Tag: opensource

  • Firefox Tip – Use the ^ Search Operator

    This list of 11 secret Firefox tips is fantastic! Number 2 will change your life! OK, that’s overselling it a lot. Many of those I already knew, but the second tip really is great: Search for a needle in a tabstack Tab hoarders, we see you. Heck, we are you. Don’t ever let anyone shame […]

  • A step toward replacing Facebook

    One of the things I noted when I left Facebook was that I ended up outsourcing my social labor to my wife. Sarah Jeong wrote a great piece for The Verge about her experiences without Facebook, and found similar gaps in the Facebook-less life. The real problem only began to present itself much later. I […]

  • OS X? Adium.

    On OS X? Using iChat? Time to switch to Adium. I tried Adium maybe a couple years ago and was underwhelmed, so when I started hearing people talk about it I figured that it wasn’t anything worth checking out. Eventually the buzz got to me and I downloaded it again. Guess what? In a couple […]

  • CitizenSpeak Colophon

    There were two projects in getting CitizenSpeak up and running: Developing the CitizenSpeak module and creating the CitizenSpeak site. While they were intertwined, they also provided distinct educations. I found that the I18n module can serve dual purposes; it provides the Spanish language interface to the site as well as allowing us to customize standard […]

  • Developing the CitizenSpeak Module

    Yes, another CitizenSpeak post. I’ll probably do one more after this about how the site is configured, and then updates as events warrant. This time I want to talk about developing the module. I’ll admit that it’s been a while since I started working on the CitizenSpeak module. Part of it was that I was […]

  • More About the CitizenSpeak Update

    In the announcement yesterday I wrote that I would be blogging more about CitizenSpeak, and with this post the prophesy has come to pass. Organizations have had tools like Capitol Advantage to create advocacy campaigns for quite some time. Those tools aren’t necessarily accessible for small or ad-hoc efforts due to the cost involved. CitizenSpeak […]

  • CitizenSpeak Re-launches!

    Remember when I begged for money months ago? Well it payed off, and now the new CitizenSpeak has re-launched. Briefly, CitizenSpeak is a site that allows people to create and host email campaigns. It allows ad-hoc organizing around any issue that puts a bug up someone’s butt. I’ll probably blog more about it later this […]