|San Francisco, California. February, 2010.
This site aids my work as a computer consultant providing support for individuals, small businesses, and schools. I also use it to develop Sidelines and Debates on topics that interest me. These topics may bear on computing issues and/or provide a means to test web tools and design.
The Macintosh is my preferred tool.
I believe that networking protocols are developing in more interesting directions than operating systems.
1 Identifying my computing needs
2 Planning deployment. My advise still is: read them and keep them.
tools, guidelines, and email
the technical tsunamis that are changing all our lives.
with clients and colleagues
I purchase equipment/software through New Egg and Apple.
In the early days I read all the manuals.
I contract with pair.com for internet access and a web server.
I use Adobe's Dreamweaver, Barebones' BBEdit, and raw coding as necessary.
2 Planning deployment.
My advise still is: read them and keep them.
3 Tracking operating system(s)
MacOS X has Unix at its core, an implementation of BSD (Berkeley Standard Distribution). It was built for networking. Few problems with viruses. It's small market share makes it less of a target.
|Security||Bandwidth||The Farther Shore|
Backup everything to multiple media. Store copies offsite, and rotate.
Post nothing private or proprietary on the Internet. Say nothing in email that you wouldn't want published on the front page of a national newspaper, or broadcast on C-SPAN.
The more the better!
Dave Winer's scripting.com was the original inspiration for this site. Dave is constantly scanning that farther shore, and his work has been a model-in-progress for how to create community, software, and business over the Internet. In that order.
Dave Winer is also the father of RSS and blogging.
||Esther Dyson's Newsletter (especially the free abstracts) was one of the best sources of information about the future of the Internet. That's no accident- she's Freeman's daughter (and George's sister! Her present interest in going into space herself is characteristic of the imagination and drive of the generation of people that pioneered the Internet.|
Created 7/7/98. Last Updated 2/10/2010
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