“(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.


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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


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So, what's the point of SXSW (and all of this)

Last night I found myself trying to explain SXSW Interactive and "the point" of this whole convergence to some college friends here in Austin.


The SXSW Experiment

It looks like the honor of "First SXSW Post" will fall to me, by virtue of being horrendously bored during Saturday's keynote address (the 37signals/Coudal crew, of whom I have a longstanding and very well-founded dislike).


Chris Bell Wins Primary

There was a party in Houston last night when EchoDitto client Chris Bell won the Democratic gubernatorial primary and the chance


The hits keep on coming

If you're interested in picking up some selections from a Grammy-winning recording artist after last night's awards ceremony, you're in luck. Not only is there a substantial library of these recordings available online, but there's new material being released just about every week.


Raising money online – it’s a paradigm change, happening

In the February 2006 issue of Wired magazine on page 54, “Click Here to Donate,” a  graphic illustrates the results of recent disaste


Families USA: Talking about technology

Mike and I had the pleasure recently of speaking on a panel at the Health Action 2006 Conference, sponsored by Families USA and moderated by Luis Hestres.



It's true what they say — how your life can change in an instant. It was just three weeks ago that I learned my father has a brain tumor. Sinc


Little Things that Caught My Attention

I've recently seen some news that caught my attention. I like to keep my posts short and sweet, so here is a Hershey's kiss:

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