Pursuit of Why

I don't write here often. Typically when I do, it's because of events that have triggered its occurrence. This is more of a running dialog in my head... I haven't stopped working. No, honestly. I no...

Where do we go from here?

I spent so long fighting stagnancy to get to this place; stability, recognition, disruption. Now we're there... then what do you do? This is the question every disrupting faction must...

Wisconsin

Just me being silly...but seriously, you should really spread drupal either through this QR code or clicking the twitter image. Tweet to @btopro !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(...

Reboot

This is the first day of the rest of your life I just got back from Alaska recently and I feel like I am finally at peace (once again).  The level of work I've been engaged in over the last...

Cultural transformation through information technology

There are a few competing theories of information technology with regard to philosophy of technology.  Some say that people create technology with political agendas, even if unintended which...

Sex and Data

Mostly driven by Google's data privacy policy change, ownership of your 1s and 0s on the internet has started to become a lot more predominant in people's minds.  What are they doing...

JoePa recruited me

No, JoePa did not recruit me for football.  I didn't come to Penn State because of the football (before coming here I didn't even like football).  I didn't know who he was or...

The new Road Rage - Net Rage

Everyone that's been in a car before has either experienced or been the target of road rage.  I think road rage happens in part because of the social norms established by the vehicle itself...

When is obsession a good/bad thing?

"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them." - Einstein I can't stop working. Not because I'm told I have some insane...

The impending US tech bubble

Yesterday you have become aware of the impending Tech Bubble.  I foresee a bubble similar to that of the DOT-COM bubble of a decade ago.  Here's why: Platforms are stabilizing Consumer...

nosce te ipsum

Maybe it's a trend brought about by the internet (it is) but I'm noticing an increasingly great push towards openness, participation and transparency in all things.  Granted, i'm in...

My {new} motivation

Author: Unknown Monk 1100 A.D. When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.  I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.  When I found I couldn...

Transforming industry through information altruism

This posting is a refinement of a concept that I presented earlier on this blog: Using OSS to disrupt industries. Through the title, I am suggesting that there are negative network-effects in the...

Forgotten / Delayed Generations

So, I've had the following on my list of things to do for over three months and finally decided to act on it: "post about the failed generations. technology is implemented before we fully...

Today I become a daddy

It's 1:55am, Oct 12, 2010 and at some point in the next 20 hours, I will be a father.  I always feel like I used to be a dad at one point in having a much younger sister who always looked up...

You are missing the point...

Who are you voting for this November?  If you say the Democrat, you're a dumb ass.  Conversely, if you say the Republican, you are also a dumb ass.  WAKE UP PEOPLE.  We've...

Marketplace Griefing: OSS to disrupt industries

"I just DO things. I'm a wrench in the gears. I HATE plans. Yours, theirs, everyone's ... Schemers trying to control their worlds. I am not a schemer. I show schemers how pathetic their...

clean urls - why I'm a moron..

So outline designer 1.1 (finally) got released yesterday. I've been wanting to work on it for several months and only got enough free time to get to it in the last week at work. Everything was...

Thank God for MST3K!

It's been at least 2 or 3 years since I've watched MST3k and I'm so happy that I've finally gotten to sit down and watch an episode.  Not gona lie, this was a pretty shitty day...

Sustainable Systems Development : a moral issue

Sustainability has been a "hot" topic for the last five plus years now. It is often talked about in the context of the environmentalist movement or farming, but allow me to give the concept...

A commitment to Theme purity

Currently I'm trying to develop this site without the use of anything that would modify the base-chamfer theme.  The only changes I've made to what's "in the box" are as...

Design4Drupal resources

This is the reference page based on the presentation that Mike Collins and I gave in Boston at Design4Drupal Design Camp.  If you have any questions feel free to comment here.  Here are...

Warning: A drupal site approaches

So, after being unsuccessful in getting btopro.com for the last two years, I decided to make a new site called btopro.net.  It's not ideal, but it works.  Where my Drupal Education for...