Category Archives: Insights

Define “Web”

John Gruber, in response to Chris Dixon: It’s possible that the word “web” is too tightly associated with HTML/CSS/JavaScript content rendered in web browsers — that if I want to make a semantic argument, I should be saying it’s the … Continue reading

Pesky Freedom of Speech

In my life, I’ve seen maybe one full episode of Duck Dynasty. It’s a well-made show about people I couldn’t give a crap about, doing something I am not interested in, and having fun doing it. Suffice to say, I … Continue reading

Web and Native, Sitting in a Tree

Last night I read the delightful “Web Apps vs. Native Apps Is Still a Thing” by my he-doesn’t-know-me internet pal John Gruber. It’s a great piece, in response to this article from Wired. The most salient point here: Andreessen does … Continue reading

I Made an App

A few of my friends and co-workers already know this, but I’ve been working on an app in my off hours. Why?

Tragedy of the Commons

I can’t say I’m an unbiased voice in this, because I worked (several years ago now) at WCET-TV, a public access TV station that serves the Hudsonville, Georgetown/Jenison, and Grandville communities. But this is something that has been going on … Continue reading

The Talk Show leaves 5by5

I’m not a big “hey, news” blog, but this has been one of my favorite shows, so I’m inclined to comment. The Talk Show has moved over to Mule Radio Syndicate.  

Clean, fresh air.

This post is about SOPA/PIPA.  It’s not too late, because the fight isn’t over yet.

Moving on. So move on.

It sucks having to say goodbye to a client.  Especially when your clients are good people, and they’ve treated you fairly. Unfortunately, I’m in that position right now.  It wouldn’t be fair for me to pretend that I can still … Continue reading

From Bed, No. 1

So I’m becoming a dad. I guess that could be scary, and there are things that I’m scared about. But being scared, being afraid, is usually about knowing something could happen, that you have no control over, and fearing it … Continue reading

Rewriting the Co-op

This is a second chapter in a series – the first chapter is “Starting the Co-op.” Following that first successful cycle, we decided to wait through New Year’s, 2007 to open a new cycle.  This gave me a nice, solid … Continue reading