Blogging Still Matters in a Social Media World

One of the main things I want to do more in 2014 is post on my blog. It’s a daily fight with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. However, this has been my web home for over ten years now an I need to start treating it better. Great post by Matt… Blogging is harder than it […]

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Why Are Lyrics Sites So Profitable? (And How Bob Dylan Wins)

Lyrics searches area a major deal, especially in search advertising. Do a search on Google or Bing for your favorite song with “lyrics” attached and you’ll see a number of results. Companies such as AZLyrics, Sing365, MetroLyrics, SongMeanings, Lyric Freak etc all tend to out rank even artist sites as they compete with each other […]

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“Can I Handle the Seasons of My Life?”

Last night, I had a crisis. On the way to celebrate Christmas with my wife’s family in Spartanburg, SC I realized that I had made a major mistake. I pounded the steering wheel and had an adrenaline-spurred moment of animal rage followed by the inevitable realization that the deed had been done and the only […]

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Quantifying Myself in 2014

I’ve been meaning to get around to doing a Thinking Daily about this. Hopefully, I’ll get to that sooner than later. Hint: I’m a big fan but for reasons you might not guess. More soon (hopefully): We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely […]

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I like this Alot

Worth your time to go read as it will change the way you interact with other humans (and Alots)… So the next time you are reading along and you see some guy ranting about how he is “alot better at swimming than Michael Phelps,” instead of getting angry, you can be like “You’re right!  Alots […]

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The Problems with Bitcoin

Good piece that I hits the points that have unsettled me about bitcoin all along… I want Bitcoin to die in a fire: this is a start, but it’s not sufficient. Let me give you a round-up below the cut.Like all currency systems, Bitcoin comes with an implicit political agenda attached. Decisions we take about […]

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Sprint Buying T-Mobile??

As a loyal fan of T-Mobile’s no-contract services, I can only respond with “whaaaaa????” Please dear baby divinity no… Sprint, the third biggest wireless carrier in the US, is preparing to buy out its rival T-Mobile, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. While the deal is a ways off, Sprint is expected […]

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WordPress and the Longevity of Good Software

The new WordPress 3.8 is definitely beautiful on the admin side. I’m glad to see open source software like WordPress continue to persevere (and thrive) over such a long period on the web (10 years old) given how much publishing on the web has changed and how fads have come and gone. WordPress is, in […]

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Looks like Waze is now in Google Now

Just saw this after getting the KitKat 4.4.2 update on my Nexus 5 tonight.

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Not Every American Needs to Learn How to Code

Let’s make sure our citizens are literate first and capable of doing basic math before we try to sell the next “American Dream” as being a app maker to our kids. I love coding. I loved when my students were interested in coding as a middle school teacher. However, I made it clear to them […]

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