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Some thoughts on the homeless

Some thoughts on the homeless

First, this is awesome if you don’t have a car or are otherwise inclined to need it. A “cargo home tricycle”: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3033359/this-cargo-bike-hides-a-tiny-homeless-shelter It also plays into something else I’ve been pondering recently: homelessness is still a major issue. If you’re fortunate enough to have a car (or one of these bike houses), you may still have […]

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Who cares if no one cares?

Who cares if no one cares?

Lately, I’ve been pondering the preponderance of organizations dedicated to getting people to “buy local”, which I suppose includes my own, in a sense. While Social Gifting is not strictly a campaign it is designed to support those who have and participate in these campaigns. The goals of connecting gamblers to local businesses via the […]

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Thanksgiving Thoughts, 2010

Thanksgiving Thoughts, 2010

I have so many things I could say, so many themes to explore on this US holiday of reflection. I sit here in front of the keyboard and topics come fast and furious; unemployment, safety nets, charitable giving, volunteerism, party politics, politics of fear, hiring practices, business confidence, economic confidence, consumer confidence, housing, hunger, and […]

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Looking for feedback: iPhone SMS managem...

Looking for feedback: iPhone SMS management

I’ve started this discussion with a few people individually, but would be interested in getting opinions from just about anyone who uses an iPhone, business or pleasure, and uses SMS/MMS, in relation to offline uses of the information: searching, archiving, reviewing, etc. from your Mac OS machine. Windows users are free to comment as well […]

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More Thoughts on Social Media

More Thoughts on Social Media

Clearly, I’m not a formal internet marketer. I don’t have “new media” in my Twitter bio. I have actual programming code in another text window of the editor I’m writing this in (text editor? ABSOLUTELY NOT a marketer). I don’t have a followbot looking for trends, I don’t spam everyone I can find on Facebook. […]

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30 Days (in the hole). Thanks for nothin...

30 Days (in the hole). Thanks for nothing, AT&T.

That’s how long it has taken AT&T to decide that it’s groundbreaking unlimited plan for the iPad is a little too consumer-friendly for a company so focused on wringing every dollar out of each subscriber. In other words say, goodbye to the affordability of the iPad as a streaming entertainment device.

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Photo print special until 9-Jun-2010

Photo print special until 9-Jun-2010

Reno Dawn or Geiger 1 Panoramic Photos for  any wall! This is a Facebook-specific promotion. “Like” Brad Brighton (photography) (see the bottom of this post) and get either of these images (or both!) for only $400 each and free shipping! That’s over 50% off the normal price 0f $800 each and shipping extra, but only […]

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Musings on Employment, #2

Musings on Employment, #2

After having the earlier “down” post about the job search and the unrelated mental regurgitation (only partly digested, it seems, on reflection), I figure it’s worth taking a few minutes to highlight the fact that not every company, not every recruiter is so callous toward applicants, and that gives me hope. CyberCoders I’m going to […]

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Apple:AOL::AOL:CompuServe

Apple:AOL::AOL:CompuServe

What the hell? Another click-bait headline for an article filled with Apple-bashing garbage, designed to bring the masses in with their teeming, steaming fingers commenting away? Not really. It’s actually a complimentary comparison (though for the very reasons it is, many of the likely readers of this article will be offended). So I sit down […]

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