One thing I’ve been mildly-yet-obsessively entranced with for a number of years is how nicely Gawker plays with thumbnails: One of the minor irritations of modern web design is that, even you HTML the hell out a blog post to make it look perfect in terms of graphical layout, by... [Read More]
PoBoy Twitter Tracker 0.1: A small Python script to collect follower counts
At work, one of the things I have to do is keep tabs on a number of our Twitter accounts. Nothing spectacular, but with 50-ish accounts to keep track of, it gets to be a lot of overhead. So I automated it! [Read More]
Woe to ye who enter here
Yet another Michael Morisy journalism blog
In addition to here and the IT Watch Blog, I’m now blogging at MuckRock, a site dedicated to web-enabled citizen journalism tools. I’ll be writing about, er, citizen journalism, freedom of information laws, and any other little thing that strikes my fancy. [Read More]
First they came for the bikinis ...
Or rather, the lack thereof. A major German publisher, presumably in Apple’s ranks of the exempted (a “well-known company with previously published material available broadly in a well-accepted format,” as they put it to the Times), is pushing back on Apple’s suggestion that they tone down their racy content. [Read More]