Slightly uneven since 2005.

Here Comes 2015!

Here we go again with another New Year's Introspection! What was the single best thing that happened this past year? Attending Grok 2014 What was the single most challenging thing that happened? Learning to deal with the pain of regret and disappointment on a bigger scale than I thought I'd…

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I've largely been silent on the issue of Ferguson, MO. Most of what I've "said" on the topic have been retweets and reblogs of what other people have said. Since I'm not on the ground there, I've ceded my voice to those that are. Since this doesn't feel like my…

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The Lines Worth Reading Between

Apple’s latest earnings have an interesting note: their research spending is the highest it’s been since 2006. Research and development is a fancy business way of saying “doing new things.” When my previous employer entered the great recession of 2008, the plan to weather…

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Sad Lyrics Over Uplifting Chords

I like Owl City. This is independent of my appreciation for Owl City. At their best, Owl City has a tendency to take me back to the late nights in my humid converted-attic bedroom the summer before my sophomore year of high school. To sum up a thousand-word essay in…

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I Like To Appreciate

I appreciate a lot of things, and I like a lot of things. They are not necessarily the same things. In my personal dictionary, when I appreciate something it is usually on its more concrete qualities. I appreciate the workmanship of a well-built desk. I appreciate the fuel efficiency of…

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The New Television

It was a little over a year ago that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings laid out their strategy: “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” I would argue that this has happened. They’ve surpassed HBO in number of (paying) subscribers, essentially proving the market for…

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To Learn and Understand

I am a big picture thinker and a perpetual dreamer. I love taking an idea and fleshing out the concept, and I'm continually inspired by the potential that today's technology affords. If I'm in a room with a like-minded person, things can really take off. So what would happen if…

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