Why I Bought an Electric Car

So it was time to retire my old, reliable 1999 Saturn station wagon. In the swapping arrangement we’ve established for automobiles, that meant that I’d get my wife’s old car and we’d buy her something new. At this stage of life, luxury cars seem enticing and that’s the market segment I investigated first. My wife’s […]

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Capturing the Blizzard

There’s yet another stage in the evolution of online communication that’s coalescing. Have you noticed it? It’s the emergence of curation tools. Offered free of charge by web developers who share your passion for capturing the fleeting bits of beauty, humor, wisdom and weirdness that you ingest through the screen every day. How did we […]

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Seeing Koyaanisqatsi Live

On November 3 I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite musical scores performed live by the New York Philharmonic: Philip Glass’ Koyaanisqatsi. Mr. Glass was on hand to participate in the performance, adding some subtle keyboards to a few select portions of the piece. The film itself was projected above the orchestra as they played. I […]

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The Dominant Platform for Life

If you’re in the web business it can be tough to explain to your colleagues — or even your boss — how much the world has changed with respect to communication in the last decade.  The old rules are out the window. Non-operative. The established communication structures that have been solidly bolted in place for […]

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What’s web design? This is!

Sometimes it’s easier to show than to tell.  Here’s a project from a couple of years ago. The charge was to redesign a community engagement site, incorporating revisions in content resulting from a hard-hitting analysis of the old site by an outside reviewer. One of the required elements of the redesign was that it project […]

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Dano’s Heuriger

So here’s a review of Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca, a little gem of a restaurant tucked away in the middle of nowhere in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The Finger Lakes, if you’ve never been there, are a lovely collection of long, narrow lakes oriented north-south in a particularly verdant part of […]

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What’s a developer…really?

What’s the difference between a developer and a programmer? We usually sling these terms around without distinction. Alan Skorkin has taken a stab at clearly defining the two. Here’s what he thinks a developer is: They write code. Making it well-factored and clean is important, but other factors often take priority. Math skills are very […]

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