Monthly Archives: September 2005

An Upload Manager for the User-Writable Web

Uploading a bunch of photos to my Flickr account as well a live performance art recording to MFDZ in the last couple of days, I began to get frustrated with how the file upload process as a whole works on … Continue reading

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The Struggle To Right Oneself: On Artists’ Statements

Art critics, especially good ones, are fond of saying that there are few forms of writing less creative than art criticism, that groping struggle to hang heavy, awkward words on the ethereal and ineffable. Each time I’ve tried my hand … Continue reading

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The Linux Long Tail Clarified

So, in addition to posting my previous entry on “the Long Tail of Linux developers” to this blog, I also emailed a version of it to Chris Anderson himself. Much to my surprise and delight, he responded within a day … Continue reading

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The Long Tail of Linux Kernel Developers

Along with many others, I’ve been following the development of a set of ideas about the rising importance of niche markets in a world with ever-decreasing costs of production, storage, and communication called The Long Tail by Wired Magazine editor … Continue reading

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Flickr’s Interestingness and Images of Katrina

Recently, Flickr released a new feature they call “interestingness“: There are lots of things that make a photo ‘interesting’ (or not) in the Flickr. Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when; who marks it as … Continue reading

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Back with a New Strategy

Recently, I’ve been off on one of my all-too-frequent blogging vacations. There are many causes for them: busy periods in my various projects, a lack of motivation to write, large scale posts that become overly ambitious and that I therefore … Continue reading

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