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Architecting Brennan Center's Interactive Map Building Tool

Our own devilishly handsome Project Manager and #1 Giants fan Tony Guzmán already wrote about the U.S. State Map building tool we created for the Brennan Center for Justice. Now I'm going to outline a bit of the underlying architecture, built on Drupal 7.


A home for jokesters, JibJab style

Today, JibJab launched a joke-sharing online social network called JokeBox.


Making the right call

Riding up the escalator at Farragut North this morning, I heard someone hawking at the top of the stairs and immediately started thinking about how to avoid them.


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In defense of "Sent from my Blackberry-Treo-Sidekick wireless handheld."

I'd love to know what percentage Blackberry, Treo, and Sidekick users are aware that they can edit or disable this obnoxious signature from appearing


Video on the web: A few best practices

Video has been on my mind quite a bit recently.


N-TEN Impressions

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Jess and I made our way out to Seattle for this year's N-TEN Nonprofit Technology Conference. This was the first event dedicated to nonprofits' online strategies that I've attended.


SXSW Experiment: Conclusions

It's been over a fortnight since I posted about the "SXSW Experiment" -- the techniques our large, scattered group at SXSW was using to organize ourselves at the conference. Time to report back!


How to Create Passionate Users?

I too went to the South by Southwest interactive conference this past week in Austin, Texas.


Blew by South By

I'm kind of left in awe of South By Southwest. I think the thing that best sums it up is what Wilson said: that everyone was excited about something.


Michael Silberman's picture

Secrets at South by Southwest

As I prepare to pry myself away from the migas and huevos rancheros down here in Austin, I have to get to work on my greatest hits list from SXSW.


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Congress and the Blogs

There is something happening this week in Congress (I know, hard to believe). A bill call HR 1606 is coming up for a vote on Wednesday. The bill is

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