mine Isn’t Really Mine: 1st Issue Glitch

mine Isn't Really Mine: 1st Issue Glitch
(This is a follow up post to the mine magazine topic) I just received an email notifiying me that my first issue of mine doesn’t really contain the combination of magazine content I selected. mine ain’t mine no mo’. Personalizing content on the web just seems SO much easier. Oh well, for now, I’ll be ...

It Really *IS* All About Me, Mine and Me

It Really *IS* All About Me, Mine and Me
Flipping through the latest issue of Time magazine (March 30, 2009), I stopped at a page that read in a nice, thick, satisfying, sans-serify font: ‘mine. My Magazine. My Way.” I took the path offered to timeinc.com/mine and signed up to receive what was being promised as a “publication made just for (me)”.  Clicking through ...

New G.I. Bill Promises But Can Higher Ed Deliver?

New G.I. Bill Promises But Can Higher Ed Deliver?
What is old is new again: in this case, the “G.I. Bill 2.0″ is really just catching up to what our service people SHOULD have been receiving long ago. “This goes a long way toward making today’s GI Bill a kind of equalizer that the original GI Bill was,” said Suzanne Mettler, a professor of ...

DrupalCamp Philadelphia: A Tasty, Open Source Success!

DrupalCamp Philadelphia: A Tasty, Open Source Success!
I’m really happy that Nathan Gasser and Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg made this happen in Philadelphia. The sessions were divided into Beginner and Experienced. I sat through all but one of the novice sessions and was inspire by, not only the great number of attendees from the East Coast, but by the passion for Drupal displayed by ...

Google, It’s Difficult to *NOT* Love You.

Google, It's Difficult to *NOT* Love You.
I’ve tried keeping an analytical, objective, detached attitude towards Google. After all, it is a multi-gazillion-dollar-a-year company that may very well put my privacy at risk on the ‘net some day. However, as a user & admited lover of Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Poodle, etc. – I hate to admit that the new ...

Great Typography May Not Win You The Election

Great Typography May Not Win You The Election
I’m not alone in noting that Barack Obama’s campaign is showing one of the most sophisticated uses of typography during an election year in recent memory. Consistency in the elegant use of the Gotham typeface and the distinctive graphical elements that carry through from print to web to television are a graphic designer’s dream come ...

Oh What A Tweetooth we have! OverTweeted!

Oh What A Tweetooth we have! OverTweeted!
Ha! Just went to tweet and got the ‘Tweeter Is Over Capacity’. “What are you doing?,” it asks “Wondering about you,” I reply. What could the webizens be Tweeting about? Is it the time of day? Is is something in the news? I’m curiously pondering and eagerly awaiting to tweet. Let me in!!

Tylenol Shown to CAUSE Headaches … “We’re sorry, but we do not support your browser.”

Tylenol Shown to CAUSE Headaches ...
Having been given doctors orders to use the Oral Suspension version of Tylenol (bascially bubble-gum flavored goop Children’s tylenol), I headed over to the McNeill site to check out some product info. I’m a happy customer visiting the site on my new Mac running OS 10.4.11 and Firefox 2.0.0.16 … so, NOT quite an antiquated ...

Girls Under Trees

Girls Under Trees
Jared Spool’s excellent keynote address this past week at the 2008 Higher Ed Web Symposium @ UPenn was the perfect mix of humor and invaluable information. First, He really dug at us (Higher Eds) hard when he noted the overuse of the ‘girls under trees’ photocliche on many University homepages. As a female myself, I ...

Drop it Like it’s Drupal!

Drop it Like it's Drupal!
Ok, Drupal is Sexy and it’s Hot! I just spent two days at the Higher Education Web Symposium 2008 hosted by UPenn Medicine. First, the UPenn staff did an amazing job. Kudos to UPenn and in particular Ben Adams, the choreographer of the event! I was lucky enough to meet Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg, a Drupal Evangelist ...