Small business free and open source thought exercise

Sometimes when I’m driving long distances or trying to fall asleep, I give myself little thought exercises along the lines of the following: If I knew someone who was going to start a small business with 10 or fewer employees and he or she wanted to maximally use free or…

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Blog remodeling

Effective January 1, 2010, this site does not use Drupal and instead uses only WordPress. This last week I experimented with a couple of different ways of reorganizing this blog and making it easier for me to extend the website in the future. The first thing I looked at was…

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Thinking about publishing

Lately I’ve been thinking about doing a writing project, possibly a book. This is not new, as I have this urge on a fairly regular basis. One thing that’s holding me back is that I’ve already been involved in two book publishing activities. The first was in 1991-92 when Dick…

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Slideshare

My IBM colleague Adam Christensen introduced me this morning to slideshare.net. Essentially, it’s like youtube but for presentations. It understands PowerPoint, PDF, ODF and a few other formats. While you can view the presentations on the website, you can also embed them in other sites. Here’s an example with the…

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Playing with the numbers, baseball and politics

Many diehard baseball fans love to play with the numbers, the statistics, associated with the game. One reason is that there are just so many of them, but the other is the hope that somehow they might predict the future for your favorite player or team. If you are into…

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Twitter meets WordPress

Before I get into this, let me point to Alex King’s excellent and comprehensive Twitter Tools. It does just about everything you can imagine involving connecting Twitter and WordPress. You can Twitter when you publish a blog entry or, conversely, publish WordPress digests of your Twitter tweets. While I don’t…

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