Some may think hell hath frozen over. Others may scream, rant and yell. But, to be fair- I’ve never been elected, I’m not a public figure, and believe it or not, my firm is damn good at what we do. Dayton Public Schools- the Superintendent Lori Ward with the approval knowledge (update) of the School […]

Now you can + 1 posts

by David Esrati on June 7, 2011

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Just added a Google “Plus 1″ or +1  link to the site. This is a way to tell your friends about the post- and if you think they should check this out. It also works on the site (which is where I think you should start). The idea is that when you search for things- […]

Sexy new interface for on iPad

by David Esrati on March 25, 2011

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For those of you reading the site on the iPad, WordPress just released a new plugin- onswipe- that allows for a magazine style format on your device. Of course, if you are still not a wordpress or website wizard, think about joining me for my next Websitetology seminar on Wed April 13th. I’ve installed it- […]

Site updates: new features

by David Esrati on July 16, 2010

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The old dependable Spam Karma II plugin was deprecated with version 2.5 or so of WordPress- it was doing an admirable job of managing spam (about 40K messages a year) and screwing up very little- unless your name was Josh, Jesse or Brad (sorry guys). The new one has a Captcha- let me know if […]

The rules of goodbye Gene

by David Esrati on May 11, 2010

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I’m pretty ok with almost anything on this site- as long as you don’t attack each other personally- or, misrepresent yourself. That means no posting under multiple names. Frequent commenter Gene has of late chosen to sign as a variation on my name- or Gene….. I’ve warned him twice- he’s continued- so I blasted away […]

I’m thinking that my comments about the comments on the Dayton Daily News lame comment moderation system is making a hypocrite out of me. I moderate to the best of my abilities and try to keep it civil- yet allow all viewpoints on this site. Yet- while I advocate for comment moderation tools- I don’t […]

Update on

by David Esrati on February 28, 2010

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For the last few days I’ve been battling a site that had hotlinked to the picture of the Ohio License plate on this site. It was a site of oxymoron photos- I guess the words “beautiful Ohio” and that plate design make people laugh. The hotlink was running bandwidth up- and making stats mean nothing […]

You can now subscribe by e-mail to

by David Esrati on February 19, 2009

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If you don’t read this as an RSS feed, and want to be updated with every post, you can now subscribe by e-mail. Just add your e-mail to the box above the search bar on the right sidebar and you’ll get an e-mail to confirm your address, and then you’ll always be in the know, […]

New look to

by David Esrati on February 18, 2009

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Testing 1-2-3? We’ve updated the look- want to make sure you can still read it, and if you like it. More to come soon, including a twitter feed on the header and an easy way to subscribe to the blog for those of you who still don’t know how to use RSS or a reader. […]

I just sent out an e-mail to every Democrat and Independent voter in OH-3, (ain’t technology grand :-) with this message: Dear forward thinking progressive friends: It seems that John Edwards’ “two Americas” have become three. There are the Republicans, and then there are two divisions of the Democratic party: one is the establishment; the […]