Reintroducing Newstangle, or How I learned to stop worrying and love my blog

Let’s skip the usual rambling, expository introduction and get to the lists: Delicious is dying. Or it isn’t. Or it is. Depends on who you ask, I suppose. I like saving and tagging and sharing links. You may have noticed I worked for a company that made some tools to do that sort of thing. […]

The Inbox Zero Thing

I really, really, really, dislike “productivity” books. And gurus. And methods. And things that can generally be characterized as dogmatic. But I like this. I know I’m late to this party, but for years, I thought Inbox Zero was some sort of Getting Things Done-related madness involving a lot of folders and filters and whatnot. […]

Basic Maths for Invisible Inkling

Believe it or not, I’ve redesigned this blog, yet again. Well, sort of. Ahem, more accurate: Believe it or not, I purchased the Basic Maths WordPress theme by Khoi Vinh and Allan Cole. So here’s the deal. I’m tired of redesigning this blog. For more than five years, yes, it’s been my primary — albeit […]

So long, ReportingOn

In 2008, I was awarded a Knight News Challenge grant to build ReportingOn, a backchannel for beat reporters to share ideas, information, and sources. The goal of the project was to provide journalists of all stripes with a place to talk about content, not craft, or process, or skillset. I taught myself enough Django — […]