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So I’ve Moved to Chicago…

So I’ve Moved to Chicago…

Yes, I know. What was I thinking? After three decades on the "Left Coast," I've headed back to my midwestern roots. In 1989, I moved to California from Venezuela, with only two suitcases and $600 to my name. I had worked as a managing editor for the (now-defunct)...

Please Excuse My Appearance. And the Orca.

Please Excuse My Appearance. And the Orca.

Yes, the amusing little JavaScript sequence that shows me getting squirted in the face by a firehose and then winking is gone. Some recent update to WordPress ganked it, and to be honest, I don't have the time right now to chase down the setting to fix it. Nor do I...

Migrating Sites & Dealing With Email: Not For the Faint of Heart

Migrating Sites & Dealing With Email: Not For the Faint of Heart

Quick hit: here's how to ensure all your past emails don't vaporize when you migrate to a new hosting service Just got done with trying to help a friend with the fallout of migrating from one hosting provider to another, and I had a couple of insights: First, email is...

A Path Forward: Teaching Entrepreneurs How To Survive

A Path Forward: Teaching Entrepreneurs How To Survive

I edited the Starting Point report; we studied 60 professors in 14 countries to learn how students were being taught digital business skills Published in three languages - click to download the PDF version in English In 2019, it is more evident than ever that...

Why Sip?

Because surfing the Internet is like drinking from a firehose, David LaFontaine braves the torrent to tell you what trends and technologies to gulp down, swirl in your mouth, or spit out.

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