Moral March on Raleigh 2014

This morning’s march in Raleigh, organized by the NAACP with support from many other organizations and individuals that care about social justice ?was awesome. It was great to be among so many who want to move North Carolina forward, resisting the powerful forces that are taking it backwards.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from this ?morning. See more at


Gathering at the start of the march — note the pink hats from Planned Parenthood…

NCWU was there!


My sentiments, exactly, in front of one of the three Jumbotrons — everyone could see and hear though some of us were blocks from the stage.


View after noon — still several blocks of people, and lots of pink hats!


New web site

There was a kerfuffle today on the Social Media Page and the Social Media Strategy Group about not using the new logo until “approved” versions are available. I guess I did expect that versions suitable for social media profiles (e.g. square) would be among those released early. A date in “March” will suffice — but better staff oversight of what’s happening in the member conversations in social media might have headed off some wasted effort.

Anyway, if anyone’s listening, here’s a list of issues I’ve seen with the new web site: Continue reading

WordPress as a CMS? Bah, humbug – but there’s hope!

I’ve been using WordPress as a website platform since 2006. At the 2007 NTC, I was carrying around my yellow WordPress messenger bag (note – even before the W logo was standardized) and tried to start a BOF session on “WordPress as a CMS” – no takers.

Anyway, fast forward to yesterday’s WordCamp San Francisco that I partially attended via live stream. There is still a *really* strong bias towards WordPress as a blog platform. And that’s fine. That’s what Matt uses it for (adding pages and image galleries to a blog do not a CMS make) and I’m sure that’s a large part of its popularity — essentially single user, expository platforms. Continue reading