eastern market fire

oh, how very sad today is. our local market, the historic eastern market on capitol hill, was gutted by an early morning fire. i took pictures this morning and will post them to my flickr account eventually. eastern market is a really unique and wonderful place. some of the merchants have been there for generations, […]

thanks to rostropovich

this morning, i twittered from my phone as i was listening to a cello solo on the radio from WETA while my wife walked one of our boys into school. it is raining today in DC, and as the drops fell softly on the windows and i listened to the music, it was the most […]

bill mccarren is the new npc manager

The National Press Club Board of Governors is pleased to announce it has hired Bill McCarren as the Club’s general manager. Get the story while it is posted on the front page of the npc site. i had the pleasure of working frequently with the outgoing gm john bloom, and wish him all the best […]

hey newspapers, earth day is coming

so, i work for a newspaper company that is also a network television company and an internet company… or is it a cable company that also owns newspapers… or is a floor wax and a dessert topping? well. anyhoo… jeff jarvis blogged about how many trees the newspaper industry is consuming the other day over […]


twitter is a funny place. playing around with it today while cleaning up some other chores, i started harvesting some friends. harvesting really feels like the right term, since the only way to get friends is through other friends – really a word of twitter type of set up. as i was trolling around friend […]

hdr photography

zipped by opposable-thumbs for the first time in a while and was blown away. bob’s playing around with HDR photography. i’d heard about it in passing, but thanks to bob’s links, i started down the rabbit hole into flickr’s HDR group. there is some amazing stuff in there. Talk about surreal.

Nielsen/Netratings drops pageviews as a metric

Saf blogged it over at lostremote today, but we’ve been talking about it for a long time. i’m practically jumping up and down for joy right now, and here’s why: with page views as the main currency in online revenue, online content has been designed around maximizing page views. this means shorter blasts and less […]