Welcome to the “suptweet” blog – inspired by the “need for feed” - November 27, 2013. Happy Thanksgiving! And welcome comet ISON to the inner arena of the Solar System. The comet will swing around our star at about 1 p.m. ET and in the following days s will be visible en the west before sunrise. NASA has a video capture of the comet as it gets close from the last few days) sped up so it’s only a minute or so long.) NASA also will have a live webcast/hangout and expert commentators from 1-2 p.m.The SLOOH space camera should have feed tomorrow as well.
. *freebie* Many of my blog’s visitors read my advice and walk-throughs on installing a working Joomla locally on their Mac’s Apache server with MAMP. (coming soon Drupal! and a small local PHP/MySQL example input/output DB) They also take away my free pushpin images to make the web a more beautiful space.
*freebie* (note: Twitter 1.1 is out and there are issues with my code for complex curating/search criteria – will fix this soon) Plus and new, my coding how-to for taming the wild herds of #’s in your Twitter search/feed widget . Free code, free experience. “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want”
My mission is to share insight and to discuss the latest developments in Internet technology. Right up there is Apple’s iService (cloud powered stores, technologies, etc.) graphic status page. Is iTunes Store down? is a great service to check your cloud status.
- Mixing Bad – chemicals and film at the DC Independent Film Festival site
- Exploring Saylor.org‘s free university courses joining the surge to learn…more.
- My contributions (list and links) at China Daily Mail
Anyway, it’s important that citizens hear about the [messy] exploding networked world in plain, interesting—or even sarcastic, English (American variant). Big data can overwhelm comprehension in fact or shall we say, sometimes by intent. Winnowing it for friends and cohorts is important. An informed voter is way better than a blindly angry and uninformed one, if less predictable.
For the paranoid, refresh the fear with my mega-super-tweet on drones here and read about the craziness around the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as heard from Senator Wyden (update: this was recently passed into law).
at the CATO Institute. Be warned, you will have to chew up and devour your screen after reading. And you never heard this from me.
There’s such a level of happenings around here I have tentatively launched another blog, MediaSeenToo for fun and media news and a getting around in DC page with Metro/Weather/Maps. Also helping the peeps at MoveOnDC with their site and social networking.
Please follow me here as I produce articles that leverage a local’s access to some great resources and speakers local to the nation’s capitol city. I take my own photographs. I especially want to express gratitude to organizations like The Atlantic, The Brookings Institute, Ogilvy Public Relations, The Hudson Institute, The Palestine Center, George Mason University, American University, Georgetown University, CodePink, American Enterprise Institute, DC Linktank, CATO Instititute, The Newseum, The Stimson Center, The U.S.-Indonesian Society, The Middle East Institute, SAIS/Johns Hopkins/Nitze, The Library of Congress, China Daily Mail, The Atlantic Council, Busboys and Poets, Institute of World Politics, The Kissinger Institute, The McCain Institute, The Center For National Policy, Resources for the Future, Revenue Watch Institute, World Affairs Council (DC), Nextgov.com, The Heritage Foundation, and the U.S. Congress peanut gallery facility for being open and welcoming me in to many great events. And of course my wife who is downstairs texting me to get down there and make coffee.
I have completed a local install of both Joomla 1.5 and 2.5.2., 2.5.3 and the JCE editor. Running on my MacBook (OS X 10.6.8) under the Apache server using MAMP. Very cool. I have a very large site to migrate to Joomla this summer and I am studying. I am also installing a local Drupal that is not ready for prime time yet.
Today (July 25, 2012) my opinion letter to the Washington Post about the loopy craziness of another “blame it on Obama” diatribe was published. Joy.
- Joomla Security and Vulnerability Scanning (resources.infosecinstitute.com)
- HOW TO: Change the default 80 port of Apache Server when port 80 is busy with other application (howmenet.wordpress.com)
- Setting Up PHP (The Right Way*) on OS X (chrismcleod.me)
- MAMP, Xdebug, PEAR and a Few Other Acronyms (luke.gedeon.name)
- Global Internet Stats here 2005-2013 at Suptweet (suptweetblog.net)
- Survey shows 70% of Americans think global warming should be a priority, but… (treehugger.com)
- Practical Tips to Improve Network Security with What You Already Have: Part 1 of 2 (algosec.com)
- If I were to start from scratch on Twitter, this is what I’d do (jonworth.eu)