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That Old Anonymous Web

People are jerks. At least you might think that if you ever spent any time reading through the comments section of any online article that have a decent readership. People harass one another, start arguments by nitpicking silly iota, and inevitably, someone brings up a comparison to Hitler. I used to think folks were so […]

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Solar Powered Toilets and Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems

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How the Web Will Be Different

There is so much to think about. On a surface level, it’s important to acknowledge that the web — the way we access it, how we use it, and how we build for it — will all be dramatically different in five or ten years than what we have today. If you are looking, you can see fissures in […]

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Neighborhood Council Meeting

Last night, I went to our neighborhood community council meeting. It’s called the MACC (for Morningside). I asked if the council would welcome the META MESH guys over to talk with us all about mesh networking and Pitt Mesh. They did, and it was really informative. It will cost a good bit of money ($10k) […]

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Updating The Google Password

Have you updated your Google password lately? It’s gotten a little crazy. It isn’t Google’s fault – it’s that we live in a goofy web of interconnected, insecure-trying-to-be-secure devices that falter when trying to communicate with one another. I updated my Google password in my browser. It was pretty easy. Open a browser. Log into […]

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WordPress 4.0 Released

There is a new version of WordPress being released today – codename Benny. There will be great new features, such as enhanced visual browsing of the media and plugin libraries. Mostly, though, I was struck by a figure included in their launch post: there were 275 contributors to the release. Wow! WordPress is open source. […]

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A New WordPress MeetUp

I work in WordPress a lot during the course of my day. I have been wanting to attend one of those “MeetUps” that are in the area, and they had one for WordPress. Seemed like a natural thing to check out. I could never get to a meeting, though, for one reason or another. Evening […]

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How Much Do I Charge Clients for a Website?

Whoa! Easy there, hard charger. Let’s take it step by step. Maybe you can buy me a cup of coffee first? OK OK. You want to be a website builder person. But you don’t know how much to charge people. Let’s break it down a bit. You have to work backwards to find the project […]

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“Solar Roadways” Filmmaker Coming to Pittsburgh, PA

Mark Dixon, filmmaker, is coming to Pittsburgh this July 24th to speak at Green Drinks about his latest feature project, Solar Roadways. I think the Solar Roadways project is amazingly innovative. I have no credentials to support whether or not it would work, but thankfully, the project is being funded to be developed as a […]

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Keep Your Eyes Off Your Phone

And keep them on the road. Check out this ad from the folks at Volkswagen