Technology

Welcome back, Woopra!

At BlogWorldExpo a few years back I was blown away by one of the tracking / analytics packages on display called Woopra. A few months later I invited Lorelle to WordCamp Las Vegas where she did a demo of the software and gave out private-beta invites out to everybody in attendance. The demo was amazing…

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Some thoughts on Google Wave

Last year when I first saw the Google Wave developer’s preview video from Google I/O, I was absolutely blown away. I could not wait to get myself an invite so I could get in there and start mucking about. Finally, I got my invite, signed up and logged on in. This is going to be…

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One month with the iPad

In the month leading up to the iPad release, I was on the fence about picking one up. There was no question that I wanted one. A friend pointed out that since the iPad wouldn’t support Flash, the ability to watch videos on sites like hulu.com and more importantly, Netflix, well, that was a bit…

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What I want from the iPad

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and we got in to a discussion about the upcoming Apple iPad. He considers it to be an expensive toy while I see it as something that could become the command center for your entire house. He was quick to point out that as great as my idea…

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WordCamp LA recap

This past weekend I hit the road and traveled to Los Angeles to attend and be a presenter at the first ever WordCamp LA. It was held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University which was a great place to visit, and the room we were using was well equipped to handle the nearly 200…

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Has #FollowFriday on Twitter jumped the shark?

For the uninitiated, #FollowFriday is an Internet meme that goes on every Friday on Twitter. The concept is simple, each Friday you pick a person (or group of people) who you think is interesting, informative, funny, or in any other way remarkable. Then you construct tweet telling people why they should follow this person. At…

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WireTap Anywhere and GarageBand

For the past three weeks I have been gearing up for a new podcast that I’m starting up with my buddy Shayne. My goal has been to find a combo of hardware and software that I could use on my Mac so that I could easily port the setup around and record my podcast from…

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The 5 Phases of Twitter

The other night at our weekly Beer and Blog meetup, we had a pretty interesting discussion about Twitter. It all started because one of our friend who is a promoter recently had his Twitter account suspended. As far as I could tell, he wasn’t doing anything wrong. His tweet-stream had a mix of conversation, random…

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Know who to ask

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I’ve heard that saying hundreds of times. This past week drove that message home for me several times over. I was recently contacted by somebody looking to help a third party move their website from it’s current platform (a custom build solution with no admin backend)…

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Using WordPress as a CMS for Affiliate Marketing

On April 25th I spent the day at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe where I gave a presentation on using WordPress as a CMS for affiliate marketing. Other than being the MC for WordCamp:Las Vegas, this was my first time putting together slides and a speech and presenting it in front of an audience. For those who weren’t…

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