Yep. Chilly.

Twitter to restrict user content in some countries, according to Reuters. This is more an instant deep freeze than a chilling effect. We’ve managed to fend off government attempts to …

Aggregated Aggregation

Aggregation of ownership within the media business has continued to the point that only six sets of management-types control 90% of information content, including what passes for news, available commercially to Americans. The view of who’s supplying what information is even less clear in the mashed up muddle of distributed and aggregated content.

Netflix to IFLA: Huh?

So count me as +1 for the Netflix customers (or maybe the correct term in Netflix’s case is potential former customers) who are puzzled and disappointed by the company’s remarkably …

Yeah, .htaccess this!

Oof. My brain is largely mush at this moment, thanks to a battle spanning 2 days with the evil, nasty mod_rewrite function in my hosting environment. This site is hosted …

DRM smackdown

Well, here’s a good idea! My speculation that publishers might be getting a handle on their rights management problems appears to have been nothing but wild optimism, or at least …

Static flows

A few years ago, early in my transition from editor to IT goon, I had a weird experience that was formative of my IT persona in a lot of ways. I had to send email to a very busy director-level decision maker about some aspect of her program’s web presence. I don’t recall even a tiny detail of what the issue was, but I vividly remember the form of her reply.

Trailing edge

Google got me to a pay archive site, but no login, no access. The Denver Public Library site has this Databases A-Z function, though. Cool, except every link on the page generates a 404 not found error. Every one. But the DPL site also has a chat function called Ask a Librarian.