David LaFontaine's

Sips from the Firehose

 

A blog that attempts to distill the internet into one easy-to-gulp mental beverage.

Ahhh! Tasty.

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...

Social Media and Freedom: A Promise Betrayed

Social Media and Freedom: A Promise Betrayed

Facebook and Twitter are now fueling hatred, conflict, repression, and in some cases - genocide. Where do we go from here?  "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true/Or is it something worse?" Bruce Springsteen, "The River" Back in 2011, I traveled to Ethiopia for the...

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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