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Gadgets & Computers

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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 | | 5 comments | Continued
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Housekeeping Issues

A few things: In my junk-deleting frenzy, I accidentally deleted about a month’s worth of comments yesterday. If you posted something that I didn’t respond to, I apologize. We have been nominated (okay, I nominated us) for a Blogger’s Choice Award. If you like our site, please consider voting for us!

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

Somewhere in the middle of all this wedding hullabaloo, Dropped In quietly turned two years old. Like we did last year at about this time, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on where the blog has come, and what’s next for Malcolm and Jillian. When we started, I had just come off a […]

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

Apologies for the absence. DroppedIn had been getting slower and slower over the last few months, ultimately refusing to publish AT ALL, and we just couldn’t figure out why. Now, thanks to the fine folks in Movable Type tech support, we’ve found the culprit: the 10,000+ comments that had already been filtered as Junk were […]

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

If I may take a break from Mexico for a minute, I would like to officially announce the launch of Hallway Wars: The Ultimate High School Battle Royale! We have been developing this online multiplayer browser-based game for a while now. In Hallway Wars, you choose one of four high school cliques to join in […]

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

It looks like everyone loves Yolisto. Rivergirl over at HiddenCancun has given us a very nice little writeup comparing Yolisto to the online yard sale she has been waiting for. Go on over and give it a read. We have spent the last week taking feedback and following suggestions to get the site where it […]

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

Some of you may have noticed that we quietly snuck a little ad for Yolisto into the bottom-left corner of the page. We weren’t quite ready to talk about it, but the time has come. Here’s the thing. The Yucatan needs a community classifieds website, similar to Craigslist. Ideally, it should be available in both […]

11Jan2007 | | 4 comments | Continued