| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Rob Rankin created a website to help fellow University of Miami students find spots in the classes they need. UM let its advisers link to the site and the IT department offered to hire Rankin for other projects.
Young hacker Chris Putnam made profiles on...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:42 PM
(This is in response to Grantland's Bryan Curtis, who wrote "The Rules of College Football Fandom" and "Part Two" for the site this week. Halfway through part two, Curtis uses a tweet of mine to explain why as a Ball State graduate, I can't have a...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:55 PM
A Level 2 sex offender was arrested Sunday in a men's restroom in Elma, where he intended to have sex with an 11-year-old boy, said the Washington State Patrol. The suspect, Joel R. Alexander, 35, was convicted of second degree child rape in 2001.
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:23 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — "Who am I to say I want you back? When you were never mine to give away."
Those are the opening lines of a song that accompanies a "New Myspace" promotional video. The once-mighty social network is trying to stage yet another...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Bands that improvise often talk about channeling what’s in the air, picking up on a collective vibe in the room and turning it into music. In keeping with these socially-mediated times, Umphrey’s McGee is taking that notion a step further: Why...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Days into an unprecedented social-media push on behalf of a criminal defendant, George Zimmerman's attorney,Mark O'Mara, is already owning up to two missteps.
Neither one is significant enough to greatly impact his case. At least so far.
But the lessons...
| May 4, 2012
The Men of Ebenezer AME Church, 26 W. Bethel St., will hold a breakfast Saturday, from 7 to 11 a.m.
The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, fried potatoes and onions, biscuit, juice or coffee.
The meal costs $6. It will be eat in, take out,...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have a message for Google: "Don't be evil."
A group of developers from those companies banded together to call Google's bluff on claims about its controversial new Search Plus Your World tool. The recently launched tool...
| May 6, 2012
| 1:05 AM
I don't care about George Zimmerman's MySpace page.
Granted, it was gratifying to read recently in The Miami Herald about his crude animus toward Mexicans ("soft ass wanna be thugs") and his reference to a former girlfriend as an "ex-hoe." Given the way...
| Oct 18, 2012
For something so little, it's a big talker. Apple's iPad mini hasn't even been officially announced yet — that's scheduled for Tuesday — and already people want to know what apps to download first.
That's easy: Angry Birds everything. But...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:10 AM
The bari-sax and toy-piano-driven “Dog,” a memorable song on You Scream I Scream's last album, Bug in a Light, pits panting man's-best-friend (“You better like me 'cause I'm your best friend/Dog-dog-dog-dog”) against backward-hat...
| Jan 22, 2012
Our freedoms tolerate little wiggle room. We are not to tamper with speech, religion, guns, assembly and, apparently, the freedom to show one’s ugly side in a good strong light.
As a journalist, I have been taught to go to the wall in the name of...