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


Bounce Fresh Ideas messageboard capture

Filed under: — adam @ 3:31 pm

Bounce Fresh Ideas messageboard capture

Originally uploaded by Caviar.

On the Ipod Phone

Filed under: — adam @ 1:39 pm

I’m thoroughly underwhelmed by the ipod phone.

It might be useful if it would let you stream your itms songs to the phone without having to have downloaded them first, or even better, stream your whole collection to the phone.

As it is, it’s yet another example of “convergence” devices that are really two different things pressed together and not integrated.

The ipod nano looks cute though.

You never know what could happen.

Filed under: — adam @ 11:38 am

You never know what could happen.

Originally uploaded by Caviar.

My first save of the Deleteme Uncensored group

This is stupid.

Filed under: — adam @ 10:40 am

Kottke has a post about how to make microwave popcorn without a microwave. Letting aside the possibility that this is just a sick joke of some kind, it’s wrong for a number of reasons.

  1. Microwave popcorn is, itself, the hack.
  2. Microwave popcorn is a sticky glumpy mess because it’s full of all kinds of things you shouldn’t eat. Also, it’s far more expensive than just buying even really high quality popcorn, which it isn’t.
  3. This AskMe thread has some great suggestions for how to make stovetop popcorn, including how to make regular popcorn in a microwave without buying “microwave popcorn”.

Schneier on lists for emergency tech

Filed under: — adam @ 8:23 am

Bruce Schneier has a link to the digital-er list, for discussion of technical solutions to emergency response and crisis situations. There are some other resources in the comments as well.

Having grown a spine a few months ago, the media’s balls begin to drop

Filed under: — adam @ 7:48 am

Keith Olbermann decides that Michael Chertoff’s mistaking Louisiana for a city is just one step too far.

You must watch this.

Transcript here:

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