How Does Wisconsin Get the Job Done?

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on blog.mattgauger.com on January 25, 2010.) The title is the question I asked myself after reading through the latest interview at UsesThis.com. I’d thought about using the Creative Commons-licensed stylesheets of Usesthis.com (aka TheSetup) for a nicer...

Web414 January 2010

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on blog.mattgauger.com on January 14, 2010.) Web414 is a monthly technology meetup here in Milwaukee, which is responsible forBarCampMilwaukee, MKE Devhouse, Milwaukee’s coworking meetups, photowalks, and many of our other events in Milwaukee. Bucketworks is the usual host...

Pulled Thoughts

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on blog.mattgauger.com on January 7, 2010.) Below are several bits and pieces of my previous blog post which didn’t ultimately get included. I thought that there were some neat thoughts in here, so I included them, without rewriting to add...

Feedback Loops and Emergent Behavior

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on blog.mattgauger.com on January 5, 2010.) This post started out as a review of two books. My friend Zac Witte introduced me to the work of Jeff Hawkins, previously of Palm and now working at a company called Numenta, which...

Purpose

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on http://blog.mattgauger.com/2009/12/28/purpose/ on December 28, 2009.) Every blog has to have a purpose. For awhile, I had a blog hosted on Wordpress.com, The Byte Codex. I had told myself that it was my coding blog, and that...

The First 2500 Are the Hardest

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on blog.mattgauger.com on December 27, 2009.) Seth Godin is a prolific blogger. He’s also a successful author. When he hit his 3000th post, I remember him writing The hard part, as you can guess, is the first...

Passion, Absurdity, and Creativity

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on blog.mattgauger.com on December 27, 2009.) Lately I’ve been reminiscing about _whytheluckystiff. He disappeared from the internet earlier this year, taking all of his code, writings, and other creations with him. There’s more info on the Wikipedia...

Shiny, Captain!

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on blog.mattgauger.com on December 29. 2009.) Today I decided I wanted to start blogging again. I thought about my options on my hosting, and didn’t particularly feel like running a full-blown blog engine like Wordpress or Drupal. I...

BarCamp Madison 2: A Recap

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on bytecodex.wordpress.com on August 1st, 2008.) Had a blog post that I was writing at BarCampMadison2 as the weekend progressed, and forgot to put it under source control. Now it’s gone! Instead I’ll say that it was a great...

Programmer Blogs You Should Read

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on bytecodex.wordpress.com on July 29, 2008. I wanted to note that despite being so short, this blog post was both the most read blog post on my Wordpress blog, as far as I know. Most of the blogs listed here...