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How to Install the Ghost Blogging Platform

Getting Started This tutorial describes how to install the open source Ghost blogging platform on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at Digital Ocean. You’ll want to have a domain name or sub-domain registered for the app, e.g. http://yourghostblog.com. If you don’t have a registrar or...

/ September 30, 2014

How to Install Four Google News Reader Alternatives

2015 may mark the rebirth of the blog. This year, Medium’s raised $25 million, WordPress raised $160 million and Dave Winer is trying to help Facebook tear down the wall around its garden. I thought it might be a good time to revisit alternatives to...

/ August 31, 2014
Someone on the Internet is Wrong

How to Respond to Internet Trolls and Internet Rage

I’ve posted a short how to on responding to Internet trolls at Medium: So, you’ve been attacked by trolls? Here’s what to expect: Your phone will vibrate incessantly with Twitter mentions. You’ll receive angry, obscenity filled emails and anonymous comments on...

/ August 28, 2014

Shining Light on Internet Rage

Today, I published Shining Light on Internet Rage: Shaming People Online is Easy; Making Change in the Real World is Not about the controversy that erupted over my earlier essay, Shining Light on Cutoff Culture. The outrage against me began when a feminist...

/ August 21, 2014

The Five Ways Health Insurers Define Deductible

If Merriam-Webster had anything to do with it, the concept of a deductible would be simple — the “amount of money that you have to pay for something (such as having your car fixed after an accident) before an insurance...

/ July 21, 2014

Rolling with Beyonce and Jay-Z

Apparently, SeattleMet included me in their July Perfect Party for having written the popular article on Amazon’s impact on Seattle dating. I’m sure Beyonce and Jay-Z were just as psyched as I was. Postscript: A really wonderful outcome from this was...

/ July 16, 2014

Selling Domain Names Heating Up

Update: In the past month, UnitedKids.com sold for $299, and I sold my first two io domains, Therapy.io for $500 and Snowboard.io for $1000. While some people worried that the emergence of new gTld extensions (e.g. .ninja) would flood the...

/ June 18, 2014