I wrote an article called “Thoughtful Conversation Welcomed” in which I laid out the case for disabling Comments on your blog. My reasoning hinged around the fact that Links are more valuable (in Google-juice) than Comments. Authoritative inbound links are more interesting to Google than comments, so why not share links instead of comments?
Here’s a thought: When you are offended by something, you take offense. What if you chose not to take offense? What if you decided that being offended was not a state you wanted to remain in… so you let go of the feeling of being offended?
It is time to break our passion for time stamps, and move on to valuing quality over recency. “What’s he on about now?!?” I hear you cry. Online reviews. More specifically, how to let the quality reviews bubble to the surface, and make the stupid ones drop off the bottom!
I like to collect interesting patches and put them on a vest I’ve had for a long time now. Some of the patches date back more than 20 years, and I even have one or two from my childhood. Many years ago I found one that said, “Too many freaks, not enough circuses”. I realize […]
I don’t own a television, so while my friends are in Europe, I am living in their home where I have access to a tv with extensive cable. Generally speaking I am unimpressed with the offerings on cable tv, but have found some of the shows where people build cars, motorcycles, etc, to be a […]
Flipping on your turn signal does not give you the right to the space next to you. It indicates your intent to occupy that space. It starts the negotiation between you and the other drivers around you. Your turn signal is not a wedge. (This thought brought to you by me, inspired by a new […]
Sure, people of my generation were promised flying cars and all that stuff that hasn’t happened yet. (Although these guys are about 2 miles away from my house.) But from time to time it is the little things that remind me that we truly do live in the future… it just happens so fast we […]
A networking event the other day – hosted by the amazing and wonderful Barbara Breckenfeld – she asked us to indulge her for a bit at the beginning and participate in her “little woo-woo exercise”, I think is how she phrased it. And then she took us through a brief meditation. (You would probably recognize […]
If my site looks a little strange to you, well, it’s not you. It’s me. Really. I made some changes to the back end of my site in preparation for a big update… and broke everything. So, while support tries to figure out where I went wrong, I’ll take a few minutes and write this […]
Two things have been on my mind. I have not been able to shake them, and I just realized why: They parallel each other. The ideas seem to be wildly divergent: On the one hand, I have been marveling at the inability of the Obama administration to tell a compelling story; and on the other […]