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Information overload

GigaOm has a great article on real-time information, Is more real-time information a dream or a nightmare? in which Mathew Ingram touches a bit on the idea of information filtering. It is not a new topic, but one I have been thinking a lot about lately. Living in an era of information overload, is there

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Don’t do that!

Taking chances was fun and easy when we were young, we just did things with little thought. We’d climb up on the counter looking for cookies. We’d grab a hammer and some nails to build forts for our friends. We’d get up in the middle of class to use the bathroom, without raising our hand.

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A Church and a Pub

Years ago, living with my grandfather in Brighton, UK, he would often remind me, “all you need to build a town is a Church and a Pub”. That all you needed was a place for people to congregate and socialize. Once those institutes were in place, people would begin to gather. The first “settlers” would

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Every Life is Precious

St. Petersburg Times writer Andrew Meacham wrote a poignant and important piece on resident Neil Alan Smith who was killed by a hit and run driver. Hit-and-run victim was quiet and dependable, co-workers say The perception and the poor valuing of “roles” is saddening.

Why Mint Beat Wesabe

Marc Hedlund, founder of personal financial site Wesabe, has a candid and interesting read on Why Wasabe Lost to Mint. There were many rumors running around as to why it failed over Mint which he wanted to address. The best conversation on the topic is happening over at Hacker News, but I thought I would

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Living in a Bubble

The great thing about living in a bubble is that everything works in your favor. You are living under your own rules so why wouldn’t it? Not only that, but it is comforting, you can focus on what you find interesting and ignore the rest of the world. This is great for building software, making

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Wonderful Talk on Where Good Ideas Come From Given by Steven Johnson

My grandfather always reminds me that relationships are what’s really important in life. That the people we choose to surround ourselves with will help bring happiness and interest to our lives. Steven Johnson shows just how important interacting within our network is in developing new and interesting ideas.

The Value of a Smile and a Handshake

I was without Internet service for three days last week and AT&T had dropped the ball three times. What was scheduled was a series of appointments, three consecutive days in a row, with the hopes of getting the DSL light on my Motorola 2210 Modem green once again. It was not until day four when

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PayPal a bit Wonky in Google Chrome for Mac

There is also an issue with printing packing slips from PayPal’s Multi-order Shipping tool. Only the first 3 slips print out. Other than those two issues, oh, and the lack of Sliverlight (which means no Netflix viewing), I have been loving Google Chrome and am using nearly exclusively.

Students’ Rights Trampled On in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit

It’s one of those stories that makes my blood boil: Judge, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., and a colleague, Michael T. Conahan, appeared in federal court in Scranton, Pa., to plead guilty to wire fraud and income tax fraud for taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention

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