Switching to Vim with Dvorak 2012-02-14

Password Security (For Your Own Good) 2011-08-02

Lessons from Old Spice Man’s Social Web Ubiquity 2010-07-16

Originally posted on the dynamIt Blog.

Lessons in Touch App Design From a 3 Year Old 2010-06-01

Originally posted on the dynamIt Blog.

Website vs. Web App – What’s the Difference? 2010-04-29

Originally posted on the Dynamit Blog

So Where Does This iPad Thing Fit? 2010-04-15

Originally posted on the dynamIt Blog.

Introducing the dynamIt URL-shortening API 2010-04-06

Originally posted on the dynamIt Blog.

Use Magic Mouse Swipe to Switch Tabs in Firefox 2009-11-11

I picked up my Apple Magic Mouse a couple weeks ago, and I am totally in love with it. However, most of the programs I regularly use for web development don’t take advantage of the two-finger swipe gesture. Luckily, Firefox includes support for gestures that let me set up my mouse to switch tabs with the left/right swipe!

Farewell COSI, Hello dynamIt 2009-08-17

As of the end of the month, I will be moving on from my current position as Web Manager at COSI to join the web engineering and design team at dynamIt.

Synchronizing Novell GroupWise Calendar with iPhone 2009-06-09

As the Web Manager for a science center, I get a lot of people who come to me at work with random technology questions. For a couple of months, I have had coworkers asking me how they might be able to synchronize their Novell GroupWise calendar at work with their iPhone. I have always just typed in important appointments into the iPhone by hand, but yesterday I did a little Google searching, and I found out that GroupWise to iPhone synching can actually be quite seamless when you use the right middleman: Google Calendar!

Museum Social Media Categories? 2009-02-09

After last week’s Museum 2.0 post about our social media experiments at COSI, I’ve been continuing to think quite a bit about how museums engage in the various networks available for their use. What I’ve since pieced together is three areas of social media use for museums that each come with their own unique challenges for acceptance with the institution. Here is a little brain dump of my working model:

A Little Help? 2009-01-06

My excuse for sporadic updates? I’ve been crazy busy with miscellaneous site changes, a new movie, a coming traveling exhibit, and pages for two new permanent exhibit installations (one complete, one under construction). So where do I find time to continue progress on the site redesign? Well, to be blunt, I don’t!

Two New Launches! 2008-12-12

I promise to get back to the Yammer series, but maybe this post will help explain why there’s been a little break in them

New Home Page...Finally! 2008-11-19

After weeks of work, I was very excited to officially launch the NEW COSI.org home page today!

Yammer at COSI (Part 2 of ?) - Signing Up 2008-11-13

I have had some good response to my first blog about Yammer (the Yammer Team even Twittered about it!), so I figure I’ll try to keep the momentum going (and keep you from waiting) by continuing the conversation today.

Yammer at COSI (Part 1 of ?) - What is Yammer? 2008-11-12

Last week I had the fun experience of leading a couple of internal training sessions at COSI about Yammer. As a service to those who were unable to attend and as a resource to those of you who don’t work at COSI, I will be blogging through the content we covered in these sessions. At any point, you may also elect to go rogue and just read the tutorials and help documents at www.yammer.com (which conveniently enough is also where you sign up for Yammer…but that will be covered in my next post).

Feeling Wanted 2008-10-10

One quick update before I take off for the weekend ;)

A Little Give and Take... 2008-10-03

Tuesday night, I attended the monthly meeting of the Columbus Social Media Cafe. The CSMC is an informal gathering of individuals from all over Columbus (organization webmasters, local bloggers, others) who are interested in exploring social media as a method of promoting positive change in Columbus.

To Flash or not to Flash? 2008-09-25

It’s been almost a week since my last post, but I’m gonna go with the excuse that I was pretty sick the past few days. Aren’t you glad that there is a computer screen between us now?

A Simple Fix for Simple Machines 2008-09-19

Yesterday morning I recieved an email from Dr. Jeffrey Wood, Professor of Physics at San Juan College in New Mexico. Here is part of his email:

Football, Hurricanes, and a COSI Home Page 2008-09-15

After the Buckeyes losing, the Steelers winning, and half of a tree now laying in my front yard thanks to Hurricane Ike, I was pleasantly surprised to find this morning that we still do have power at COSI. That won’t keep the meat in my fridge at home from spoiling, but at least I can get a little work done this week (as it would be very difficult to do my job with no electricity).

The Death and Rebirth of COSI.org 2008-09-11

Three weeks ago, COSI.org had one of its darkest days. At 1:30 PM on Tuesday, August 19th, the COSI web site died an unexpected death. The timing couldn’t have been worse, as we were celebrating our recent #1 ranking by Parents Magazine with a special $1 admission offer that day. Radio and TV outlets throughout Columbus were directing listeners and viewers to www.cosi.org for more information about the promotion, and the site wasn’t there to be seen!

Welcome to COSI.org's back side! 2008-09-10

Well hello there!