Monthly Archives: February 2009

Town Meeting Day Vermont

The first Tuesday of March is Town Meeting Day here in Vermont. Citizens throughout Vermont get together and elect local officers and vote on budgets. While it doesn’t get as much attention as some of the bigger elections, it’s still an important day in local politics. This year’s Town Meeting Day will be on March [...]

SilverStripe CMS Overview

Aaron Carlino will giving an overview of the SilverStripe CMS / framework at this week’s Burlington, VT PHP Users Group meeting (details). The meeting will be held Thursday February 26th, 2009 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Bluehouse Group in Richmond. As always, the meeting is open to the public (but be sure to [...]

Getting Semantic

In a previous post, What You Need to Know About the Semantic Web, I shared my letter to Harvard Business Review’s editor about their recent semantic web article. I realized after I made that post that I should probably have addressed the difference between the Semantic Web (a proper noun) and the semantic web (lower-case). [...]

Browser Correction

On last week’s The Browser interview (audio) with Jason Pelletier (jason_pelletier) and me, Jonathan Butler (jonathanpb) asked me for an example of a proprietary framework and I used Adobe Flex as an example. It turns out that the Flex SDK is actually not a proprietary framework and is, in fact, open source. I should have [...]

David Gibson on The Browser

Don’t forget to tune into Jonathan Butler’s new radio show, The Browser, tonight (Wed Feb 18th) at 6:00pm on Burlington, Vermont’s WOMM-LP 105.9 FM The Radiator. He’ll be talking with David Gibson of Propeller Media Works. If you’re not in Burlington you can always listen online or catch the podcast after the show. The podcast [...]

Found Line on The Browser

Tomorrow night (Wednesday February 11th, 2009) Jason and I will be on Jonathan Butler’s new radio show, The Browser. We’ll be talking about Found Line, our work, free/open source software, and open standards. We’ll also talk a little bit about the Burlington, VT PHP Users Group. You can listen to the show at 6:00pm on [...]

What You Need to Know About the Semantic Web

The February 2009 issue of Harvard Business Review has an article in their Breakthrough Ideas for 2009 series that addresses What You Need to Know About the Semantic Web. I was happy to see the semantic web being talked about seriously in a business magazine. I think the author is right when he says that [...]

Found Line Capabilities

Our meetings with potential clients tend to be pretty informal. We’ve never done a “pitch” presentation to a prospective client. Taking care of our existing clients is more important to us than putting tons of effort into wooing new clients. This has worked well for us since the vast majority of our business has come [...]

The Browser

A new radio show, The Browser, will be debuting on Burlington, Vermont’s airwaves tonight. The show is about “all things online” from a local perspective. The host is Jonathan Butler and his first guest is Ed Shepard, Marketing & Design Manager for Small Dog Electronics. You can listen to the show at 6:00pm on our [...]