Month: January 2015

  • Is Comcast the new AT&T?

    We all know this stuff goes on. Lobbyist ghost writes letters for elected officials or even drafting legal amendments to try and turn their way towards their clients. But it’s not pretty when you see it in broad daylight like this. The latest exhibit is from Comcast who is using their influence to fabricate support for their […]

  • Gigaom Search & Alerts

    I never got around to writing about the Search and Alerts products I worked on while at Gigaom. Using native WordPress features and extending it just a bit, we were able to build a full-fledged faceted search engine and notification platform at a fraction of the cost of what it cost to do when I […]

  • Stewart Brand and the Pace Layer Model

    Stewart Brand and the Pace Layer Model

    Update: The full audio of the talk is now up on the Long Now blog. I had the good fortune to see Stewart Brand speak the other night with futurist Paul Saffo as moderator at the The Interval, a bar/salon built by The Long Now Foundation. Brand edited the original Whole Earth Catalog (which Steve Jobs […]

  • Lane Becker Interview

    An interview on Get Satisfaction, the Help Tab, and Code for America

  • I no longer have a role at Gigaom

    Last week certainly was interesting. On Wednesday morning I was abruptly informed that, along with my VP and two engineers, that our services were no longer needed at Gigaom. While unravelling my personal social profiles from the various company pages I had set up for Gigaom, it was Facebook’s robotic bit of micro-copy that really brought it […]

  • Yosemite

    Happy 2015! I’m coming off a longish Winter break where I did pretty much nothing. It felt good to relax and lounge about, recharging. It was delicious not have much of anything planned except spend time with the family and read the occasional book. I posted Yosemite part one but now that part two is out, […]