Category: TheDailyOm

  • Shattered Glass Of Modern Media

    “Friends don’t let friends go to Forbes.com.” — me! Twenty-five years ago, while working for Forbes Digital Tool, the digital offshoot of Forbes magazine, I collaborated with Adam Penenberg and many other colleagues to bring to light the story of Stephen Glass, a young journalist who turned out to be a fabulist. Glass fabricated facts for…

  • Why Words Matter

    A Man may make a Remark –In itself – a quiet thingThat may furnish the Fuse unto a SparkIn dormant nature – lain –Let us divide – with skill –Let us discourse – with care –Powder exists in Charcoal –Before it exists in Fire –A Quiet Thing, Emily Dickinson When reading this poem, I was…

  • Happy Birthday Matt

    In San Fran’s bay, where dreams take flight,Ma.tt’s the name, shining oh so bright.Crafting internet fame, in the WordPress game.Jazz in his soul, coding’s his art,Like a sax, soaring high and low,Crafting WordPress, with a soft, mellow flow.Ma.tt’s the maestro!Remote is his style, from café to shore,Global miles, open doors galore.In the web’s grand play,…

  • The Greatest Gift is Time

    Matt Mullenweg’s 40th birthday is coming up — and as a gift, I was going to buy him 40 types of cables. However, for a gift, he wants everyone to blog — especially on WordPress. So, that’s what I will do!  I mean, I already blog. So, not that much of a stretch. However, for Matt, I am going to…

  • Jim Courtney, RIP

    Nothing quite reminds you of the passage of time as the passing of people you have met on your journey. Today I learned from Andy Abramson that Jim Courtney, a long-time blogger who wrote about all things voice telephony and Skype, had recently passed away. Andy knew him much more closely than I did. He was a lively presence in the “VoIP”…

  • Jim Courtney, RIP

    Nothing quite reminds you of the passage of time as the passing of people you have met on your journey. Today I learned from Andy Abramson that Jim Courtney, a long-time blogger who wrote about all things voice telephony and Skype, had recently passed away. Andy knew him much more closely than I did. He was a lively presence in the “VoIP”…

  • A New Year. A New 365 “Photo” Project.

    For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.T. S. Eliot First of all, I wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope this year proves to be an educational and inspiring one, motivating you to…

  • Second Chances

    I am one of the lucky ones. Why? Because I have two birthdays: one on the day I was born and the second on the day I was reborn, which is today. Sixteen years ago, I found myself on the brink, facing mortality, only to be mysteriously saved. My natural instinct is not to dwell…

  • Nosocomial

    My endocrinologist wanted me to go get some bloodwork done, just to make sure I am doing okay, my diabetes is under control, and if all my markers were in line. I popped over to UCSF to get the bloodwork done. I wore a mask and used sanitizer. You know the drill. And yet, a…

  • Happy Diwali

    Happy Diwali everyone. Diwali is the Festival of Lights. It symbolizes the spiritual ‘victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.’ We could all use some light in these dark times.