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Tether Relaunches iPhone Version

Tether is an application (2 apps – one for your Mac/PC and one for your iPhone/BB/Andriod)  that allows you to share Internet access from your phone to your  laptop (or other wifi device)  using your smartphone’s data plan. No need for jailbreaking or paying extra for WiFi hotspots or data “tethering” plans. I have not […]
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ManageWP vs the rest: remote WordPress site management

Some great new tools out there to monitor and update a number of WordPress sites from one central place. Here’s some notes I’ve gathered – please share your experiences in  the comments. WHY REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF WORDPRESS SITES? As part of my services as a web developer and WordPress expert, I have to manage many websites […]
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What’s the difference between a logotype and a logomark?

When clients ask me to design a logo for their business I always start with this discussion of what kind of “logo” they need A “logo” is often made of a logotype and a logomark. But not every business needs both. Usually when using the word “logo” people are thinking of logotype. A logotype is the name of […]
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The Great Wall & Felishino in NYTimes

The 2nd time in 4 weeks that a client of mine was featured in  the NYTimes…. congrats to the Great Wall… THE GREAT WALL OF OAKLAND On the first Friday night of each month, a large wall of an Oakland office complex morphs into an outdoor theater. A projector on a nearby rooftop shows videos […]
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OPEN SHOW @ Apple Store

Best of OPEN SHOW 2011 SHOW DATE January 19, 2012 (Thurs) 7-9pm VENUE Apple SF Store 1 Stockton St., San Francisco (map) WHAT I’M DOING I’ll be giving a 20min artists talk (slideshow) of my Interface series—this is an encore presentation of what I presented last year at Stanford. WHAT IS OPEN SHOW Rapidly growing […]
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Compleat: paper cup with integrated lid

Paper or plastic? When it came to cups the answer was always “both” since you didn’t have a choice. Now we do. So the main goal here is to make plastic, carry-out lids obsolete.The design has flaps similar to takeout cartons that fold over to seal in cold or hot beverages, while creating a sipping […]
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Switch from Godaddy (WordPress.org) to WordPress.com for SEO

Happy New Year everyone. Some more notes about SEO and WordPress and various hosting options… An interesting account of one person’s experience with Godaddy and WordPress Hosting. Continual frustrations, annoyances and poor value for my money I switched from my old hosting provider (Godaddy), to WordPress.com because Godaddy was giving me issues every other week, […]
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Panoramic Video: Kogeto vs GoPano

Neat stuff – 3 options for little gadgets that attach to your iPhone and allow you to shoot 360 degree videos. goPano I see complains about fuzzy videos and an explanation that teaches alot about how it works. But my main issue with this is that it wont shoot stills – that might be more fun for […]
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WordPress SEO Research Tools

In this article I will review some web-based tools and some WordPress plugins that can help your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) process on your website. Web-based tools Google AdWords Keyword Tool This tool helps you evaluate the usefulness of keywords and helps you find related terms for your WordPress based site.  Just input a series […]
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Holiday Party & Fundraiser for ME’DI.ATE / Soundwave Festival

Thanks to those that supported this great event I had a piece in last week. The event is over now but the Soundwave Festival it supports will be coming to San Francisco next year — it’s always got something interesting to offer. Intersection for the Arts Chronicle Building 925 Mission Street (@ 5th), Suite 109 […]
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