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SelfControl – A free Mac applicati...

SelfControl – A free Mac application to help you avoid distracting websites
Self Control App is a free, open source way to regain your productivity. If you’re like me, you often find yourself browsing to other websites when you’re really supposed to be getting something done. Sometimes it takes hours to get back on track. For years I’ve been looking for a simple way to block myself from going to certain sites during work hours, or after work...

Posting to Geographies and Subscribing t...

Posting to Geographies and Subscribing to Interests on Twitter
Topics and Interests, Geographical Publishing, and Subscriptions I like Twitter, but not all of it. I like what people post on Twitter, but not all of it. I’d like to be able to filter out parts of what people talk about. I don’t want to read posts about politics, for instance, or sports, babies and what people ate for lunch. Other people might love these parts of a...

An Introduction to Ward Cunningham’...

An Introduction to Ward Cunningham’s Smallest Federated Wiki
History Wiki-founder Ward Cunningham shared his idea of a Smallest Federated Wiki SFW during IndieWebCamp this June. In a few short weeks, he brought his idea to life and is inviting others to work with him on it! What is SFW? The Smallest Federated Wiki project wants to be small in the “easy to learn powerful ideas” version of small. It wants to be a wiki so that strangers...

Bram Pitoyo reviews Coda – a one window ...

In this video, Bram Pitoyo will show you how why he likes to use Coda, a one-window web development tool for Mac OSX created by Panic Software (a local Portland Company!). Along the way, he’ll demonstrate a few different features of Coda, as well as some of the more efficient ways to use it. If you haven’t tried Coda before, you can get the software from the Panic...

Tools for Visualizing Facebook Social Gr...

Facebook Graph in 3 Dimensions Made with UCINet, NetDraw and Mage. You can do this for your network. Simply see these instructions: cyborganthropology.com/Network_Visualization Using Netvizz and Gephi to analyze a Facebook network Read more at the Sociomatic Blog Here’s what the output looks like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49155467@N06/4583993987/sizes/o/ Made with My Online...

Quickly build a multi-user Delicious clo...

If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a lot of bookmarks saved on Delicious. If you’re not, you might know someone who does. With Delicious going offline, the question is where people are going to be taking their Delicious bookmarks? If you have a Delicious account (created after the Yahoo! acquisition), your only download option is a html download exporting to...

Loqi.me Wins Most Useful App and Best in...

On Thursday, 29 October 2010 Portland CivicApps announced the winners of Round 2 of Apps for Greater Portland competition. Loqi.me, an entry created originally for the International GWOB hackathon by Aaron Parecki and I won Most Useful App and Best in Show. We were both surprised and excited to meet Mayor Sam Adams and learn about the other award-winning applications (all of which are...

Loqi.me Wins Grand Prize in GWOBorg Inte...

On 10.10.10, Aaron Parecki and I participated in an international hackathon put on by Geeks Without Bounds. We finished at 4:30Am, just in time to submit the app and explain it over the hackathon IRC channel. Results A few hours later, we learned that we won one of the grand prizes of $1010! Because we listed NedSpace as a helper, they were also awarded a matching $1010.  All of the...

Another Open Response to the Portland De...

This is PDC’s third and final survey undertaken in the process of identifying initiatives that will create a more thriving software cluster in the Portland region. Their first survey in April benefited from the involvement of more than 280 respondents who identified the issues that affect the region’s software professionals most. Their second survey looked into the issues...

An Open Response to the Portland Develop...

PDC recently  released the next instantiation of their State of the Software Market survey. It’s designed to dive deeper into their conversation with the software community. For purposes of transparency, I thought it might be interesting to post my responses as an open response to the survey. Below are all of the questions and my responses. I don’t have the right ones...

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