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Dropped Out.

Jillian: How will it end, I wonder? In order to address this unanswerable question with poetry and symmetry, I look back to the beginning. Rereading the early entries, from the planning stages to our first enthralled weeks in Mexico, through all the trials up to this present moment; as I listen to the waves, I [...]

4May2009 | | 20 comments | Continued
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Reason #2,142 the Internet is Stupid: The Perceived Value of Domain Names

I still can’t quite understand why there is still such a thing as a “domain aftermarket,” because in case no one noticed, domain names don’t really have any value. With the exception of a good one-word domain name, such as shop.com for a shopping site, feed.com for a news aggregator or farm supply store, buzz.com [...]

23Jan2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Egomania: Now in Beta Testing

Some of you may have noticed that yesterday, we quietly added a little “What is Malcolm Doing” box in the middle sidebar on the home page of the site. In it, you will see little micro-updates to the blog, with whatever I happen to be doing at a given moment, updated anywhere from 5 to [...]

30Jul2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Building Community with the New Yolisto

About a year ago, we launched a website called, “Yolisto,” which aimed to be a kind of Craigslist-inspired community classified advertising website for residents of the Yucatan. The initial response was quite positive, earning us a few posts and even a shoutout on Yucatan Living. The site worked well, and people seemed happy to have [...]

4Mar2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Introducing DroppedIn: The Magazine

Something just wasn’t sitting right about our last redesign a few months ago, and I couldn’t figure out what it was. After staring long and hard at the site for the last couple of days, it finally hit me: our intentions and our content had outgrown the blog format. After living here in the Yucatan [...]

17Jan2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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A new look and new technology

As you can see, there’ve been some changes around here. We have moved from using Movable Type to WordPress, for a couple of reasons. First, with over 500 entries and over 1000 comments, the blog was not performing well at all. With WordPress, there is no publishing to be done, which means articles are posted [...]

21Nov2007 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Housekeeping Issues

20Nov2007 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Celebrating Two Years of Dropping In

31Oct2007 | | 0 comments | Continued
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We’re Back on Track

12Sep2007 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Announcing the Beta Launch of Hallway Wars

20Feb2007 | | 6 comments | Continued
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The Positive Yolisto Vibes Continue

15Jan2007 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Inserting Yolisto into the Public Consciousness

11Jan2007 | | 4 comments | Continued