the brandenblog

Branden Frederick is a San Jose-based nerd, technology manager, and photographer.

web apps
let's talk about Flickr

let's talk about Flickr

yes, Flickr is still a thing

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20 Dec 2019
Flickr's CEO told the world yesterday that the service, as it is, is unsustainable, and without help will die. I love Flickr, it's the one social media(ish) site I use, and I've been using it daily for a decade. What would the world lose if Flickr went away? Read more.

tranquility

tranquility

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18 Nov 2019
I just completed the fourth major version of the program I use to manage websites. This program – collection of scripts, really – is 561kb of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Miva, all handwritten by me over over a period of 23 years. I call this "Tranquility". Using Tranquility, I can instantly create a new website with a custom theme and any number of static or dynamic pages, including blogs, photo albums, and forms. It is how this blog you're reading right now is powered. To find out how I got to this point, read on. Read more.

I rode an app-based rental scooter

I rode an app-based rental scooter

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28 Oct 2018
Two pay-by-the-minute scooter rental Apps have popped up in my neighborhood. I got my gigantic self on one for the first time yesterday, and rode it for 4 miles. This was my experience. Read more.

how to: install Miva Empresa on linux

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17 Oct 2018
Miva is not the most glamorous web technology – by today's standards its 1995 origin makes it ancient. But it is still actively maintained and developed, and can be used to make web apps. Read more.

music stats: it turns out love *can* be measured

music stats: it turns out love *can* be measured

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15 Oct 2018
I have spent the past 10+ years measuring and analyzing what music I listen to. After many, many iterations, I finally have the data in some semblance of order. Read more.
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