A new look for The Linchpen

After three years on WordPress, I’ve finally put a fresh coat of paint on The Linchpen. The theme is called Oulipo and it has a clean, minimalist design.

Long-time readers will remember when this blog started on Blogger in November 2007 — that was design no. 1. The only other time the look has changed since then is when I switched to WordPress in August 2008. So that makes this the third coat.

I initially did some theme previewing and testing on a local sandbox (MAMP, ftw!), but this update is still very much a work in progress as I continue to make tweaks and improvements.

Drop a comment in below (or using this contact form) and let me know what you think. Thanks!

Responses on Twitter to “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Last week I asked: What did you say when someone asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” when you were in elementary school. Below are some answers from Twitter. Enjoy! (Also, feel free to continue the #wdywtbwygu hashtag.)

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

UPDATE: Read some of the responses.

Quick thoughts from this evening:

@P2chairman When I was in elementary school and people asked, “What do want to be when you grow up?” I’d say, “scientist and inventor.”less than a minute ago via Power Twitter



@P2chairman I’ve realized more and more over the past year or so how much those lie at the heart of my interest in journalism and technologyless than a minute ago via Power Twitter

When you were in elementary school, what did you say when asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Do you see any connections between that and your current job or interests?

Thinking about this makes me feel thankful for all the great opportunities I’ve had and continue to have in journalism and technology.

UPDATE: Read some of the responses.

Liveblog of New Media Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2010

Today I’m attending the 2010 New Media Women Entrepreneurs Summit, organized by J-Lab and hosted at the Kaiser Family Foundation in downtown DC. Follow along with a liveblog and curated tweets:

Updates from Poynter programming for journalists/journalism for programmers seminar

I’ll be gathering tweets and posting updates from the Poynter programming for journalists/journalism for programming seminar (see previous post) in this CoverItLive blog.