Welcome to Generation 3: VEPs are the next CMSes

A Grand Evolutionary Theory of All the Software Behind Digital Life, From <img> Tags to CryptoKitties The evolution of online publishing software since 1991 gives us a road map for the next two decades of digital life. Out of the raw muck of early-nineties HTML came high-end Generation 1 CMSes for publishers …

Use hashtags to track your runs, swims, rides (and whatever else!)

I’ve been enjoying watching the hashtags that runners are using in our March virtual race across Ireland, things like #sidewalk and #carolinanorth. Now, our newest code update means each of us will be able use hashtags to track our own habits. For example, the hashtags I use in any virtual challenge …

Some notes on the passing of Blogads 1.0

This is being posted here because some of the staff and energy that powered Blogads.com 2002-2016 is rolling into Racery. If you care about Blogads.com or are a social media geek, read on! As you may have heard, DIY ad service Blogads.com is currently closed for business. It is being …

Why a longer commute makes me 4X happier

I’m writing this on a Friday evening while travelling on the Triangle Transit 405 bus from Durham to Chapel Hill. What started a few weeks back as a one-day experiment has turned into an psychic journey that’s been full of pleasant surprises. A photo posted by henry copeland (@wonderfill) on Sep 9, …

To solve problems, make mayonnaise

Running down the hill on Old Pittsboro Road in Carrboro on a recent morning before work, I saw a big moving truck stuck half-way in to a steep driveway. The truck looked like a rental. Three people, frowning with arms crossed, stood on the road behind the truck. The tow-hitch …