I hate texting for the below reasons. This opinion is, admittedly, out of the main stream. I thought I’d document and explain. Everyone I communicate with has email to their phone. Email has many more capabilities. Most people lose their text archive when they get a new phone. I’m sitting here next to my computer happily typing…
Personal Systems Admin
I did some sys admin work, last night: transferred the recovery partition on my HP Envy X2 to a USB drive, deleted that partition, and used the Windows Store web installer to install Windows 8.1 Preview. Belarc Advisor gave me my Windows Key. When 8.1 RTMs, I’ll probably have to re-install 8.0 from that USB…
Moved This Blog
This blog has moved to Halligan Projects Blog.
Tinypass and WordPress Monetization
Andrew Sullivan gets 8,000,000 hits a month with a WordPress VIP back-end and monetizes with tinypass. Miniscule development costs. 6 employees. (I watched his interview on NYT and checked out his set-up.)
Lowering of Content Monetization Overhead
Today, I bumped into 3 innovative content monetization services/companies that are making me wonder if we’re seeing a trend in the lowering of the barriers to creating profitable content. Skimlinks is creating affiliate links within/for Pinterest. Videola makes it easy to monetize your video. Gumroad makes it easy to sell your stuff. Seems like there’s new…
Switched To Office 365
I finally switched my own site, email, and intranet to Office 365. The Exchange is a little better than my previous version. For instance, it has full task syncing. The integration into my Windows Phone is a little better. Email flagging on the phone is nice. When my domain approaches its expiration date, I may…
Non-Profit Infrastructure Choices: Buy vs. Rent
The buy versus rent choice is really another way of saying: cloud or on-premise systems. A non-profit can get huge discounts off the commercial rate on software or services either way. The capital expenditure versus expensing doesn’t really matter to a non-profit.
FabLab DC Events coming up
I thought some of you might be interested in the FabLab DC events listed below. This personal fabrication stuff is interesting to all sorts of people. Please spread the word to your tinkerer friends, family, and associates. Thursday Lecture at the Carnegie on 16th. Then all these follow. And here’s the Digital Capital Week site.
Activism 201: Achieve Your Goals – Getting the Right Publicity
A friend of mine had been sending around emails of this research he’d done on some potential corruption. It seemed like good work that wasn’t getting its due. I asked him last summer asking how he’d feel if I posted his research on the web. I put up and customized a $15 a year WordPress…
Slaps Self in Forehead
I finally got some real worth out of LinkedIn. When looking for a very specific geek skill, I searched my LinkedIn Contacts for the name of the technology and constrained to my geographical region. Up popped a few candidates and mutual Contacts to ask for a reference. Forehead Slap Thought: I really out to Connect…