Driving with One Headlight is better than driving blind
Some tools to add to your public records toolbox
Eulogy: Remembering that Sunday with my dad
Quick script to implement 'paging' to search Twitter API for a given hashtag
Makin' and bakin' chicken wings
Cleaning out the (digital) filing cabinet
Link: Making decisions based on available data
Why should you be a newsroom developer? Why shouldn't you?
Convert string Lat/Long to number for Google Maps API
Link: Teaching yourself to code for the web
Automating crowdsourced maps with apps scripts
Link: Meetings Are Toxic
Link: Merging Datasets with Common Columns in Google Refine
Link: We're all living in an Everyblock world
Just a little break
Fresh from Posterous
Last Posterous post... time to find a new method...
Ever want to be a fly on the wall while interesting ideas and topics are being discussed?
Some thoughts after a couple months with tabletop and handlebars
Here's a simple script to generate a boilerplate FOIA-letter type thing that I cobbled together...
Link: "TLDR" is unnecessary
Display data from a flat JSON file on a Handlebars.js template file rendered with AJAX
What I learned back at BuildMadison and in making CitySolver...
Quick snippets from building off LA's most dangerous intersections map
As a beginner I see so much advice in this simple statement...
Link: Sunlight from the Command Line
Mother Jones, Slate open up a couple stunning datasets related to gun violence
Link: Anyone can do it. Data journalism is the new punk
Link: John Keefe on Designing a Course in Data Journalism
Using csvkit and PostgreSQL to mimic a bit of Microsoft Access
California dreams... they're a bit crazy...
Fantastic thoughts to live -- and work -- for
Table upon table of money & politics data available from MapLight, ready to be visualized
Pardon the dust...
Link: Programmatically create Fusion Tables views and merge tables using the API
Link: Reboot journalism school? Take control of your education instead
Link: Anatomy of a local breaking news story
I'm thinking good motorists and good cyclists can co-exist? Why not?
Some tips to add Fusion Tables maps to Blogger posts
Link: Using Google Refine to Clean a Data Set
Do I or Don't I - A journalists guide to knowing if your Fusion Tables map or app needs to be migrated to the new API
Introducing MadSafety, a Django-based scraper of incident reports released by the Madison Police Department
Honoring the Journo-Tech-Comp-Trenuer
A lot of fun dev-oriented things are in motion, and inertia has never felt so good
Link: Expanding the map markers in Google Fusion Tables via ONA
Creating a django project on WebFaction using Python 2.7, virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper
A quick js widget to show the 10 hottest links on the MadisonWI subreddit
A letter for dads on Father's Day
Python scraper to check status of Madison beaches
Link: Clean data is the best weapon against the monkey insurrection
Learning to build on failure to build better in the future...
Link: Checklist to bulletproof your data work
Link: Audio from SPJ Madison's Social Media for Journalists training session
Building a clean timeline using Vertical Timeline, a collaboration between Balance Media and WYNC
#wirecall tweets flowing through tweetdeck at 8:10 pm or so.... A thing of beauty...
Link: Walt Disney vs. the news industry
Link: Thoughts on Madison Startup Weekend
Link: Rabbit holes: Why being smart hurts your productivity, from Sridatta Thatipamala
Decisons, decisions, decisions...
Link: Basic web skills every journalist must have
Link: 12 Tangents Later, [Anthony DeBarros Publishes] A Django Site
Pretty cool use of Fusion Tables to provide geo data backend for Kansas legi search
Crowdsourcing a Q/A checklist for interactive news projects
Link: Generation X Doesn't Want to Hear It
Link: Merged Bay Area Citizen, Center for Investigative Reporting tech team will focus on impact
This is the wrong answer from ESPN on the question of Apple TV
Three Fusion Tables walkthroughs to play with
On landmarks and getting to know you'll never ever know...
Some words to think on offered by some really bright folks
Joshua Tauberer - @JoshData - offers book on Open Government Data
So you want a timely sync between your Google Spreadsheet and Fusion Table...
Google's Fusion Tables gets new features, UI makeover & streamlined experience
Fusion Tables introduces enhanced search feature
Link: Greg Linch curates discussion on music and code
Link: Greg Linch on Journalism as a software application
New tool to visualize Fusion Tables data: the "Chart Wizard"
Looking for a Fusion Tables project?
So it's Badgers versus Syracuse...
Older IE browsers become fodder for Microsoft IE 9 marketing campaign
A fork of @tribapps Boundary Service by OpenNorth is alive at my localhost…
It will never be the same, but I can nearly make a Tumblr site look like this one...
As Twitter acquires Posterous, I guess I have some work to do...
Quote I read today provided by William Alpert of Barrons...
Using Python to send Open States API data to Google Fusion Tables and make a legi mashup map.
Wired's use of GitHub to publish an article about GitHub reminds me of Jordan Wirfs-Brock's Knight-Mozilla idea
Fresh from #nicar12, here are curated notes to set up a Windows 7 Python environment so I can practice at work
If working toward a Demo, & don't want to write a Memo, could really simple slides work?
Slides from #nicar12 Web Scraping without Programming panel
A #nicar12 walkthrough -- HTML tags from 10,000 feet
How a beginner used Python to interact with the Open States API
Link via Nieman Journalism Lab: The newsonomics of signature content
From John Keefe - Making GOP primary maps the Fusion Table way
freeDive from the Knight Digital Media Center helps you make Google spreadsheets searchable
Google Group user John M. posts script that brings Google spreadsheets and Fusion Tables closer together
ScribbleLive adds moderated writer role, additional features to LiveArticle
Been waiting for a way to use a form to submit data to Fusion Tables? Wait no longer
Link: 10 Lessons for Newsrooms: On Accuracy and Apologies
Wisco's real-time recall underway...?
Link: A completely arbitrary list of takeaways from two unconferences
Say what you will about text messaging, but can't say I ever received a wrong-number phone call like this
Beginners walkthrough of Google Fusion Tables prepared for Hacks/Hackers Chicago
It's always interesting to see what happens when you type your name into Google...
Ghosts of playoffs past linger in potential Green Bay opponents
Paul Bradshaw walks us through importing RSS into Google Docs, and collaborating using Delicious
Saving up for a rainy day?
Tracks of Life: Was it the end of an era or foundation for the future
I got 99 reps to scrape so I learned me some Python
I don't doubt this thought for one second...
Looking back at 2011 and wondering how I got to this place, cause that journey was pretty fun
Want easy Google Spreadsheet script to geocode addresses and export as GeoJSON? Thanks to @developmentseed here it is
Link: Register Citizen Newsroom Cafe celebrates one-year anniversary
One day, someone new will be running things...
More fun with Highcharts and Fusion Tables
Sometimes, three letters says it all...
Learning to work and collaborate in the open...
Walkthrough - Using FusionTables to power Highcharts column chart
Tracks of Life: Now it's tomorrow, and everything has changed
Tips & tools for journalists who want to learn programming skills via Katharine Jarmul at Poynter
Constructive comments on online news articles... perhaps...?
Let's look back at the lessons from the week…
If it adds value, do it. If it doesn't, don't. No need to overthink @jeffsonderman's suggestion for adding NT to tweets
Found in my stash of writing, a random old poem from days that -- at this point -- I don't quite believe could be mine
Need a formula for becoming power spreadsheet user? I did.
You want memorable sports drama? Here are my top moments that I saw in real time
If I was an Android user, these findings from @degusta would make me sad ... and angry ... but mostly sad
Data-journo-hacker-mappers navigate through the changes to the Google Maps API
@storify updates looks, but most important, adds powerful new features to streamline curation and creation experience
@ScribbleLive brings LiveArticle embeds to its users
Need more reasons to "Show Your Work" and share how to make things happen?
Black Keys release first single from the forthcoming album El Camino
Pondering the fate of the QR code, @seanx offers four ideas on where they might make sense
Diving in and making sense of Census demographic and economic data
Easy methods of grabbing a RSS feed of a Twitter list or Twitter user
@GoogleFT offers up several new code samples to get you started with your data maps
@wblau & Zeit Online double down on the "browser as a killer app"
Science is hard ... or The benefits of using superconductors to achieve quantum trapping by locking the field in three dimensions
Web forms design cheat sheet via Smashing UX Design
TileMill releases script to map Google Spreadsheets
Touché Siri, Touché
Old business cards are always so much fun to look at
If this doesn't inspire action...
A week later, a quick look back at #hacktoberfest in your words, tweets and ideas
Now you can embed audio clips from SoundCloud to your @Storify stories
Via Jeff Sonderman ... a must-remember maxim for news organizations
Via @samgf: Why I Dumped My iPhone - And I'm Not Going Back
We now re-join our blog, already in progress
Seems like a question that should be asked by each and every journalist...
Fuego 2.0: It's like TweetDeck for the best in digital jouno discussions
Digital first" = "Content-first
Thoughts for #moznewslab and #hacktoberfest ... via @joehewitt: Web Technologies Need an Owner
Quickly: Merging RSS feeds with Yahoo! Pipes
Google+ adds features to Hangouts, gets service closer to Skype & UStream?
Survey trying to ruin telecommuting for the rest of us?
Via@poynter: Set yourself up for success with mobile mapping projects
Via @mattwynn: Introduction to open-source GIS tools for journalists
As #hacktoberfest approaches, it's a good time to reflect on the tasks at hand for news teams: learn, do, lead and repeat
Second-Day Lede? Reaction to a post about a discussion of lead vs lede...
Looking forward to the day when my data might be able to cuddle with @pandaproject and provide added value to the user
Is it possible to add fiction to a GitHub repo and get open-source contributors? Let's find out...
Can we add connotations to the Print vs. Digital debate so we don't have to keep bringing it up?
"Lead" versus "Lede" - A Sunday morning Twitter thread Storified
What will online journalism look like tomorrow, next week, next year?
20 years of using illusions... I & II
Badger football inspiration comes from the bitter Buckeyes
Via Six Revisions: Top 10 Git tutorials for beginners like me and you
Subjot "Sort of a reverse Google+ meets Twitter meets Quora?"
Read It Later brings users a gorgeous new reading list experience
Via 10,000 Words: Google offers an interface to build data charts quickly
@paulbradshaw offers the inverted pyramid of data journalism
Is that @waynelarrivee's dagger I see before me? Cataloguing the dagger calls from the voice of the Green Bay Packers
Among TechCrunch musings, Fred Wilson asks: Will Crunchbase survive?
Former GOP Congressional staffer offers view of party from the inside
There are days I wish I could draw, and others where imagination rules. Thanks Mitt for making the latter suffice.
A flow chart and some technical solutions for data journalists, via @paulbradshaw of the Online Journalism Blog
Feeding sanity as opposed to your feed reader
I think I'm gonna start writing in Markdown
"This collaboration allows all of us to serve our readers better" via @tribapps
Knight Digital Media Center has a treasure chest of online journalism and digital storytelling tutorials...
Is Chrome's rapid release sked easier on IT?
I've acquired a heck of a lot of bookmarks relating to website coding and such. Here are some of them…
Tracks of Life: Looking back at September 2001
Dunno how long the "There is your dagger" line of clothing has been out, but seems a must have for any Packer fan...
Can you write a blog post from the command line?
View & organize Fusion Tables and shape files in Google Docs
A hurricane wanders into a Journal Register Company publishing experiment and the media business is better
In the name of moving on to new things - per the Cult of Done - I bring you U.S. Bank Failures since 2000 - mapped and searchable (somewhat)
Do print readers remember more?
Others will have more intriguing stories about how Apple affected their lives, but for me...
From my @evernote Stash: @mattwaite's "Molten content, data ghettos and why your CMS problems are an excuse, not a reason"
"Tweeting" shop, holding the door open and @andymboyle's roadshow "journo" revival
First time in Santa Barbara, but I highly recommend the Big Yurt at Bjorklund Ranch. Beautiful and inspiring.
That's a #MozNewsLab wrap, but I have a feeling we're all just getting started...
Stuck in a rut and in need of a map?
AP's guidelines for "Off the record", "Background" and "Deep Background"
Tips for leading collaborative teams and making progress
On the newsroom change agent, or how the squeaky wheel avoids the oil...
Iteration and Journalism: A #MozNewsLab conversation between @jordanwb, @knowtheory and @ChrisLKeller
People come late to ball games and concerts and dinners, but for sure they get to the DMV before it opens.
Stretch run of the #moznewslab has me stretching my sense of what is possible ... in a good way
nwsmkr - Visualizing the connections between the people the news is about
Hack, hacker - makes no difference
Well, if you put it like that...
Every idea needs a diagram, and every diagram needs a thing...
According to visual.ly and it's Twitterizer I'm rather boring and not enthused... Just wait until football season...
When I'm mobile, don't give me what you give me on the desktop...?
Old Twitter Email shows 160 users after three months, via Anarchogeek
Something is happening and you don't know what it is... Do you, Mr. Jones.
Nearly one week without a cigarette earns me an ipa, sausage and peppers, cheese bread and a view of Lake Monona.
@knowtheory: Visual.ly does have a fantastic terms of service though...
Getting down to the job... The start of the Knight-Mozilla learning lab
Mapping data: Wisconsin state senate recall map
Mapping data: Wis. Supreme Court voting, Madison Mayoral Voting, State Life Expectancies & school funding
Jon Stewart's most insightful observation left on the cutting room floor?
Before you launch a showcase for fun writing, make sure you have the domain locked up
Via Salon: The memories of growing up Gen-X
Next time you doubt yourself, remember this little guy
Via Bre Pettis: The Cult of Done Manifesto
Filed under "Why Not? Here are my five most memorable cluster headaches
Back from exile, my friend the cluster headache reminds me that pain know no limits
I think I made a web app for things to do outdoors in Madison
via @girljournalist: 5 "Rules" for journalists using Storify
1994 is on the phone, and it has a vision of the newspaper industry if you want it
And here's one of the greatest bands in the world at their first gig
Protest scenes from the Palin rally at the Wisco Capitol...
A great 'for the heck of it' Saturday video from the 80s. Heart and Soul.
Hizzoner-elect Soglin up at the Wisco Capitol bldg. #wiunion
A friendly discussion of issues at the Wisco Capitol building.
Even Ronald couldn't stay away from the Wisco Capitol for the dueling rallies.
Seen at Savers... Wonder how long after Packers won the Super Bowl that this was donated. #hindsight
Following the reaction to Waukesha and 14,000 uncounted votes
Wisconsin's state supreme court vote visualized
In honor of Mitch Hedberg and his brilliant powers of observation
Ever want to pretend you are in Super Mario Bros and have coins pop out out a block? Now you can...
Some people's boring is another man's system...
Lesson in patience? Internal email from when Twitter was three months old
Are we closer to the ala carte broadcast society I was ready for 20 years ago?
The real problem with twitter's ios trending bar
A 'Twitter style' for journalists?
@MikeElk: and they are massing up all across the second floor. #wiunion
Last photo for the night. Fitting end me thinks. #wiunion
@AndrewKroll @glassridges @keitholbermann @mikeelk: Here's mayor Dave.
Folks lined up outside assembly chambers at Wisco Capitol bldg. #wiunion
In wisco, even the snowmen show up with signs... #wiunion
So we need a remake of Apocalypse Now, and you know who plays Willard right? That's right... #winning
March Madness bracketology – winners and losers
Favorite sign I saw at the Wisconsin Capitol on Saturday
This wasn't happening at the Capitol during my fourth grade tour. I got gipped:
What happened in Madison this week? Here's a little song to break it all down for you courtesy of Scott Walker, Jessie Jackson and the media
Wisconsin Senators play hide & seek with budget bill vote
Some early music from GrooveDrool. It's called Nostradamus Blues
Via ars technica: The inside story of the HBGary hack
iPhone users... Want 1000 free rollover minutes? Tell AT&T "YES"
Some containers are better for certain things, or how to break news in print
Looks like a Super Bowl seat I could afford?
In a pinch? Use The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator
Why It is Nearly Impossible to Tickle Yourself
The perils of auto-transcription
The first Lambeau Leap...
NBC Employee Fired for Leaking Today Show's Embarrassing Internet Cluelessness
Badgers hold onto hope to land Jacoby Brissett
Medium the message?
I have a car in here somewhere... #wiblizzard
Fun with jQuery and my old fiction... Introducing The Raw Man
A little music for you from GrooveDrool. We call it Slippy
A handful of modest & achievable goals for 2011
Recipe: Stuffin Muffins
For what its worth last time Favre didn't start game the Internet didn't really exist and I Iooked like this. Scary.
This is why I love me some small town Wisco. Downtown Francis Creek on a Sunday afternoon:
Sometimes it's fun to look back and realize you stayed retired
Jury duty live from Cook County's Rolling Meadows Courthouse
Marathon day in Chicago. Never been downtown for this. Pretty cool.
We are under way... Here goes nothing: #mobilehack
Photo of statement from VU campus Police Department #nwindiana
Thanks @daltonsbriefs for photo of crowd packed into see unbeaten Chesterton take on #valpovikings. #nwihssports.
@intersect: An interesting new storytelling site
The tire place I went this morning... Well the manager's name is Rick Roll...
Here is the first thing Google Scribe wrote for me
What it means to imagine a brand - The Steve Jobs perspective
So I go to drop off the rent check and boom - #tirelesshondafit. Three blocks away from mine:
@varin: Stolen. Fourth honda since Saturday in #chicago's Northcenter area and second on same block.
Yet another character waiting for a story
Good take on Patch.com in Chicago
On the need for editors
Another character waiting for a story
Character waiting for a story
So that's what burnout feels like?
The Lost Tribes of RadioShack
I need to know...
No "jail" for jailbreakers, unlockers
Have to say I love NYC fashion district bars. They all have themes. Stitch Bar is across the street from Houndstooth Pub.
NY Times Report: Archive will give grim assessment of Afghan War
Times Square costume contest for Mad Men season 4 premiere. #madmen
January Jones and Elisabeth Moss leaving Times Square season 4 premiere of #MadMen
I have seen what a perfect day looks like... Not the perfect day, but a perfect day.
Collaboration culture in news
Some handy info...
From Gawker: Judge Rules Vitaminwater Is Actually Sugar Water
i-Dosing: Coming to an iPod near you?
Types of Comments to Avoid Making when Programming
Read on the Web...
Tools of planned obsolescence
Facebook "Hacker" Cost Man A Year of Farmville Work
Eight uses of Foursquare for journalism