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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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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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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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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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Musings on Employment, #1

Musings on Employment, #1

So I find myself looking for work in what is claimed to be the recovery time of the worst recession since the Great Depression (although Nevada is still at record unemployment – 13.7% at last report), and some thoughts come to me. Despite the clear need for businesses to attract and retain experience and talent, […]

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Moving on…

Moving on…

The time at Bright Systems has been great experience. As things change, though, so must priorities and positions. What comes next? Unknown, but every job brings new learning, new skills, and new perspectives.

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The Politics of Social Promotion

The Politics of Social Promotion

So, something I don’t get… (well, there are many things I don’t get, but here is one in particular): companies who are on Twitter and want people to follow them, but seemingly aren’t willing to put in the work to filter replies and keep following their followers. I can see both sides of it, but […]

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More on Think Different Posters

More on Think Different Posters

Following up from the previous entry about Think Different Posters, here are photos of one copy of each of the posters I have and am willing to sell from the collection. Serious inquiries only, please. If you want to discuss variations in price, that’s expected. If you’re looking to spend $75 and get a complete […]

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Apple “Think Different” posters for sale

Apple “Think Different” posters for sale

For those who have been subjected to this before, yes, I still have some to go. If you don’t know already, then step right up! Now’s your chance to get your hands on some spiffy original, in-the-original-shipping-tube, 24″ x 36″ (or 36″ x 24″ for landscape, or if you’re just inclined 90 degrees) Apple Think […]

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So, is AT&T holding back?

So, is AT&T holding back?

No surprise that AT&T is weaseling as much as possible regarding network infrastructure expenditures and so forth, but what if it’s even worse? What if AT&T really is making all the infrastructure improvements they say, but those improvements simply aren’t “turned on” yet? The “whatever Apple is going to announce” is going to add a […]

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