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


Small company patents international internet commerce…

Filed under: — adam @ 10:19 pm

… and sues Dell for patent infringement.


Thanks, new voters!

Filed under: — adam @ 7:36 pm

Attention new Democratic voters: It is VITALLY important that you stick around for the next few elections. If you take a single loss as a measure that your vote doesn’t count, you’re sorely mistaken. It does count. Be patient. Get energized. If you stop voting now, it definitely doesn’t count.

Spread this word!

I have a theory

Filed under: — adam @ 7:02 pm

Democrats, especially black and gay ones, must immediately mobilize to socialize with the rest of America. They must support every single little inch of effort to get broadband (real choice broadband, not AOL) to every last home in America. They must move into small town communities, and make their voices heard, every day. That’s it. Any other attempt to recover from this is doomed to failure. You can’t fight willful ignorance or belief with facts, numbers, or artful discourse. You can fight it with friendliness and social contact.

A bright shining light of sanity

Filed under: — adam @ 4:35 pm

"Blendie is an interactive, sensitive, intelligent, voice controlled blender with a mind of its own. Materials are a 1950’s Osterizer blender altered with custom made hardware and software for sound analysis and motor control. People induce the blender to spin by sounding the sounds of its motor in action."

You have to watch the video.

(Via Popgadget.)

Blackboxvoting files HUGE FOIA request for voting records

Filed under: — adam @ 3:31 pm

This is why there’s a trial lawyer on the ticket

Filed under: — adam @ 8:37 am

Kerry had to have seen this coming.

It’s "all down to Ohio", amid allegations of vote suppression, mistmatched numbers, and electronic tinkering. My favorite assertion is that in states that don’t use electronic voting, the exit polls
match the actual numbers, but in states that do, Bush has +5% in the numbers. I haven’t looked at them yet, but I must admit that that would be suspicious.

Either way, I’m simply confused. How can it even be this close? How is it even possible that there are two sides and they’re so evenly matched? Why do the election results look suspiciously like we just flipped a few hundred million quarters?

(Update: Salon doesn’t think so.)

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