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


White house paid commentator to promote No Child Left Behind

Filed under: — adam @ 7:28 pm

$240,000 of taxpayer money paid to commentator Armstrong Williams to promote the No Child Left Behind act.

Internet rules

Filed under: — adam @ 3:12 pm

I’ve started collecting simple rules for safe use of the internet.

Holy crap – Elektra is going to suck

Filed under: — adam @ 1:20 pm

‘And so bringing, you know, muscles built during The X-Files and X-Files movie and Reign of Fire, I thought, ‘I understand how to make this film.’” ‘

Newsflash, dumbass – you’ve made two of the most confusing, pointless pieces of sf crap to hit the screen in the past ten years, and you’re just driving nails into the coffin of your credibility by mentioning them in public.


Filed under: — adam @ 12:54 pm

Last night, we were invited for drinks at a preview opening for Bed NY, a new restaurant opening tonight. The space is a pretty impressive loft. The bar is in the middle, flanked by a speckled curved wall onto which video can be projected. A number of bed/dining lounges lined the edges of the room. I was a bit surprised to see the central space largely taken up by a few giant tables instead of keeping with the “dining in bed” motif.

Shoes with interchangeable heels

Filed under: — adam @ 12:42 pm

Popgadget found these shoes with interchangeable variable height heels.

Important facts about AGP

Filed under: — adam @ 11:43 am

If you’re trying to match an AGP video board to an existing AGP slot, this page has a lot of helpful information:

Mozilla custom keywords

Filed under: — adam @ 1:42 am

Firefox has a little-known feature called custom keywords – they’re sort of like macros with parameters for urls.

This is the only documentation I could find about it (there may be more functionality that’s not listed here):

Essentially, you can define a short string and use that instead of the full url, plus a substitution.

For example, if you wanted to search my blog, you could add a bookmark with the url “” and a keyword “aquick”. Then, typing “aquick copying” in the address bar would give you all of the posts on copying.

Personally, I find this incredibly useful.

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