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Two Brain Cells Is a Lot in Some Places

Some old friends of mine are quoted in Tech Radar’s elegy to GeoCities. My soundbite is on page two. “The…

If It Bleeds, It Leads

With my month-long experiment in daily posting a week away from its blissful conclusion, I thought I’d check to see…

Operators Are Standing By

Inspired by Ev and pressured by my last-minute adoption of NaBloPoMo, I’ve decided to open the floor to questions and…

The Wrong Fork

Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia has a great riff I’ve heard him deliver in several interviews. It goes something like this:…

DePo Clean WordPress Theme

So my dalliance with Hemingway has come to an end. No offense to Kyle Neath – it’s a really lovely…

Miss Me?

So I’m back. Why? A few reasons. I’ve got a few posts percolating in me and I need a place…

Will Post for Money

Or: Consumer-Made Media and the Almighty Buck Jason Calacanis is the P.T. Barnum of the weblog world. Barnum took a…

10 Insights on Blogs from PEW

Notable insights from the PEW Internet study on blogging: 1. “The most popular topic among bloggers is their life and…

The Powazek World Tour

Today I embark on the very exciting 2006 Powazek World Tour. (Well, if you consider Portland and DC the world…

Death to User-Generated Content

Dear internet, Can I make a suggestion? Let’s all stop using the phrase “user-generated content.” I’m serious. It’s a despicable,…


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Hi, I’m Derek. I live in San Francisco and make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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