Category Archives: Web 2.0

now with more iPhone goodness

iPhoney screenshotIf you’re browsing the site on an iPhone (insert pretentious comments here), you might notice our new look tailored for that device’s web-browsing experience. (See example screenshot at left.) This is all thanks to the iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme, which makes it incredibly simple to add an iPhone-specific theme to the site. And boy does it look purty! Now I just need to customize it a bit so it matches the look and feel of the regular theme.

BarCamp San Diego 2 this weekend

OK, this time I’m the one who’s out of the loop. :) This weekend (Nov 10-11), San Diego revisits its very own BarCamp, and it’s shaping up to be even better than the last. (Better except in one regard: I can’t attend this time around.)

Topics so far include Rails, Twitter, college, marketing 2.0, online storytelling, and blackjack. There’s even a Wii Bowling Tournament planned, so be sure to stop by. You won’t be disappointed.

BarCamp San Diego this weekend

I’ve been negligent in my event-reporting duties. This weekend (June 2-3) San Diego gets its very own BarCamp, and I’ll be there along with lots of awesome people. Topics so far include programming, photography, yoga, knitting, metal fabrication, and monkeys.  (Yes, the last one is mine.)

If you’re in the San Diego area and have a bit of spare time this weekend, stop on by! You’re guaranteed to have a great time.

a tale told by a chicken, full of sound and fury

So you may have wondered why I’m so busy at work these days. Well, here’s the deal:

Eventful, Inc., the leading global events service, announced today that it would cease the operation of its popular Web site on May 1st in favor of next-generation interface Twitter, provided by Obvious Corporation of San Francisco. Twitter is a service which allows users to get instant update messages (“tweets”) from friends via SMS, instant messenger, Web, or by way of a number of custom desktop clients.

Once the commitment was made, it was surprisingly quick work to adapt the Eventful API to the new platform. Development of the Twitter-based service, dubbed Eventful Chicken, took just over a week to reach the public beta stage, including event search, recommendations, watchlists, reminders, and Eventful Demand (renamed “I wish they’d come here”). The service can be previewed currently at

There’s more, but you get the idea. Take a look and let me know what you think. I’m too tired to comment intelligently.