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


Donations needed for Ohio recount

Filed under: — adam @ 1:44 pm

According to

"Once the results have been certified, which could be as early as tomorrow in some states, the paper ballots are destroyed and the computer memories are cleared immediately, preventing subsequent recounts."

Okay, no really this time

Filed under: — adam @ 1:21 pm

Please stop clicking on the paypal (and ebay) links that are emailed to you. And please stop using IE.

No, really!


Welcome to the Presinator

Filed under: — adam @ 1:17 pm

"Californians will soon see advertisements urging them to help give Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other foreign-born citizens the chance to run for president."

On the one hand, I’m not convinced that foreign-born citizens shouldn’t be allowed to run for President, but on the other hand, I’m not sure if it’s okay that Demolition Man turn out to be right.

You are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute. Have a joy-joy day!

RSS Reader excess bandwidth

Filed under: — adam @ 1:07 pm

The discussion of badly behaved RSS readers came up a few months ago, but it still has the makings of a huge problem. I wonder if distributing RSS feeds via bittorrent or a similar technology is the right answer.

GlennLog: What Bandwidth RSS Uses

Ghost captured on film

Filed under: — adam @ 1:03 pm

"This is is a car advertisement from Germany . When they finished
filming the ad, the people who made it, noticed something moving along
the side of the car, like a ghostly white mist."

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