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Our Macworld Expo Schedule

We’re making the trek to San Francisco this week for Macworld Expo; it’ll be my 26th SF Expo (yep, I’ve been to them all). We’ll be at the show from Wednesday through Friday. Specific events: On Thursday, I’ll be leading a BOF (Birds Of a Feather) discussion: Building Your Home Media Center January 27, 2011, […]

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After reading the responses to my last post, it became clear to me that what I thought was a cry for help just sounded to others as whingeing. And re-reading the post, it was clear to me that y’all were right. So, let me try again with our biggest pain: incoming links. The issue: Our […]

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WordPress baffles me

So far, we’ve been on WordPress almost 80 hours—and I keep finding things that drive me insane, or that don’t work, or that I can’t figure out, or, or… Okay, what is it that y’all like about this CMS? But really, we were on MT for 6 or 8 years, and I never had to […]

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Over at TechCrunch, Michael Arrington wrote Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men, in which he said: [Women] are literally hounded to speak at every single tech event in the world because they are all trying so hard to find qualified women to speak at their conference. Here’s a relevant datapoint—all the conferences […]

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Can you get real writing work done on an iPad?

My report: yes, you can. On a recent trip, I left the MacBook at home and brought my iPad. This also allowed me to leave the big Timbuk2 Classic Laptop Messenger Bag behind; I carried the iPad onboard in an old Eddie Bauer field bag. The iPad, in a cheap $5 neoprene sleeve we got […]

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Apple Needs a Web Evangelist

This week is WWDC, so I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Apple’s announcements. Last night I drove into SF, and spent several hours talking to attendees to hear their thoughts. My takeaway: Apple, more than ever, needs a Web evangelist. They don’t talk to Web dev/designers, and they don’t listen to Web dev/designers. […]

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Earlier today, I was using Pages ’09, and I attempted to open a document that I’d opened many times before, though perhaps not since upgrading to either iWork ’09 or Snow Leopard. Boom. Pages crashed (that’s what happens when programs “unexpectedly quit”) and the error message said ìPages quit unexpectedly while using the SFWordProcessing plug-in.î […]

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Because the iPad is meant to be held in the hand. The main reason for the iSight cameras on Macs or Apple monitors is to do video iChats (yes, I know about Photo Booth, which people use once, go “Huh.” then forget about). If you were to try to do video chats on an iPad, […]

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