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Data journalism

Everyone loves a good infographic, right? Especially when it’s based on true data and does some data mining. I’ve thought about getting into more data journalism. A couple articles that have helpful resources: From journalism.uk:

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mattmaldre.com new mission

As of today, the mattmaldre.com blog will start to feature more short and quick blog posts. I was keeping this site mostly to tech and publishing thoughts. Often there are many topics that I simply want to write about that I find interesting. One of the blog formats I find inspiring is Dave Winer’s blog […]

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Analyzing your browser bookmarks

Are there any websites that analyze your browser bookmarks?

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Cleaning out your browser bookmarks

Do you have a ton of browser bookmarks? I had 2,800 bookmarks in my Chrome. Yipes! The oldest bookmark was from August 2005. These have been collecting for over ten years. Many of the sites are dead, or I just don’t care about them. I managed to delete 1,500 of my bookmarks using the very […]

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11 Chrome extensions I use every day

Make your Chrome browser more flexible and powerful with these handy extensions. I use these eleven Chrome extensions every day. Evernote Web Clipper Save any webpage to Evernote. I use this for almost every single article I read online. Whenever I ask myself, “what was that article I read about XYZ?” I can search my […]

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Silly, but official, NFL hashtags

The NFL is assigning official hashtags for each of the 32 teams. Anytime someone uses one of these hashtags, an emoji of the team logo appears right next to the hashtag. Tweet out #Broncos, and you’ll get a Broncos emoji next to the hashtag. It’s pretty cute when that happens. Back during the Olympics, whenever […]

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Endorphins or ten dolphins?

“When I get a task done, I get a little endorphin shot of satisfaction.” A blogger explains his brain rush with productivity. For many people these endorphins apparently come out during

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Say something funny for each of your #firstsevenjobs

A fun meme called #firstsevenjobs is going around where you list the your first seven jobs. Here’s mine: 1. Ice Cream Artist 2. Sculpture Lab Technician 3. House painter 4. Design Intern 5. Design Lab Technician 6. Art Director 7. Graphic

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The prize for being subscribed to an email newsletter for 5+ years

When I

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How long have you been signed up for a particular website?

Do you ever wonder how long you’ve been on services like Spotify? Twitter and Facebook provide your sign-up date, whereas some services don’t. Searching through your email is certainly one method of finding your sign-up date. But what if you either deleted the email, or the service never sent a welcome email? How to keep […]