A blog probably of interest only to nerds by John Morton.

26Feb2010

A Quick Way To Pass­word Pro­tect a Web Page.

There are a vari­ety of ways to pass­word pro­tect pages online. Per­haps the eas­i­est is to use an .htac­cess file. The rea­son this is the eas­i­est way is because it’s built into the con­trol pan­el at many host­ing com­pa­nies. I use Dreamhost and it’s con­trol pan­el makes it auto­mat­ic. Sweet. If you don’t have that as part of your host­ing pack­age, check out this arti­cle at htm­l­lite for a walk through on do it your­self… + read on


    08Jul2009

    The Pass­ing of Michael Jack­on and Mass Media.

    Michael Jackson standing next to a can of PepsiYes­ter­day was Michael Jackson’s Memo­r­i­al ser­vice. The world mourned. Yes, the world mourned. As I watched TV with much of the world, I won­dered what we were real­ly mourn­ing. I didn’t ask that as a way of dis­parag­ing Michael’s tal­ents. I’ve been a fan of his music, like you prob­a­bly have too. But the fact that I can even say that you were prob­a­bly a fan… + read on


      05Nov2008

      Being a Geek on Elec­tion Night

      I spent elec­tion night using tech­nol­o­gy to an extreme. Twit­ter, Face­book, Text Mes­sage, and a vari­ety of sites and wid­gets. My friend Eduar­do, aka Dudu, in Brazil and I, in New York, exchanged quite a few tweets about the night’s out­come emerged. Social tech­nol­o­gy allowed this great night to be enjoyed by a huge num­ber of peo­ple all across the globe and I’m very hap­py to have been a part of it. Dudu asked me… + read on


        13Apr2008

        Dig­i­tal Evan­ge­lists Round­table, Round 1

        This past Thurs­day night I was lucky to be part of group of peo­ple got togeth­er to talk about the state of dig­i­tal adver­tis­ing, tech­nol­o­gy and what the future holds for mar­ket­ing in the dig­i­tal age. John Haake, from Eye­blaster, was the host at Val­Bel­la. The evening wasn’t pre­sent­ed as an Eye­blaster event though. No one talked about their tech­nol­o­gy or what they were sell­ing. It was just a dis­cus­sion amongst peo­ple who care about… + read on


          13May2007

          Found Home Movie from 1976

          Sev­er­al months ago, I brought a Super 8 film reel to Pac-Lab, a film trans­fer shop in New York. If you’ve got some reels of film you want trans­ferred, I would high­ly rec­om­mend con­tact­ing them. (Update: Sad­ly, Pac-lab closed in Spring 2014.) They were real­ly friend­ly. This sin­gle roll cost me $35 to trans­fer, but it would have been cheap­er if I had more than one reel. It was cer­tain­ly worth the $35 for me… + read on


            20Jan2007

            The YouTubi­fied Elec­tion of 2008

            This morn­ing, Hillary Clin­ton offi­cial­ly announced her pres­i­den­tial ambi­tions. My impres­sion is that Hillary Clin­ton a real­ly smart per­son, who is def­i­nite­ly up the dif­fi­cult task of being pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States. The oth­er can­di­date com­pet­ing for my vote, Barack Oba­ma, also seems like a smart, capa­ble per­son who may also be up for that chal­lenge. (I’m sor­ry, John Edwards, you’re not up to the chal­lenge when com­pet­ing against these two.) But who will… + read on


              09Jan2007

              The Lat­est Object of Desire: iPhone.

              I have until June to fig­ure out how I get out of my Ver­i­zon Wire­less con­tract. That’s 5 months to plan. In case you’re one of the 54 peo­ple who didn’t already know about the iPhone. I’ve been at CES all week long where all kinds of amaz­ing tech­nol­o­gy has been intro­duced. The only so called news alert” I received from ABC​News​.com about any­thing tech­nol­o­gy relat­ed was for the iPhone. I noticed peo­ple surf­ing for… + read on


                07Jan2007

                No Tick­et Need­ed. But Where’s Your Ticket?

                I will admit, in my pre­vi­ous post I was say­ing that I would rather see Steve Jobs, so per­haps is kar­ma that I got turned away at the door from see­ing Bill Gates’ keynote address. I did come to Las Vegas a day ear­ly to see Bill Gates’ keynote address but was not able to get in tonight because I didn’t have a pink tick­et to get into the ball­room. But why didn’t I have… + read on


                  07Jan2007

                  All Badged Up And Ready To Go

                  I’ve got my badge now and am pre­pared to meet Bill Gates. Will there be a line? Yes. Will Bill talk about Vista? Yes. Will I secret­ly wish I was see­ing Steve Jobs? Yes.


                    07Jan2007

                    CES 2007

                    I’m in Las Vegas, get­ting ready to attend CES. I’m head­ing to the Hilton to pick up my badge for the show. Tonight’s big event is see­ing Bill Gates speak. To pick up your badge, you need 2 IDs. A driver’s license and a busi­ness card that is sup­posed to show that you work in the indus­try. I don’t real­ly see how the busi­ness card part can real­ly be that effec­tive. I think Kinkos would… + read on