“(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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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Local Development Environment: Apache, PHP, and MySQL with Homebrew

OS X 10.10 Yosemite comes with Apache and PHP pre-installed, but it's not in a great configuration, requires root to make lots of changes, and can introduce issues with file ownership and permissions.


Blogging With No Exit

I am not a developer. I'm a writer with just enough technical knowledge to be dangerous. So there's probably a lot I don't know about creating blogging software. I'm not the guy who builds the platform.


Brawling over Ringtones

I've been spending some significant time making ringtones for clients over the last two weeks.


Asterisk for Fun and (non)Profit

Ask any geek: Asterisk is the new hotness. The open source voice-over-IP software is revolutionizing the world of Private Branch Exchanges, or PBXs.


Making Room for Everyone

Having spent the past 7 years working in the Internet space at a variety of for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations, I've noticed that t


My Virtual Major

I'm one of those people who never decided ed what I wanted to be when I grew up. It's one of the reasons I never went grad school, because I was never able to make up my mind between culinary school, law school, or social work. And these days, psychology is starting to look interesting to me.


Why I love VoIP (voice over IP)

Two main reasons:


Invest, Test, Track and Target

I attended a briefing on the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study two weeks ago. It is a must read for any nonprofit online professional because it provides a timely and robust analysis of online fundraising and advocacy programs for nonprofits.


20 Years Later

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986 at 1:23 AM, a nuclear explosion took place in Reactor Number 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in Ukraine. One-hundred ninety tons of highly radioactive materials were released into the atmosphere.


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Video Killed the Blog Star

For a long time I've been skeptical of the role of video online. I always felt like people just liked watching videos on their television sets - not


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Culture, Video Games, and China

I continue to be obsessed with the social and political implications of video games - in America, but I've started to get interested to their implications in China.

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