Since the list of most popular posts for 2010 was pretty disappointing, here’s my personal selection of eight more timeless posts for this year — listed in chronological order. Happy reading!
As usual, this does not include the material I wrote elsewhere, for Crikey, ZDNet.com.au and ABC Online. That’s all listed on my Media Output page.
- 50 to 50 #1: Born in Gawler, the first of what was intended to be a series of 50 posts leading up to my 50th birthday. Well, I got a few done, and you can find them in the 50 to 50 category.
- Internet hosting: the cost of support, the first in a series of three articles to help people understand how internet hosting services work from a small business perspective.
- Internet hosting: the cost of reliability. The second. Alas, the third article has not yet appeared.
- Why I’ve deleted my Facebook account, which is self-explanatory.
- Jetstar, Powderfinger to exploit fan’s enthusiasm, one of my rants against the evils of “crowdsourcing” that’s really just unpaid labour.
- Homophobic beat-up by Sun-Herald’s Heath Aston. Sometimes the popular stories are also the good ones.
- Return of the Hallucinating Goldfish: Help! Another brief piece about my little metaphor for government.
- Problematising the discourse: clear communication fail. A stumbled across an unfamiliar word while reading newmatilda.com, and that triggered an essay on choosing appropriate vocabulary for your audience.