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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.

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Blogging From the Base of the Long Tail

I finally took some time to read Peter Daou's -- of Salon.Com's Daou Report --latest essay on the limitations of political blogging.

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Bush & the Bathroom Note

It was "the click heard 'round the world," though I'm not sure
if that click was from Reuters photographer Rick Wilking when he took a
picture over president Bush's shoulder during the U.N. world summit, or

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Red Cross' Online Donations Break 50%

I am always impressed by the American philanthropic ethic during times of need. Unfortunately, we have had several disasters over the last 5 years that have tested Americans proclivity to donate online, as opposed to the traditional check or credit card contribution.

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eBay Scoops Skype

I've read this morning that eBay has agreed to buy Skype, the fastest-growing provider of VoIP services, for anywhere from $2.6 to $4.1 billion dollars.

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Build the Memorial

When
I think about September 11, 2001, I remember how alone I felt
that day. Two weeks before, I had moved to
Portland, Maine for a new job. (I later learned
those hijackers flew right over me on their way to the Boston

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Cropp Has Me Thinking

I orginally posted this as a comment to a DCist post, but I thought I would repost my comment.

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Blogging Katrina

As Hurricane Katrina slams into the Gulf Coast states, our thoughts are with those living in and around the area.

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Epitaph for Trackback?

It may be a case of "the operation was a success, however the
patient died." On the heels of my previous post about the coming
onslaught of blog tracking sites, I've discovered that a number of
bloggers have declared that the trackback -- that pinging mechanism

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Fire Drill

Yesterday afternoon, EchoDitto's D.C. headquarters had a FIRE ALARM. Mysteriously, our building's parking-lot turned out to have wireless internet access. And so we were able to continue working, even in the face of impending immolation.

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The Blog Trackers Cometh?

What is it with bloggers when it comes to links and stats?

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