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Bill Brown's picture

Upgrade your print stylesheets

By using the ‘print’ media type with the @media at-rule we can provide some special CSS declarations for when someone prints out your website.


Coping With Tragedy, 2.0

I don't like to think about it much, but I remember where I was for a number of disasters and tragic events. In some cases I remember who called to check on me when events happened closer to home.


Music for the Masses

I almost bought it. A moment of nostalgia almost made me long for "the good old days" when you had to go to a record store and rifle through the bins if you wanted to buy music.


Of Links, Blogrolls & Long Tails

It was a bigger response than I expected, to a post that I almost didn't write.


Your Online Reputation: Build it Yourself or Someone Else Will

I know I just asked you to do this, but I want you to do it gain. Just bear with me here and Google your name one more time. Now, look at the content that comes up in your search results. How much of it was created by you? If the answer is "not much," you may have a problem.


Futurama Drama

One of the perks about working with really cool, forward-looking clients is that you get exposed to really cool, forward-looking stuff.


Madeleine Perry's picture

Entering Tech Detox

As much as I love computers, and the internet, and our ever-impressive technologies (as you may have deduced from my last post), I’m actually more of a nature-loving hippie than you’d think (and no, the two are definitely not incompat


Don't Give a Damn About Your Bad Reputation?

I want you to try something right now, especially if you've never done it before. (And if you haven't, why on earth not?) Google your name. (If you've got fairly common first and last names, try using quotations.) Done? Good.


Shut it Down? All Day?

I gotta make this quick. I may not have much time, because in thirty minutes I may not be be able to use my computer. Not because I'm going on a trip to some obscure location that doesn't have internet access.


Yes Sir Officer, I Will Join Your Group

After living in the DC suburbs for a little over three years, I finally moved downtown to Capitol Hill.


Changing Games, Changing Gamers

Like about 37% of adults, I'm an avid gamer.

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