Category: Tech

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Vanishing in the Digital Age – Evan Ratliff at Picnic

I came across this presentation by Evan Ratliff about Wired’s Vanish contest. I’d never seen and it was nice to hear him share the story. Ratliff has had a big year, his startup publishing platform Atavist was acquired by WordPress’s...

/ January 9, 2019
Google is Watching You

A Brief History of B&H Photo and the Google Creep Factor

I very much enjoyed this Brief History of B&H Photo which appeared on YouTube the other night. I’ve been a long time customer of theirs and have almost always had excellent experiences. But there’s one creepy footnote to how I...

/ December 16, 2018

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 iOS App May Speed Up Your iPhone

I tried out Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver for iOS and it does seem to improve the speed of my mobile web browsing. The app looks up internet addresses more quickly and more privately than your ISP’s DNS. Likely due to...

/ November 16, 2018
Amazon Passes trillion revenue

Amazon Surpasses $1 Trillion in Cumulative Revenue

Trillion Dollar Milestone Reached in Company’s 25th Year When Amazon announced its third quarter results ending September 30, 2018, its $56.6 billion in net sales brought its cumulative revenue to $989.57 billion1. It also announced guidance for net sales this quarter of...

/ November 11, 2018

Google Protecting Privacy of Inhabitants of Street Murals

In development of Portland Wild, I discovered Google blurring the faces depicted in public art murals.

/ October 23, 2018

The “Portland” Wild Dysfunction of Twitter Support

Website Launch Leads to Multiple Twitter Suspensions If you imagine the most dysfunctional government in the world, that would be akin to Twitter Support. You need access to a vital resource but you can’t get anyone to help you. As...

/ October 22, 2018
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Announcing Portland Wild – your guide to the wildness of the urban landscape

Introducing Portland Wild I’m excited to share PortlandWild.com with you, a new visual guide to Portland’s public art murals, its Heritage Trees and Little Free Libraries: The Inspiration During my time in Portland, I’ve been amazed by its beautiful trees....

/ October 21, 2018