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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Mozilla. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

Introducing Carrington Build for WordPress

The team at Crowd Favorite has been working on one of the most innovative drag-and-drop page layout tools I’ve ever seen. In fact, I can’t think of a web-based content management system with anything like this. We call it Carrington Build and it’s been very popular with current and potential clients alike. In fact, the ability to quickly create a page layout with drag-and-drop abilities helped me and the team build our own company website quickly and easily (no custom coding required).

Services for busy people

This is such a first world problem I thought about not posting it. But, I feel there’s an opportunity to make some money and make people happy. I hope I’m not the first to think of this…

Your current possessions

You will need to divide your current possessions into four major categories.

  1. Beautiful things.
  2. Emotionally important things.
  3. Tools, devices, and appliances that efficiently perform a useful function.
  4. Everything else.

You should include your email address in your signature

Most people will argue that your signature should not include your email address. It’s overkill; it’s redundant. Sure, for one-on-one conversations it makes make no sense: you just emailed them.

23andme for adoptees

There has been plenty of coverage of [23andme](http://23andme.com), lately[^1]. Like any self-respecting nerd (I took three years of biology in high school) I had my own DNA analyzed. If you’re not aware: you send a spit sample which is reviewed for known DNA markers to help identify traits, your propensity towards certain diseases and ancestry.

AmazonTote

Place an order with AmazonTote and you get free batched “shipping” to your door once a week. No minimums, no obligations, no subscription. If you have Amazon Prime then you have two delivery days available each week. At first I thought this might cannibalize Prime subscriptions (I only have Prime so I can get free shipping in just a few days) but this just extends the benefit.

Game Tonight?

One of [Crowd Favorite’s](http://crowdfavorite.com/) recent [workshop](http://crowdfavorite.com/workshop/) projects has been to answer the question: [is there a (professional sports) game tonight that would affect my commute](http://gametonight.in/)? Now there’s a simple web app to answer that. Even living downtown, I think to myself “why are there so many people in my bar tonight?” and quickly I realize there’s a baseball game down the street. Additionally, Apple recently selected it as a [Web App Staff Pick](http://crowdfavorite.com/news/2010/06/game-tonight-selected-as-apple-web-app-staff-pick/).

iPad is for consumption, so what?

People think that the iPad is going to destroy a lot of wonderful things about computers: [tinkering](http://diveintomark.org/archives/2010/01/29/tinkerers-sunset) and [programming](http://al3x.net/2010/01/28/ipad.html), [creating](http://www.buzzmachine.com/2010/04/04/ipad-danger-app-v-web-consumer-v-creator/) and publishing. So what does that leave us with? Consumption. Or in other words, being an audience.

WordCamp Boulder 2010

As with last year[^1], [Crowd Favorite](http://crowdfavorite.com/) will be hosting and organizing the local [WordCamp conference for the Denver/Boulder area](http://2010.boulder.wordcamp.org). If you don’t know, WordCamp is a WordPress conference for people of various backgrounds and interests (it’s like no other conference I can think of). I’m excited to see how our [Hydeified](http://andrewhy.de) approach works out this year. We’re always open to suggestions and ideas, feel free to reach out.

The Stone Age ended

People had ideas, innovations, technology and the Stone Age ended. And not because we ran out of stones.