Chicken and the Egg

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November 10, 2014

When I built out this new site, I defaulted to Drupal because it is what I am familiar with and I knew it could handle the “complex” stuff I wanted to do with my album listings each year. My hope was that I could build out the authoring well enough that I would end up writing more. I even went through all my old posts and put them into Markdown format and added them to the site.

Technology Ramblings

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October 13, 2014

When I was migrating the content I wanted moved over for the new site, I noticed that I used to write a lot more about the technology I tinkered with. It got me thinking about why I don’t do that anymore, what had changed?

The first thing I realized is that there were fewer technologies I was involved with so writing about them was easier. For example, I tested out a bunch of stuff in the RSS space. It was a single technology but lots of different things involved with it, so it made some sense to write about the variety of tools for RSS.

Spectacle vs. Street Level

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June 8, 2014

We just finished the second season of Arrow which I highly recommend for any DC Comic fans. Even if Ollie isn’t your favorite character, there is enough of the rest of the DC Universe thrown in that it is worth checking out. It also introduced the Flash, which is getting its own show in the fall as well, having two DC franchises on the same network at the same time.

Protecting My Time

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May 28, 2014

About a month ago, I was giving a presentation at work and at the end of it I made a joke. I paraphrased a tweet I saw, saying “If you leave me a voice mail, it is basically like putting a note in a bottle and throwing it in the ocean since it is just as likely to get to me”. Expecting at least a little laughter, I was met with a mixture of confusion and people being appauled I would say something like that.

Imagine No Malaria

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January 26, 2014

Today, our church kicked off its 175th anniversary celebration by having Rev. Katie Dawson come and speak about Imagine No Malaria. I remember hearing what she was going to preach about before today, but didn’t quite process it until we were in church. The entire service brought back many memories and feelings about my trip to Ghana.

On My Phone

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January 4, 2014

For years I have seen folks posting their phone home screens to share what apps they use. I am a sucker for them each time, mainly because I love discovering new apps that I have not heard of or sometimes getting more info about an app that I might have heard of before, but not tried out. So, I have decided to go ahead and post my home screen and talk about the apps I use, since I enjoy those posts so much.

2013 Top Ten Albums

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December 15, 2013

Another year, another list of my top 10 albums, with honorable mentions in no particular order:

Portland Timbers to the CCL

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December 15, 2013

Admittedly, throughout the season I was paying attention to what the Timbers would need to do to make it to the Champions League. I got bummed when Real Salt Lake lost the US Open Cup because it meant that if the Timbers lost to RSL, like they did, then the Timbers would not be in line to make the CCL. With this rule change, instead of the losing team in the championship match making the CCL, now each regular season conference champ will make it, so Portland is taking the spot that RSL was going to have. The timing for the announcement is weird, but I will take it.

Project Link

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November 21, 2013

Yesterday, Google announced Project Link, a new project to bring faster data to Africa. I watched the video and read the site, but the interesting thing to me is how I instantly thought “how does this help Google?” Just three years ago, I would have thought this was the coolest project ever, Google using their resources to make the world better. Now, I just think about how Google wants more people online so they can serve ads to them to make more money.

Pre-Game Rituals

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November 20, 2013

Earlier today, I shared this video on Facebook, originally posted by Kwesi, with the comment, “Something tells me that the USMNT hasn’t done this before any of their matches”. I wanted to explain that a little bit more.

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