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The latest Gimlet Media podcast series, Surprisingly Awesome, aired last November with a part humor, part informative, but mostly awkward show titled simply “Mold.” With a promise to explore the boring aspects of our ...
Weirdness You Must Hear to Believe

Surprisingly [not so] Awesome: Making the Boring a Little Less Boring

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t Gimlet Media podcast series, Surprisingly Awesome, aired last November with a part humor, part informative, but mostly awkward show titled simply “Mold.” With a promise to explore the boring aspects of our lives and “uncover their inner awesomeness,” the idea seems interesting, and the hosts carry a heavy load of prior accomplis
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Rather than working on apps for its own operating system or the Windows Store, the team at Microsoft has created the newest selfie and portrait enhancement app for iOS, simply called Microsoft Selfie. Much like the ...
Because More Filters Are Just What We Needed?

Microsoft Selfie: Removing Smart from Your Smartphone

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an working on apps for its own operating system or the Windows Store, the team at Microsoft has created the newest selfie and portrait enhancement app for iOS, simply called Microsoft Selfie. Much like the simplistic name this app looks as though it has been created for a child. It offers very limited options and [&hellip
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Just when you thought you the worst the internet had to offer were those “share or your mother dies” posts, along came Katie Notopoulos and Ryan Broderick with Buzzfeed’s Internet Explorer. The quirky pair are ...
The Weird Corners of the Internet

Buzzfeed’s Internet Explorer: Laugh, Cringe, and be Amazed at all the Weirdness the Internet has to Offer

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you thought you the worst the internet had to offer were those “share or your mother dies” posts, along came Katie Notopoulos and Ryan Broderick with Buzzfeed’s Internet Explorer. The quirky pair are delivering everything you’d expect a podcast version of Buzzfeed to be, from cringe worthy tales of online fame seekers to [&hellip
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We all have that one person in our lives that has, like it or not, become our go to “techie” for all things geek, right! I swear I must have aged mine by 10 years this week from the looks of him. The blame belongs to ...
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The Workflow App: a Nightmare for “Normals” but a Great Tool for Techies

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ve that one person in our lives that has, like it or not, become our go to “techie” for all things geek, right! I swear I must have aged mine by 10 years this week from the looks of him. The blame belongs to DeskConnect, makers of the app Workflow: Powerful Automation Made [&hellip
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For those of you who are already sick of the political campaign commercials and news coverage of each candidate’s latest slip up, you may find a surprising ally for your escape in one John Dickerson. Host of Face the ...
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Podcast Review: “Slate’s Whistlestop,” A New Take on Old Politics

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of you who are already sick of the political campaign commercials and news coverage of each candidate’s latest slip up, you may find a surprising ally for your escape in one John Dickerson. Host of Face the Nation on CBS News, political director of CBS News and a political correspondent for Slate magazine, [&hellip
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Recently, I created* a cartoon after thinking about a friend's question: "Should I publish on LinkedIn or Medium?" The cartoon was meant to not only help answer his question, but also to serve up a bit of commentary over the ...
Techies vs. The Normals

Reactions to Publishing on LinkedIn vs. Medium

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I created* a cartoon after thinking about a friend’s question: “Should I publish on LinkedIn or Medium?” The cartoon was meant to not only help answer his question, but also to serve up a bit of commentary over the sad state of LinkedIn, which is flooded with both self-described and wannabe “influencers” see
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A friend asked me whether he should blog on LinkedIn or Medium. For some reason, it inspired me to create the cartoon below. So here you go, buddy. I made this for ...
You're Such a Thinkfluencer

The Difference Between Publishing on LinkedIn and Medium

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asked me whether he should blog on LinkedIn or Medium. For some reason, it inspired me to create the cartoon below. So here you go, buddy. I made this for you
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Several weeks ago, I wrote up my initial observations about the Apple Watch, in which I concluded, "But there’s something about the Apple Watch that does grab you after a few days, leaving you with the distinct feeling ...
A Real Problem Solved

Long Live Cuddle Time, Thanks to Apple Watch

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eeks ago, I wrote up my initial observations about the Apple Watch, in which I concluded, “But there’s something about the Apple Watch that does grab you after a few days, leaving you with the distinct feeling that you don’t ever want to go back to the way things were before you tried one. [&hellip
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I went to my wonderfully, nerdy book club meeting the other day and was horrified to learn a local school district is taking all works of fiction out of the curriculum. Those kids are only supposed to focus on comparative ...
Hey teacher, leave those kids alone?

We Don’t Need No Education

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my wonderfully, nerdy book club meeting the other day and was horrified to learn a local school district is taking all works of fiction out of the curriculum. Those kids are only supposed to focus on comparative analysis of non-fiction articles and books.  This seemed unbelievably terrible until I started questioning what [&hellip
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