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Aug 19 2009

Commentary

The dilemma of Twitter

Twitter. Love it, perhaps hate it, or don’t get it. One thing is clear, Twitter has experienced profound media exposure, perhaps surprisingly out of proportion with the service it actually provides. No, there are no tools to help you sell things, no you can’t create galleries of your favorite pictures, no there isn’t a lengthy [...]

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Aug 17 2009

Commentary

Why URL shortening as we know it is bad

There was a time when computers on the Internet were accessed via a numerical address. Early on, even before TCP/IP, the idea to map these sets of numbers to human-readable addresses seemed like a good one. The precursor of what is today the Domain Name System (DNS) was born. Fast forward to today and the [...]

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May 01 2009

Commentary | News

Lessons from 1 year of blogging

This blog just turned 1 year old today, how neat! In celebration of one year of blogging, here are 5 reasons why you should start a blog: It helps you clarify your thoughts – Nothing makes something clearer in your own head than writing it down for others to read. It is your public portfolio [...]

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Mar 19 2009

Commentary | News

The ever-evolving interactive web space: Microsoft’s Silverlight initiative, Google’s love of JavaScript, Adobe’s comfortably massive Flash Platform

Microsoft’s Web design and development conference, MIX09, is currently happening in Las Vegas, Nevada. As is tradition with major corporate-backed events such as this one, a slew of new products were released. Of note is the Silverlight 3 beta (available here, but it sounds like it is very much a preview). The new features are [...]

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Jan 10 2009

Commentary | News

The botched introduction of Windows 7

A few days ago I caught wind that Microsoft would be releasing the beta version of Windows 7 on Friday, January 9 to the public, but would only be allowing 2.5 million downloads. I was running an old version of Windows XP in VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro and thought I would give Windows 7 [...]

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