. I like the blog form. The page design. The sense of place. Sorta how I like album art and liner notes with my music. It gives context. It creates ambiance. It feels personal.

Does that make me a Luddite? Help me understand how these new tools meet certain needs and goals of your social computing experience. Does anyone have a keen sense of what they have lost since adopting  their use? Anyone? Let the crickets commence their chirping!

*I do chat (as of the last year or so), and I do text (sparingly), and I do use LinkedIn.


a blog is a promise

So this on again off again on again thing called has been *here* going over 8 years.

And one of the things I’ve come to understand over this time is that your blog is your brand. As such, this blog hasn’t been very reflective of my “brand” for quite some time. Which begs the question: What do I want to convey here? What can visitors expect? What does have to contribute? What, beyond some internet-enabled navel-gazing will take place here?

The archives are offline. An unfortunate result of hopping across three blogging platforms and undergoing countless upgrades. So at least for now, there’s very little history here. I’m energized by that.

In the coming days and weeks I’ll try to catch folks up on some of the more blogworthy things that have taken place in my life/career over the past few months. The site will continue to hone my take on personal and social technology and media and be a place where others can come to trust and/or openly challenge the things that “happen” here. Beyond these things, you’ll find links to the happy accidents–the loose change in the pillow cushions of my day.

So bear with me as I shake out the cobwebs and tentatively, publicly re-build the brand/promise.

Coming up:

  • blogs as art movement
  • 2007-08 highlights/lowlights
  • redesign/meta tour




i’m working with the proverbial blank slate. not entirely by choice, mind you. but I’m going to embrace the opportunity, nevertheless.