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Video Tip: Consider the Background

Check out what happens at :37. My guess is that something happened or maybe the person filming the piece wanted to change up the subjects angle or the lighting was just a smidge better… but they caught a recycle bin in the background. Drats. I hate it when that happens. You can usually get away […]

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Reminder: Back-up your blog

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This morning I woke up and my blog was down. With more than 6 years of content here that is scary. It was a healthy reminder to me that it was time to back-up my blog. (After fixing some corrupt tables) This is your reminder: If you haven’t backed-up your self-hosted WordPress blog lately, you […]

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iPhone, Your New Cigarettes

iPhone, Your New Cigarettes

The parallels between the iPhone in 2011 and cigarettes in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s are stunning. It’s iconic. It’s celebrated as the cool thing. It’s a status symbol. It’s celebrated in the media. It’s manufacturer is getting rich. There are cheap imitations. (Sorry Android users) It’s addicting, but not viewed as a serious […]

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5 Things the App Store Teaches Us

A live view of current apps being sold. HT to Sachin Agarwal

More than 1 billion apps have been downloaded from the iTunes app store. Believe it or not, there are lots of people who still don’t think of it as a serious marketplace. A billion is 1,000 million folks. That’s pretty serious. Here are 5 things that the app store has taught me Free is a […]

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