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Three thoughts on Josh Gordon's letter

Three thoughts on Josh Gordon's letter posted on the web site The Cauldron: 1. Gordon’s note seemed heartfelt and sincere. He might have written every word, but the sentiment in it was his, and spoke for him. He painted himself as the most unfortunate of victims. Show More Summary

Chinese Newspaper And Citizens Find Spyware Purchase Orders On Dozens Of Police And Local Government Web Sites

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It is hardly news that the Chinese authorities spy on their citizens, but a story in Global Voices adds a couple of fascinating twists to the story. The Beijing Times newspaper discovered that a district police department's Web siteShow More Summary

Product Hunt Adds Direct Messaging To Founders

8 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

There are various ways to get a contact for the stories we write here, but it’s not always easy. The reasons can vary from the wrong contact info listed on a site to simply no contact info listed anywhere on the web. Product Hunt, the...Show More Summary

Andrew Bacevich on Obama’s Foreign Policy

14 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Over at the American Conservative (my new favorite provocative web site; even though I don’t agree with a lot of what they write!) suggest that Obama’s foreign policy team should not be replace, that their incompetence is good for the United States. Show More Summary

Here’s How to Help Non-Sports Fans Enjoy Sports for the Super Bowl (Video)

17 hours agoSports : Total Pro Sports

If you’re reading this web site, you’re probably a sports fan. However, we find non-sports fans in our lives all the time, and normally, it’s not a big deal. But when you’re watching sports with a non-sports fan, two immovable objects collide, and something’s gotta give. And we sure as hell don’t want it to […]

1871 plans map out the first circuit of the globe by telegraph

20 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Library of Congress site contains gems like this map showing the proposed final link of the original world wide web: the proposed trans-Pacific telegraph line, envisioned with Civil War-era technology. Read the rest

America's oldest knishery is not closing and why that's a story

The Yonah Schimmel Knishery has been in business since 1890 and has been at its famous location on E. Houston on Manhattan's Lower East Side since 1920. A press release and local web news sites have been talking about its demise. Saying...Show More Summary

Labour and Equal Pay

I read in the news the other day that David Hamilton, the Labour MP for Midlothian, is standing down at the next election and the Guido Fawkes web site has an interesting story about who might replace this veteran politician, a former miner. Show More Summary

7 Web Design Trends to Watch for in 2015

As technology changes, so do user habits, and as user habits change, so does web design. Curious what web design trends we'll see in 2015? We see that responsive design is an essential of modern web. Web sites are more interactive with cool navigation and rich media content. Read on to see what to keep […]

Microsoft Sway Adds Embed And Import Features

Microsoft has added some new features to the web version of Sway, its presentation builder that isn’t PowerPoint. The big additions in this version are the ability to use embed codes from other sites and an enhanced range of import options. More »      

YouTube switches to HTML5 video in most browsers by default

The video hosting site YouTube supports Adobe Flash and HTML5 Video and delivers videos based on the web browser and system used to access the site. Chrome users were defaulted to the HTML5 video player for some time now for instance while Firefox or Internet Explorer users to Adobe Flash instead for the most part. Show More Summary

Louis C.K. Releases New Special; Read His Very Long, Very Thoughtful Email Explaining Where He Taped It

Today Louis C.K. released a new, hourlong comedy special, which he is selling on his web site for $5. Unlike in years past, this year's special was not filmed in a sit-down theater but in a comedy club. The distinction is important, as Louis made clear in an 1,800-word email... More »

Tracing Web Design Trends From 2004 to 2015: This New Interactive Infographic Web Site is All You Need

2 days agoArts / Graphic Design : Noupe

If you are a web developer, keeping your finger on the pulse of time is vital to help you stay on top of things. Read a lot, try a lot, dismiss a lot and keep a lot. We call such an approach professional. There are trends that you wouldn’t expect to win through that still do and others who seem no-brainers at first, but lose in the longer run. Show More Summary

IRS now paying company that muffed work

The Canadian company that played a major role in creating the once glitch-plagued Web site is working on a $4.5 million contract to help the Internal Revenue Service handle its responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act. The IRS hired CGI Federal to help “integrate various work projects” related to the health-care law, according to a statement […]

Sites may detect the local IP address in browsers supporting WebRTC

Whenever you connect to sites on the Internet information about the connection and the underlying system are available to the site automatically. Information include the web browser and version used to connect, the language, operating system and also the remote IP address. Show More Summary Putting Other People’s Ads on Your Site

A new service,, makes it easy for anyone to put their ad on your site, or almost any other site on the Web. Fortunately, there are ways to block it.

Asking why

Last week I asked a question on Twitter: If you have a personal website, why do you have it? Some people used their site as a hub that collects their online identities. Others liked to fiddle with web tech or writing. Several treated it as a showcase for their professional work, to possibly get a job. Show More Summary

Nick Bilton to Write Silk Road Book

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Nick Bilton, author of the bestseller Hatching Twitter, has inked a deal with Portfolio, an imprint of the Penguin Group, to write a book about the deep web site Silk Road. The AP has the scoop: The book is currently untitled and no publication date has been set. Show More Summary

Comment rules

Someone using a false name and false email address has tried this morning to make criminal accusations about Kathleen Wynne and Team on this web site’s comments section. I have told that person I will not approve such comments. Here, again, are the rules. Everyone should abide by them. Thanks. 1. No libel. Having practiced […]

How median income varies by subway line in Washington, D.C.

This post comes via Know More, Wonkblog's social media site. Check out Know More's home page, Twitter or Facebook for the best and most interesting visuals, videos and data hits from around the Web. For those who live in big urban areas, subway systems offer a familiar and powerful frame of reference for understanding variations […]

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