An Open Letter to Motorists in Boise (or Anywhere, Really)

Understand this – when you drive by someone on a bicycles, and yell something out of an open window, all we really hear is “Aaaak”. We can’t hear and distinguish anything more than a syllable, much less a sentence. So, the next time you want to drive by me and yell “Fag!” or “Idiot!” or […]

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Testing Vladimir Prelovac’s Insights Plugin

Blog post about curation Wikipedia Google News Blog Books All of the above were easily added to the post using Vladimir Prelovac’s “Insights” plugin. I like it. It really is a good sidekick for Zemanta. Now this next articles is really something…   Related articles Facebook message led to football player’s rape exoneration – Los […]

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Technology, Economy, Politics

I was quite fascinated yesterday to get this in my inbox Floating city for startups makes waves among entrepreneurs Wow. Basically, the company behind “Blueseed” (the name of the “floating city”) is trying to create an independent “state” where tech entrepreneurs can get together in international waters and pursue their startups. Makes you kinda wonder […]

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A Big Sky Catering

This is a test. I want to see if I can create a backlink to A Big Sky Catering in Boise. It’s my brother-in-law’s catering and food service business. It ranks second in the Google search for “boise catering” and “catering boise”. According to SEO Quake/SEM Rush, the #1 result has 7 links to the […]

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Zemanta Browser Widget vs. Zemanta Plugin

I like Zemanta. It is a “curation” tool that helps you create “nice” posts. It goes along with the whole idea of magazine-style blogs that have lots of content that interests people. I have tried a couple other curation tools, but Zemanta is the easiest and most available of the current products. When I first […]

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How to Read the News

Loved this article. It is from PubMed. It was written about health news, but can be applied to any news story. Link By Dr Alicia White From “Behind the Headlines”, provided by NHS Choices (from England’s National Health Service). If you’ve just read a health-related headline that has caused you to spit out your morning […]

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Good Programmer, Bad Programmer

“My mind is clearer now. At last, all too well. I can see where we all soon will be”. – Judas in “Heaven on Their Minds” at the beginning of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar”. “My mind is in darkness now…” – Judas toward the end of the musical, after the betrayal for the […]

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Drowning in a Sea of Technology

It amazes me sometimes how dependent we have become on technology. Today I was at a client site, and their network guy was on the phone with Barracuda debugging some issues with their firewall/web filter. I overheard most of the conversation. Barracuda would have him adjust something, and he would respond with whatever result came […]

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Website Development

Well, I’ve decided to take the next step and hang my hat on the website development “tree”. This is a big step, but it should not be taken lightly. I plan to make this explode! The market will be local establishments and businesses. I know for a fact I can do more for them than […]

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Draft Day Been Good for Boise State

So to wrap NFL draft day up for Boise State – two first rounders, then four more draftees taken in rounds 3-7, then five more signed before the end of the day as free agents. Beats anything we’ve done in the past. Round 1, #19. Shea McClellin went to “Da Bears”. As a Packer fan […]

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Brand Thyself

For once in my life, I am going to try to do things “the way they are supposed to be done” (or, at least according to what “the experts” say). And, that is going to include branding myself. It’s really what Google wants (see Huff Post, Mashable, PerezHilton, ProBlogger, CopyBlogger, and our fvorites like Facebook, […]

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Brown (UPS) 1, Fedex 0 (or… Fedex Major FAIL)

I was sitting here at home working, and I spied a Fedex truck stopping in the street in front of our house. At first I thought he was just going to put something in our mailbox (is that “legal”?), but apparently he determined the package was too big to fit inside. I saw the driver […]

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Hello world!

I’ve often argued with myself about (re)starting this blog – thinking there was never a really good place to “begin”. Kinda like starting a novel, I guess. An odd case of writer’s block. So, I’ll just start out with today’s most notable event – the NFL draft. I am happy to report that for the […]

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