“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book


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5 Tips for Nonprofits Considering a New Website

Are you a nonprofit considering a new website? 

Before you get overwhelmed with of all the technical details, it is important to be sure you are grounded in the basic elements that will make your site effective in supporting your mission.


pretty darn cool

A free flash-based 3D globe? That's scriptable? Neat! Throw in some IP-based geocoding courtesy of and you've got yourself a demo.


As you might've heard, Twitter has just announced a Canadian number for the service. If you're a non-Canadian, you may be wondering what you're missing.


And the winner is...

The Sunlight Foundation has just announced the winner of their mashup contest. And while our entry didn't take the gold, we're honored to have it named as a finalist.


Eastern Market, Thanks for the Goat-Gouda

I opened the fridge door and peered in. Alone on the second shelf (yes, I need to go grocery shopping) sat a small, flat brown paper bag. There was


My hill of beans.

It’s been seven months since the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2006 Annual Meeting, but I find myself coming back to President Clinton’s closing session remarks frequently:


Numbers Aren't Just Numbers

Ed Felten has an interesting post up this morning discussing the 09-f9 HD-DVD key and why the net has been replicating it so enthusiastically.


Rapid Video Response: Speed Kills

Last week Congress passed a emergency war spending bill that granted for President Bush's request for a $124 billion in emergency funds to continue fi


Hey, Watch This!

The other day we were faced with a dilemma: one of our clients needed to be able to upload daily (and sometimes hourly) videos for posting on their site - videos that were encoded as MPEGs, but needed to be FLVs.


Comparing SSL server certificates

Today a client sent us a new server certificate for their site. Not being involved in the process, I wasn't entirely certain that the certificate was matched to the appropriate private key.


Sound, Excitement, Time to Do Something

Hi, everyone. I'm Chris, and I'm likely going to be talking about whatever I'm psyched about at the moment. It's going to be all over the map.

Today's topic: music. Specifically, interesting music tools I've seen pop up around the internets in the past few years.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: