Monday October 29th 2007, 10:46 am

I’ve discovered that in Spanish, a word for internet users is “internautas”. As in “internauts”, like astronauts.
I’m totally going to call myself an internaut from now on.

Subjects: spanish, web.internet

Not the first one to think of Open networks

Thursday September 27th 2007, 3:56 pm

Apparently I’m not the first person to think of this sort of thing. As I said, the real hurdle would be getting popular sites like MySpace and Facebook do adopt any sort of “openid” standard.

Subjects: ideas, internet, social networking, web 2.0

Social networking XML platform

Thursday September 27th 2007, 3:44 pm

Here’s an idea that just occurred to me.
The problem with social networks is not their bad software. It’s that you’re bound to their bad software. An additional problem is that you have to sign up and have separate accounts for all your social networking sites, so if you use MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal, Friendster, etc., you […]

Pine to Gmail

Wednesday August 15th 2007, 2:10 pm

for the last 7 or 8 years or so, I’ve been checking my email ( and its variations) by ssh’ing directly into my mail server and using Pine. For a text-online email program, Pine had a lot of great features, including spell checking, folders, and nicknames for addresses in your addresses book, and I liked […]

The Master Page and Feed

Thursday April 26th 2007, 1:58 pm

Using Tumblr, I’ve put together a master page and feed of all the things I do here on the Internets, including this site, my LiveJournal, my tags, and Wet Asphalt. So if you prefer, you can follow my ramblings over there, either by checking the master page or putting the feed into your feed […]

Naked experimentation

Monday July 03rd 2006, 4:56 pm

I nakedly expirimenting with promoting Wet Asphalt stuff on Digg. Here’s the entry for the Kelly Link Reading Versus Watching.
digg - “RVW” on Kelly Link, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Solaris
Unfortunately, there’s no subcategory in entertainment for books or novels, so I have to classify it under television. This is a sadly predicatable oversight on […]

Social Networking for Bookworms

Wednesday June 28th 2006, 1:49 pm

WSJ on — - Social Networking for Bookworms
“Myspace for bookworms,” huh?
Via Blog of a bookslut

Subjects: books, internet

Slate redesigned

Tuesday June 27th 2006, 2:04 pm

Check out Slate’s new redesign
Subjects: internet, publishing

Bloggers = book deals

Sunday April 09th 2006, 7:27 pm

Apparently “books based on blogs are selling like hotcakes.” How did I not get in on this trend? I practically invented blogging.

Subjects: internet, publishing, blogging

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