Tutorial: How To Create Your Own URL Shortener 52

I’ve been thinking about posting this for a while now. Then came the announcement on Sunday, from URL shortening service tr.im, that they are shutting down, effective immediately. It brought to light the issues with relying on the cloud. Admittedly, this is not as devastating an announcement as your trusted e-mail, or even photo hosting, ...

Twitter Tracker

Funny not so much for its content, as its presentation.

He’s Just Not That Into Me 1

Well, this was a first. For the first time in over 20 years as a member of the digital universe (save for my foray into online dating): I’ve been rejected as a potential “friend” online. It was bound to happen, sure. But I didn’t expect it from someone I had actually met in real life. ...

Watch the Mars Phoenix Landing 2

Well, an artist’s rendering of it anyway, as I’m not aware of a ground crew set up for filming. Watch the Phoenix arrive at Mars, deploy its braking parachute, jettison its heat shield, fire its thrusters, land, unfurl its solar panels, deploy its instruments, scoop up some of Mars, and begin its analysis. See more ...

Twitter Explained 2

The folks over at Common Craft have put together another great instructional video on Twitter — what it is and why we use it. It explains everything about the orange box you see on the right. If you’re on twitter, shoot me an email and let me know!