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29 March 2013

by tmartin on March 29, 2013

I LIKE IT WHEN SOFTWARE goes to work for me. We spend so much of our time trying to make software tools bend to our will, learning to think like they do, knowing that we can make something happen if we can Just Find The Right Key! Which is why I love alerts so much. […]


RIGHT AFTER AN ELECTION CYCLE AND all its attendant cynicism and mudslinging, I find myself needing something to counter all the muck. Nothing like a nice techy conference to clear the air, right? Last week’s Massachusetts Digital Summit provided blissful geek-speak – and reminded me how much good work actually happens in town hall and beyond. […]

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by Teresa A Martin HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CROWDS? Me, I can get overwhelmed. Like the other week at OysterFest in Wellfleet … when this wildly popular October event turned the street into pedestrian gridlock  … and suddenly my imagination clicked into high gear and I felt like I was fleeing from the jaws of […]


If you don’t give it a try, you don’t know what will happen. That’s why I have to applaud the Town of Barnstable for taking a stab at something new. Or at least something new for this technically conservative region of the country. Earlier this month the town unveiled Barnstable iForum (, an interactive space […]


HERE’S A URL I want to share: (To navigate it well, use the menu options in the footer. By default the footer is turned off, so you’ll probably want to click on the “show footer” link at the lower right corner of page. The footer links are really pop-up menus to different ways of […]