Get Your News from RSS, not Social Media

In the article above, we see how bad actors are gaming the algorithms of Facebook and Twitter to spread disinformation. We have seen how the proliferation of fake news has led to global catastrophes like Brexit, Trump’s presidency, and the resurgence of hate groups worldwide. We know that the algorithms that power …

Good MF’ing Online Learning

  Every so often, I go visit this website for inspiration: MotherFuckingWebsite.com It starts with the text This is a motherfucking website. And it’s fucking perfect. Seriously, what the fuck else do you want? It goes on to remind us that websites do not need to have all the eye …

Review: Typora Markdown Editor for Mac

I have been evaluating Typora, a markdown editor for Mac (currently free while in beta). Its killer feature is a distraction-free interface that allows you to type markdown syntax, but quickly hides it in a readable preview so you get more of a WYSIWYG experience. I have been really enjoying …

Build a Web Page Fast with Emmet.io

I’ve been developing a lot of elearning design in HTML5 recently, and I’ve been rediscovering how much I love working with Emmet.io (formerly known as Zen Coding). It’s a simple syntax that lets you string together shortcuts for HTML elements, and then POOF! expand them into a complete website. It …

My Favorite WordPress Plugins and Themes 2015

I’ve been using self-hosted WordPress for 6 years now, and I’ve experimented with several site plugins to add different features to my sites. This is a short list of the plugins and themes I keep coming back to year after year. Here on Ted Curran.net, the focus is on reading …