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What I'm working on, thinking about, reading, etc. Design, marketing, knowledge work. Tech, media, writing, personal growth.

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2017 year in review

This year I've had my head down in work. I wrapped up my Lifehacks comic book series. And I launched Blocks Edit, my new web app startup for email marketers.

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Horror movies

Since around 2009, during the month of October, I would decide to watch a handful of horror movies that I would preselect from a list that I kept adding to.

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Detective stories are about solving a mystery, which comes from our inherent need to figure out and resolve things.

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How we change

Every once in a while I decide to rewatch certain movies that come to mind. Usually the ones that have stuck with me and which seem to come up because they relate to a particular mood I'm in.

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Mass Effect series

Itโ€™s been five years since the last Mass Effect videogame series ended, four years including its additional content and since I played it last.

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2016 year in review

To keep track of the stuff I enjoy, I use a basic mobile web form I developed. My goal for 2017 is to release a full-blown app version (developed by a real programmer).

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Last weekend I was in Las Vegas for ScoopFest, an event held for fans of the podcast, Matt & Mattinglyโ€™s Ice Cream Social.

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I've been rewatching some episodes of Penn and Teller: Bullshit! on Hulu and man does that show still hold up despite running back in 2003 through 2010.

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The shift in politics and media

This election is showing us how the Republicans and Democrats continue to make sure they are the only choices for president as traditional media continues to decline to media on the web.

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Music discovery

A couple of months ago I found three burned CDs in a box somewhere labeled โ€˜Mix 2005โ€™. I apparently made them over ten years ago at a time when I listened to music on a portable CD player that played MP3s.

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Publications I post to:

Content Design Blog - email design, digital marketing, and content workflow

Distinctive Quality Blog - web design, marketing, and tech

Indie Aisle Blog - indie publishing and ebook design