Michael Coghlan is one of those people I have known so long online that I forgot how/where we met. We have spent time together in his home of Adelaide, Australia. When? What were we doing? The memory is fuzzy, but I can get the info because I have photos of ...

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Sure one has to wear heavy rubber boots when wading through the twitter pool these days, but dodging the crud, I still find my regular supply of gold nuggets. I cannot even remember who shared TimeLineCurator with me, but I thank them and my serendipity curiosity that made me click. From ...

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Because I use it almost daily, I have to admit that my favorite tool I built is the flickr CC Attribution Helper which makes attributing Creative Commons licensed flickr photos a one click copy / paste operation. The thing about attribution is that there are no fixed rules for how to ...

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You've likely come across the most common suggestion for fixing a computer problem. A related precedent is one I remember from the screens of my era- those old vacuum tube powered TVs. Quite often the way to fix a problem was not the restart, but a slap on the side. My ...

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Walking home from my friend's Christmas dinner I was thinking, of all things, about how tired people seem to be of social media and the web, and a lot of resignation to how eff-ed up it can feel. Many of the blogs I relished reading have just gone dark, un-updated ...

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Dear ___________, I had grand(iose) intentions of sending you a traditional holiday card. I sent out 12 of them, but sadly, your name was farther down the list in my contacts, and I ran out of stamps. I also ran out of non-pithy variations of what I could write above/below the ...

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You get inside your car, turn the ignition switch, hopefully put on the safety belt, maybe turn on the radio or some kind of music player. The engine warms up. When you want to do, which gear to you put it in? A tad obvious, right? Within a few pages of Chapter ...

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Word traveling seeds, now is there a metaphor? Back in 2013, Jason Toal blogged a offer to send some sunflower seeds he had harvested in Vnacouver to anyone who commented on his blog. The idea was that when they harvested, they would "seed it forward" to others. And to trace ...

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I do have a pile of things I have dreams of writing about, but my blog queue is not a FILO system. Tonight's dinner was in front of the RSS Reader, where I was impressed reading Clint Lalonde's post Of Bikes and Books with his efforts this year to bike ride ...

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