Robert Denton

Staggering work of genius from Portland, Maine – Photographer, Designer, Taco Maker, Birder, Biker, Business Owner

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New Student Gateway at Bowdoin (built by a student!)

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Bowdoin College has incredible students and resources for them. In late spring the student it-cio advisory council committed to building a real portal like page for students to use — you know, one that’d be comparable to what you can get at Yahoo, Google, and many more places! The basic requirements/goals were: customizable and personalized […]

Mark Mulligan – More shots at Apple via YouTube speculation

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Mark Mulligan – More shots at Apple Another wild card that could upset the Apple cart is EMI (again) and Warner’s negotiations with YouTube over potentially having free music video content available funded by ad revenues. Apart from this being another indication that premium paid content models are still failing to make up meaningful ground […]

July 16, 2006 Links of Note

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

Tom Waits clips at NeedCoffee.com —- About Blingo A chance to win prizes via your search activity… helps if you have a group of people. Social software written into a marketing scheme… interesting. —- I’m sold! Woodflame bbq looks like a great alternative to the big, ugly, old gas grill soiling our patio or clogging […]

Citizen Action and Elections

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

HOTSOUP.com I am less impressed with this top-down approach to creating citizen opinion than I am with Campaigns Wikia: http://campaigns.wikia.com/wiki/Campaigns_Wikia …which is from the founder of WikiPedia. Besides, HotSoup gave me an .asp error on their little “tell us your opinion” widget. Bad mojo if you can’t handle setting up a simple web form. I […]

Project Communication

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Why Email is Broken What I mean by silo’ed is that email traps information into personalized, unsharable, unsearchable vacuums where no one else can access it – the Email Inbox. Think of your Email Inbox as a heavily fortified walled garden. Not mentioning the difficulties many have accessing their Email Inbox outside the corporate firewall, […]

Apple: Frugal to a Fault?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Apple: Frugal to a Fault? “Ultimately, for them to sustain their growth and be successful in the long term, they’re going to have to move in new directions and tackle some new product lines that they don’t have and haven’t historically done,” says Van Baker, an analyst who covers the company for industry research group […]

Birds online

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Birds – Cornell Lab of Ornithology Excellent site! If you click through to a story there is a link for an Interactive Analyzer.

Accessibility When? Accessibility Where?

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

ALAMEDA COUNTY / Blind student sues Target over firm’s Web site / It lacks software that allows access to visually impaired Basically an online retailer is being sued because their site does not meet accessibility standards that allow a blind person to participate. I knew it would be coming sooner or later. So where does […]

About.com switching to WordPress

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Photo Matt – About.com switching to WordPress (WP) This is huge. When I learned that About.com used MovableType (MT) for their CMS it was ammo for using MT more around our site to allow for easy content updating. The differences between the two are enormous and I’ll still use MT where I want the logic […]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

freesound :: home page Interesting free sound project. Snips, snaps, samples, cracks, pops… not songs — for effect.