Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


The Economist endorses Kerry

Filed under: — adam @ 5:33 pm

But you know, that’s just more left-wing propaganda.

Via HK:

Mail ordering

Filed under: — adam @ 2:42 pm

Jeremy Zawodny asks “is your inbox a stack or a queue”?

I’d have to say it’s a loosely linked queue with some arbitrary graph functionality. I use mutt for the majority of my mail, with the newest messages at the bottom. More importantly, I use mutt’s threaded viewing, which I’ve illustrated with an example of why this is important here.

Cary Tennis on why you should stay

Filed under: — adam @ 11:58 am

I felt sad for the loss of the Mr. Blue column, and I was initially not happy with Cary Tennis as a replacement. But he’s grown on me.

Indoor cat food

Filed under: — adam @ 11:50 am

As you may know, we have three cats.

We switched to Nutro Complete Care Indoor Senior food about two months ago, and it’s worked great – the litter box smells less, they have many fewer hairballs, and there’s generally a lot less shedding.

Highly recommended.

If you have cats younger than 7 years old, use the regular formula:

My eclipse photos

Filed under: — adam @ 11:36 am

Wish I’d had a longer lens or a telescope with a photo mount, but some of them came out pretty good.

City Lights competition winners

Filed under: — adam @ 10:25 am

Remember that contest to design a new NYC streetlight?

Here are the winners:


Misaddressed emails from the Bush campaign

Filed under: — adam @ 10:19 am

I find it incredibly ironic that, yet again, Republicans don’t understand the difference between corporate and non-profit.

Them internets is confusing.

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