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SF Camerawork’s 2011 Benefit Auction: 2 Interface images

I’m honored to be included in this auction again. It features works by more than 200 artists. It’s a great show and supports a great institution. Last year I had a small lightbox and this year I am donating 2 small Interface images – to be sold as a diptych. Thursday, 11/3/2011: Preview Exhibition 5-8pm Saturday, 12/3/11: […]
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The Design Process – diagrammed

    A great representation of the design process. It is called the “Squiggle” — created by Damien Newman from Central Office of Design. (released under a Creative Commons License.)  
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Open Studios 2011

Please join me during Artspan Open Studios to see my latest works on Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd from 11am to 6pm. My studio is located at 16 Abbey (off 17th between Church and Dolores: map) in the Mission District in San Francisco. I will show some new and in-progress panoramas and my new, smaller […]
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WordPress e-commerce plugins

I’ve been researching a number of new plugins that extend the functionality of the WordPress E-Commerce plugin. Why reinvent a dead horse? eCC http://www.webgility.com Free for 15 days. Then starts at $99 +$20/mo Summary: QuickBooks integration application designed to deliver a comprehensive eCommerce management solution: Keep your QuickBooks current and accurate Streamline order fulfillment Manage […]
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WordPress Vulnerability in “TimThumb” theme script

websense offers this graph of the recent “timthumb” security issue. I have certainly had my hands full tracking this bugger down and cleaning it up. This is a good argument for managed WordPress hosting where an expert keeps an eye on these issues for you.     via: Vulnerability in TimThumb WordPress Plugins – The Effects […]
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Solar power for the most needy…

Simpa networks invented a system where poor people can buy a solar system to light their homes and charge their cell phones but they don’t have to pay for it all up front. They pay as they go via cell phone and avoid the higher expense of kerosene—which is cheaper to buy up front but […]
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WCSF: Notes from WordCamp (part 2: WordPress theme framework review site?)

One framework to rule them… One idea I had recently (and discussed with Ryan of WPCandy and others at WordCampsf2011) was to create a WordPress theme framework review site. I’d like to present this idea here and see if anyone is interested in pursuing this idea with me. There are so many frameworks out there. […]
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Add Twitter & Facebook to WordPress, the new Social plugin

MailChimp hired Alex King to make this hot new plugin. I have not used it but there is alot of positive buzz around this new tool. I look forward to trying it soon.   Social is a new WordPress plugin that makes it easier for you to connect your WordPress site to other social web […]
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WCSF: Notes from WordCamp 2011

WordCampSF2011. Lots of great conversations and presentations. Here’s some notes and links… 2 apps for converting a WordPress site to a mobile app. Curiously, they both seem to come from Israeli startups. There’s an entrepreneurial flavor to the fallafel I suppose. wiziapp.com: not free and iOS only uppsite.com: Free and connects to Anroid as well […]
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inventables.com – Soft Gel Magnets!

Wow, what a fun store. All kinds of strange tools that let you invent new stuff. It’s like mind candy.     Inventables is the innovator’s hardware store, selling all kinds of materials in small quantities for purchase with a credit card. Product developers, researchers, artists, and inventors purchase products from our store every day […]
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