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My thoughts, mainly on knowledge work, marketing and publishing, tech and design, and personal growth, along with related links.
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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 ‘Mix 2005’. 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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The FBI vs Apple and our civil liberties

You may have heard about the FBI demanding that Apple crack into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. Apple has refused because they feel that it is a huge security risk to their customers.

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2015 year in review

At the end of every year I go through the list I keep of various things I enjoyed and pick out my favorites. Here are my faves for 2015.

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The virtues of being lazy

Laziness is viewed as a negative characteristic. It's something I've always struggled with myself since whenever I felt lazy, I would feel guilty and often force myself to try and do something about it.

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My Soylent experience

You may have heard of Soylent by now: the meal hack for geeks. If you haven't, it's basically a meal replacement drink designed to give you the nutrition your body needs while making it easy to prepare and consume.

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WinAmp

During the early days of MP3s, WinAmp was the best Windows MP3 player around.

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Chores

Teller, of Penn and Teller fame has been known to say that the things you're most passionate about you do when all the chores are done.

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Publications I sometimes post to:

Content + Code Blog - email marketing insights and strategies

Indie Aisle Blog - indie publishing, ebook tech, and promoting online

Distinctive Quality Blog - design and technology