IMified LiveJournal

Just stumbled across the IMified tool. I’m certain it’s old hat to everyone else but I’m loving it. It doesn’t help me at work since IM is firewalled – but it will be nice to do quick posts across all of the social networks here at home. I can post to LiveJournal, WordPress, MovableType, Typepad, […]

Feed Reader Best Practices #1

I just dropped ComputerWorld’s SharkTank from my feed reader.  I’ve been cleaning up my subscriptions.  I have way more subscriptions then humanly possible to consume (and he’s not human – so don’t interrupt me).  When I started using Google’s reader I had imported my feeds from another tool that organized feeds differently.  I ended up […]

The Gael

Update: An anonymous friend has posted link to a live video of Dougie MacLean performing The Gael. In the interest of driving link karma his way I’ll add a link to a web site selling his CD The Searcher from 1991. My 17 year old daughter says “I don’t get it” watching the latest Nike […]

Transclusion enabled Rich Text Editors

I am intrigued by the concept of transclusion. Briefly, transclusion is defined as the inclusion of part of a document into another document by reference.  Ted Nelson conceptualized the approach in his 1982 book Literary Machines.  Ted Nelson is arguably one of the great visionaries of the field not only proposing transclusion but also the more […]

Do, Don’t Critique

A particularly timely quote from Theodore Roosevelt (via The Positivity Blog): It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and […]


I haven’t figured this one out yet.  Yoomba is supposed allow you to call an e-mail address.  From what I can see it is a call out feature.  I have installed it on my home machine and with everything else running on it now – the machine has slowed significantly.  I will play with is […]

Wii + iPhone = WiiPhone

Ok – just making a quick note here while I’m thinking of it.  Not that I have either of these fun gadgets – but wouldn’t be interesting to blend the control concepts inherit in the Wii controllers with the iPhone and how it interacts with the physical world.  And while we are at it, lets […]

GrandCentral Notes

GrandCentral appears to be hitting the big time with the recent news that Google will be acquiring the start up for approximately 50 to 75 million dollars.  I am a recent convert and would welcome the news (if true).  There are so many companies that could leverage GrandCentral that I’m surprised there isn’t more competition evident.  Google with […]

Matt to Italy

Becky just called me with the news that Matt had boarded the flight to Milan.  The Loerke clan had some passport issues but those apparently were resolved since everyone was able to board the flight. Becky also passed along that the flight had been delayed 30 minutes.  Apparently, the airport in Milan – Linate – […]