Diversions


Simple Static Sites for the Rest of Us

Every now and then, I (or someone I know) have a need to create a very simple website. Now, regrettably the de facto website builder for the world has for a long time been Wordpress. And that's fine if you need a blog.

But what if you just need a …

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Comfortably uncomfortable, proudly Pelican

Pelican

That's right folks. This is a blog post about blogging. How very 2004 of me. I apologize in advance, but stick with me here for a second.

In the past year or so we have seen a boat-load of new web publishing platforms emerge, typically with hipster typography and minimalist …

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Snippet scraping

USA's Foluke Akinradewo, 2011

A part-time writing assignment that I took on a few years back was reporting on international volleyball matches here in Japan. Because I love sports, this is one of the most enjoyable gigs I've ever done. But there were some friction points that arose during my court-side writing process. I'd …

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Contemplating Data Tools After the Quake

Like many people in the weeks following the earthquake, I found myself trying to wrap my head around radiation data. I've been a big fan of data journalists/geeks for the past couple of years, and many of these people were doing great work after the quake. I tried to …

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