Robert Denton

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

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Google show us some love

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Bowdoin College Google, why can’t you include Bowdoin College in your index sooner? We had an incident whereby you deleted our entire site from your index… there was no way to cancel the operation. The remove URL function is not super friendly. We bought a Google Mini to rectify the lack of internal search engine […]

Ning – Social Software Lubricant!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Ning is a free online service (yeah but if it’s a service how’ll it remain free?) allowing one to easily build and use social applications. What is social software? It tends to be a web application enabling one to post content, e.g., photos, bookmarks, reviews, and easily match, transact, or communicate with other people. The […]

Hidden Features

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

This is the Adobe Help Center window (another “product annoyance” is that Adobe ships with an Opera installation rather than use IE & WebKit). I searched for “corner radius” because I thought the only way to change the radius of a corner on a box was to option-click with the tool and use the dialog. […]

Farewell Friedman, Later Dowd, See ya Kristof, Wouldn't want to be ya Brooks

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

TimesSelect: Overview Don’t forget to mark your calendars — September 19th is when the New York Times closes its doors on the web. Well, they are calling it “TimesSelect” which will be: new service from The New York Times providing exclusive online access to Op-Ed columnists, The Archive, Web tools and more. It was nice […]

Gasoline Price History

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Gasoline Price History

Paul Graham on open source and blogging

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Paul Graham on open source and blogging | Between the Lines | This is a great recounting of what sounds like a fun keynote to listen to. Here are some excerpts: People work harder on things they like The standard office is unproductive Bottom-up works better than top-down I hope this becomes an essay […]

Anything But iPod – About

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Anything But iPod – About With the iPod there are no decisions to make; you give up your right to choose. You are just another face in the crowd, with the same player and the same service. With other mp3 players you have the right to choose from several different services and with those services […]

Copyright Timeline

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

Copyright Timeline Since the Statute of Anne almost three hundred years ago, U.S. law has been revised to broaden the scope of copyright, to change the term of copyright protection, and to address new technologies. For several years, the U.S. has considered and acted on copyright reform. The Canadian government is considering copyright reform as […]

Outrage and Silence – New York Times

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

With the impending lock down of content at the New York Times (editorial section will require a subscription starting in September) I thought it was a decent time to make note of this and speak an opinion or forecast what I believe will be the outcome. Two thoughts: obsolescence and class. The New York Times […]

E Ink

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

E Ink In addition to its paper-thin package, a typical Ink-In-Motion display can animate continuously for up to 6 months using just two AA batteries. These displays are ideal for high-impact POP signs in retail environments where access to power outlets are often limited. In addition to long battery life, these displays can be easily […]