Attention Google: License ActiveSync!

If any of the Googlers-in-charge are listening, here’s my pure-gold tip of the day: Buy a license of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Protocol. With the rapid adoption of this protocol as de-facto standard for mobile email client synchronization and proliferation of Windows Mobile devices, it’s a no-brainer. I bet it will take a couple of nights […]

BarCampBirmingham Sessions in a Podcast

If you missed BarCampBirmingham, here’s your chance to catch up on the topics discussed: most of the sessions are now available on Session topics include: 10:00am Using Virtual Server/PC — Wallace Allison (audio) 10:30am Ruby on Rails Q&A — CB Genrich, et al. (audio) 11:00am Building Rich Internet Apps w/Adobe Flex — Harris Reynolds (audio) […]

BarCamp Birmingham: Unconferencing the Magic City

Today we had our first meeting, dedicated to planning a Barcamp in Birmingham. What’a Barcamp? Noo, it’s not camping out in a bar, although that seems like an intriguing idea in itself. Barcamp is a conference, powered by participants, rather than organizers. But don’t let me put any more syllables in the horse’s mouth. The […]

Off To Netsquared

Early Monday morning, I’ll be flying to San Jose, to join the Netsquared Conference, the coolest conference at which I ever had an honor to speak. Together with my co-host at, Bob Robertson-Boyd, as well as Youthnoise‘s Ginger Thomson, and Ami Dar of, we will talk on Tuesday night about social networks, millenials, […]