A new year is breathing new life into Social Media Club’s Charleston chapter, as it is set to relaunch with a meetup at Liberty Tap Room in Mt. Pleasant on January 19. The new leadership team in town includes Jeff Webster (who originally founded SMC Charleston in 2008), Cheryl Smithem, Ashley Thiesen Caldwell, Jennie Fiechtl, […]
Web developers, please take note: Unless a piece of video or audio is the centerpiece of the entire page, with no surrounding content and an expectation that the media should start playing immediately, autoplay is not acceptable. I seriously question if the people at large companies who decide autoplay videos are a good thing actually […]
I’m writing this within Firefox 4, Beta 9. So far, so good — Firefox does seem significantly faster over the 3.x versions, and has already withstood a Flash crash without dumping the entire browser, indicating that the sandboxing work Mozilla has done is performing well. The UI has had quite a makeover, drawing a lot […]
I’m young enough to have only had one floppy drive on my computers (in fact, I had floppies on every machine until the MacBook Pro). This question on Super User makes me feel a lot, lot older.
James Spann passes along a confirmation of last night’s mysterious fireball: it was indeed a meteorite landing in Mississippi. NASA out of Huntsville used some interesting techniques to confirm the meteorite, too. Take a look.
Given lots of Twitter chatter and the likelihood of asteroids on approach, it is very likely that a meteor hit the Earth tonight in Mississippi, reportedly even creating a new crater. According to meteorologist James Spann, the flash of light associated with the meteor was seen from Oklahoma to North Carolina. Expect to hear a […]
Map of ice accumulations prepared by the National Weather Service in Charleston. This winter just gets weirder every day, it seems. Monday brought on a fairly significant icing event in the Charleston area that, for a change, did not involve Smirnoff. Roads were closed, schools were closed and delayed even today, and black ice is […]
As a Chargers fan, I hate to see him go. But as a Panthers fan, I’m very pleased to see Ron Rivera become the team’s next head coach. He’s consistently impressed me over the years with the work he did with the Bears and later the Chargers. In San Diego, he inherited and kept a […]
Echofon’s run as my go-to Mac-native streaming Twitter client may end tomorrow, if this report is legit: Tweetie 2 for Mac, which appears to have been renamed “Twitter for Mac,” will be free with the launch of the Mac App Store tomorrow, according to RazorianFly. Based on the admittedly low-resolution screenshot, it’s a looker, and […]
I’m renewing my commitment to reading the Lowcountry Blogs feed this year. It’s fascinating to see who in the area, after nearly five years, are still full-tilt blogging, how the blogs have evolved, who have gone silent and who have taken entirely to Twitter in lieu of blogging.