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USC Football Loses Pete Carroll, Hires Lane Kiffin

Wow, what a crazy week for the University of Southern California athletic department.  As a Trojan alumnus (note the color scheme of this web site), I've been fascinated with the news recently that head football coach Pete Carroll was chosen to become head coach of the NFL Seattle Seahawks club.  And just as the rumors of Coach Carroll's potential successor was getting thick, USC announces it is choosing

The Fiesta Bowl blogged live, tonight


I just wrote about tonight's Fiesta Bowl that Rich Garcia and I will be snapcasting tonight at 5:00PM Pacific Time.  Come join us and check out the new features in G-Snap!  The game should be a lot of fun to follow, and we'll do our best to make it worth your while.

Fantastic presentation on Asia's rise, how and when

Sometimes I read the Presentation Zen blog because I enjoy learning about how to make presentations more interesting and effective.  This morning I ran across a posting on the blog that mentions a guy named Hans Rosling; the posting said he's great at presenting statistics, which happens to be something I need to do for a talk of my own soon.

Cringely's Take On Net Neutrality

I really enjoy reading Robert X. Cringely's stuff; he talks about technology, but with a nerdy business point of view.  He is brave enough to put his opinions out in the open and is good about acknowledging when he's wrong.  Plus, it's just damned entertaining reading...if you like reading about business and technology.

How to publish your Drupal site's content as an RSS feed

This site (http://transcode.com) was built using the Drupal open source content management system.  The more I learn about Drupal, the more I like it.  It's easy to set up as a blog engine.  But, I didn't know how to give people an RSS feed for my web site, so that other people could easily subscribe to my blog.

Well, now I know.  Here are two pages with good instructions on how to publish an RSS feed for your Drupal web site:

Great video tutorial on integrating Twitter into your Drupal site

I just found a good video tutorial that shows how to use the Drupal Twitter module, giving your Drupal website the ability to display tweets on the site, and also to post a new tweet when you've added content to your Drupal site.

Welcome to the brand spanking-new Transcode blog

This blog entry is proof that I have finally taken the leap in setting up and taking ownership of my own blog website.  I've had a blog on blogspot.com for a while now, but I decided it was time to own the whole enchilada.  So, I've re-designed this Drupal-based web site to hold my personal blog.  It's been a lot of fun figuring out how I want my site to look, what functionality it should have, how to talk to it from remote blogging client applications, and how to configure my website's developmen

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