• Justin Townes Earle
    Still heavy on resentment... but dare I say fun?

    Listen to: Justin Townes Earle, ‘Single Mothers’

    by Leigh Michael

    Country crooner and chronic chip-on-his-shoulder singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle is back with his sixth studio release. Single Mothers hits virtual and physical shelves on September 9th
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    Country crooner and chronic chip-on-his-shoulder singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle is back with
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  • Joan Rivers
    My Love Life is Like a Piece of Swiss Cheese; Most of It’s Missing, and What’s There Stinks

    Long Live the Queen of Mean

    by Adrienne Boettinger

    I never really liked Joan Rivers. As a highly anxious person often on an overzealous quest for political correctness, Rivers made me cringe. A lot. Sure, many things she said were side-splittingly funny and she was in one of my most favoritest movies. But she also said some of the most appalling things
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    I never really liked Joan Rivers. As a highly anxious person often on an overzealous quest for poli
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  • iPhone screen with Mail icon
    Email FTL

    Banishing The Tiny Red Circles

    by Shane Barnhill

      Email is notorious for causing stress and distracting us from more important tasks. But it’s hard to get away from email. It’s at work. It’s at home. It’s on our smartphones, desktops computers, and tablets. According to one report, “over 182 billion emails are exchanged” each day, and the load is poised to get
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      Email is notorious for causing stress and distracting us from more important tasks. But it’s h
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Justin Townes Earle The Snap: Country crooner and
Joan Rivers The Snap: I never really liked
Ugh, Email The Snap:  Email is notorious
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The Snap: Last Wednesday, September 10th, to be exact, was Internet slowdown day. If you didn't visit Netflix, Reddit or Kickstarter that day you probably missed the spinning buffer animation that gives you the impression ...
The Anatomy of a Net Neutrality Awareness Campaign

Battle for the Net

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Last Wednesday, September 10th, to be exact, was Internet slowdown day. If you didn’t visit Netflix, Reddit or Kickstarter that day you probably missed the spinning buffer animation that gives you the impression that your Internet connection is running slow. The ruse was meant to be a symbolic slowdown of the Internet, a
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The Snap Whilst attending a picnic, I was accosted by one of the overly familiar. You know the type – the person who doesn’t know you well but feels close enough to you to point out the things about your life that ...
The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

Everyone Is Terrible…But Well-Meaning

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Whilst attending a picnic, I was accosted by one of the overly familiar. You know the type – the person who doesn’t know you well but feels close enough to you to point out the things about your life that make you the most uncomfortable. He’s the awkward uncle at the family reunion
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The Snap: Tilting at windmills. We all do it. We all get pissed off at things we cannot control. For me the windmills tend to be small minded people with power. The petty bearcats that infest every company and who spend ...
Surrender is not a bad thing

Those Over There Are Not Giants But Windmills

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Tilting at windmills. We all do it. We all get pissed off at things we cannot control. For me the windmills tend to be small minded people with power. The petty bearcats that infest every company and who spend every day preventing forward progress. The Download: When we are younger than I am
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The Snap:  Country-folk duo Shovels & Rope released their second LP, Swimmin' Time, at the end of August. You can purchase the album on Amazon or iTunes. You might remember this group for "Birmingham," the ...
This husband-and-wife duo unveil their second LP

Listen to: Shovels and Rope, ‘Swimmin’ Time’

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  Country-folk duo Shovels & Rope released their second LP, Swimmin’ Time, at the end of August. You can purchase the album on Amazon or iTunes. You might remember this group for “Birmingham,” the semi-autobiographical song that explores how Shovels & Rope came into being. Swimmin’ Time is tangible proof
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The Snap: Thank you Ray Rice, for giving me the opportunity to have to explain to my ten year old son why you were suspended and ultimately removed from the Ravens. Thank you Ravens for sitting on this for seven months ...
Prioritizing ratings over the cost to the victim

Thank You, Ray Rice

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Thank you Ray Rice, for giving me the opportunity to have to explain to my ten year old son why you were suspended and ultimately removed from the Ravens. Thank you Ravens for sitting on this for seven months and defending this man. For SEVEN MONTHS you knew exactly what happened and you
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The Snap: According to the Associated Press, law enforcement played the Ray Rice punch video for the NFL three months ago. So the NFL knew that this tape existed and they had seen it before issuing Rice a two game ...
Form Over Substance

Protect The Image

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According to the Associated Press, law enforcement played the Ray Rice punch video for the NFL three months ago. So the NFL knew that this tape existed and they had seen it before issuing Rice a two game suspension. The Download: This is bullshit. Clearly the initial suspension was too light. Two games
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The Snap: A cache of naked pictures was stolen from the smartphones of female celebrities, most notably Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upon. The details of the hack are up for debate as hard evidence is still lacking and ...
How Celebgate Exposes the Risks of the Cloud

Warning: Expect No Privacy In The Cloud

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A cache of naked pictures was stolen from the smartphones of female celebrities, most notably Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upon. The details of the hack are up for debate as hard evidence is still lacking and mostly being inferred by the contents of the heist itself. Through analysis it looks like the photos
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The Snap:  When the debut album of Cold Specks was released back in 2012, we all had a feeling that something big just happened. Or better yet, that something big was just announced and will happen sometime in the ...
A Cold Specs' "Neuroplasticity" Review

The Calming Darkness of ‘Neuroplasticity’

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  When the debut album of Cold Specks was released back in 2012, we all had a feeling that something big just happened. Or better yet, that something big was just announced and will happen sometime in the future. It seemed that I Predict a Graceful Expulsion was something like a deep breath that predicted an
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The Snap I never really liked Joan Rivers. As a highly anxious person often on an overzealous quest for political correctness, Rivers made me cringe. A lot. Sure, many things she said were side-splittingly funny and she ...
My Love Life is Like a Piece of Swiss Cheese; Most of It’s Missing, and What’s There Stinks

Long Live the Queen of Mean

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I never really liked Joan Rivers. As a highly anxious person often on an overzealous quest for political correctness, Rivers made me cringe. A lot. Sure, many things she said were side-splittingly funny and she was in one of my most favoritest movies. But she also said some of the most appalling things
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The Snap: Country crooner and chronic chip-off-his-shoulder singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle is back with his sixth studio release. Single Mothers hits virtual and physical shelves on September 9th. You can purchase ...
Still heavy on resentment... but dare I say fun?

Listen to: Justin Townes Earle, ‘Single Mothers’

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Country crooner and chronic chip-off-his-shoulder singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle is back with his sixth studio release. Single Mothers hits virtual and physical shelves on September 9th. You can purchase the album on Amazon or iTunes, and sample the tracks via NPR. The Download: My feelings towards Justin Townes Earle vacillate
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The Snap: Earlier this year, in the spring, I used the whiteboard in my office to start sketching out concepts for a redesigned website for the Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation. The image above shows an early sketch ...
Seeds Bearing Fruit

Boom Shakalaka

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Earlier this year, in the spring, I used the whiteboard in my office to start sketching out concepts for a redesigned website for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. The image above shows an early sketch of what eventually became the Foundation’s new Shop section (at left), its homepage (center), and also a diagram
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The Snap: CVS announced yesterday that they are changing their name to CVS Health and eliminating the sale of tobacco products. Personally I think this is a very good idea based on the market dynamics. The ...
Cigarettes out, oxygen tanks in

CVS Makes The Right Move

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CVS announced yesterday that they are changing their name to CVS Health and eliminating the sale of tobacco products. Personally I think this is a very good idea based on the market dynamics. The Download: Just for the record I am not a smoker and never have been. So this does not affect
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