Thursday, August 31, 2006
Devaluing Labor Day
Harold Meyerson writes a great Op-Ed in WP about the war against Labor since 1973. Wages use to keep pace with productivity gains and now big corporations keep it for their shareholders. He has references to other great articles on the decline of wages and the middle class in America.
These really were the good old days. And we can get back there using anti-trust law and supporting unions even in this age of globalization.permalink ( Thursday, August 31, 2006 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I love my Sony Ericsson w600i cell phone. But it died this last weekend. Tried updating the firmware, with no luck. So SE is having me send it in for “repair.” Customer service was good, but I’m still waiting to see the email about where to send it. Got the RMA number right away.
Now I have to wait to try some of Dave Winer’s mobile applications.permalink ( Wednesday, August 30, 2006 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
Mobile Devices and Blogs Dave Winer is at it again moving the edge forward. This time it is with mobile device like the blackberry to read and now post to blogs from these devices. TechCrunch noticed and I say keep pushing Dave! permalink ( Wednesday, August 30, 2006 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
pbwiki I've recently been using pbwiki to gather all of my notes on my Zlides project. This is a great service and I highly recommend it. It is free and a great way to try a wiki. Families, businesses and educators are use wikis successfully. Note: this is a completely unsolicited plug. permalink ( Wednesday, August 30, 2006 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
Monday, August 28, 2006
No Limits to Wikipedia
Don Blake pointed out Infoworld article about Jimmy Wales at Wikimania. While he offered a caveat, he said that the English version might be starting to reach its limit, perhaps eventually topping out at 2 million or 3 million articles.
That is laughable on two fronts. First, every business wants an entry for itself and its brands. Given the number of new brands every year, it won’t stop growing. Second, Wikipedia is now a source of biographies which will mean that it will become the source for obits as well. People aren’t going to stop dying and so Wikipedia will keep growing.
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Thursday, August 24, 2006
Enjoying Modern Life
What I do at home after work is so different that just 10 years ago. I’m watching TiVo while on my laptop posting to my blog and coding my latest project that the world can use.permalink ( Thursday, August 24, 2006 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
Monday, August 21, 2006
Presentation Challenge After a week of presentations at UX Week I’ve decided to challenge myself in my presentations to create or use handouts that are not just copies. permalink ( Monday, August 21, 2006 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Start of UX Week
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Saturday, August 19, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
NovaRUG Went to Nothern Virginia Ruby User Group tonight. permalink ( Wednesday, August 16, 2006 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post