Knowing when NOT to share something online

It's really easy to share stuff online (that's the point of social media, isn't it?). At the same time, just because we can share something online, doesn't mean we should share it. With all this talk about the term "fake news" that a certain president made popular, there is plenty of material that is misleading,…

Happy 30th birthday to the Web

The Web turned 30 yesterday, so I guess this is a belated birthday post about the invention that made so much of how I live my life, and my various careers, possible. In 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Sir Tim Berners-Lee…

Another reason to have your own website

Brad Frost wrote about the value of having your own website the other day. This quote stands out: Writing on your own website associates your thoughts and ideas with you as a person. Having a distinct website design helps strengthen that association.Brad Frost I had a conversation with someone recently about their site. They decided…

Folding smartphones remind me of the old Nokia Communicator devices

These new range of folding smart phones are really interesting (I really like the idea of a device that opens up to reveal a larger, tablet-size screen). At the same time, I can't help but think of the Nokia Communicator series devices from over a decade ago. Take the Nokia E90 Communicator, as an example:…

Revisit the history of WordPress with this awesome WordPress time machine

Go back to the beginning One of my colleagues shared this awesome, interactive history of WordPress. I remember the first release version. There was something about it that I really liked, compared to the other options that were available at the time.

Advice for my early blogger self – be consistent, and be persistent

If I could go back to early 2004, and give myself advice as I started exploring this "blog" thing, I'd probably recommend the following: Write good quality posts over meaningless clickbait more often than not;Be consistent, and be persistent - it takes a lot of work to build an audience, but it's worth it;Embrace social…

The original WorldWideWeb browser has been revived … in your modern browser

This is an awesome project: In December 1990, an application called WorldWideWeb was developed on a NeXT machine at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (known as CERN) just outside of Geneva. This program – WorldWideWeb — is the antecedent of most of what we consider or know of as "the web" today.In February 2019, in…
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