Three phone tips for antisocial people like me that hate phones

In no particular order: 1. A friend recently got a new phone & number on Verizon, and neglected to set up his electronic voicemail account for the first few weeks. When you call, after 4-5 rings it goes to voicemail but the message is simply "This user has not set up their voicemail yet. Goodbye." …

What? Fortuitous is back?

Everything I've learned about casual podcasting: An exhaustive how-to guide on getting starting thinking about and recording, editing, and publishing your first podcast. via fortuito.us For the last few years, I've regretted letting my long essay/business tips blog Fortuitous go fallow, and I've been thinking of bringing it back many times whenever I feel the …

Apple Keynote feature request: easy recording of your talks

Summary: It should be easier to film your talks when practicing at home. Not everyone can make it to a conference or meeting where you present, but it's really easy to share a video of your talk with the entire world on Vimeo or YouTube. Sal Khan has shown how one guy can change the …

My SXSW 2011 talk on lessons from 11 years of community

Lessons from 11 years of community (my SXSW 2011 talk) from Matt Haughey on Vimeo.   This past Saturday, I gave a talk at SXSW Interactive on some lessons in moderation and growing a community that was sparsely attended (I was half a mile away in one of the outlying hotels, no biggie — it …

North America – Western Europe equivalent latitude maps

When I first moved to Oregon I often heard local Pinot Noir wineries proclaim “we’re at the same latitude as the best wine regions in France! That’s why our wine is great here too!” Every weekend in the Fall, I get muddy in local bike races then go home to watch similar races taking place …