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Entries for August, 2012

100 Friend Limits

Way back when, when I was on Facebook, I had a good amount of “friends” on the service, maybe 350-500.  I can’t recall the exact number, but it was a lot of people from High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, my various occupational peers and a few randoms as well.
On Twitter I have followed 96 people and [...]

Honeymoon Destination: Costa Rica

Over the last week or so, I’ve been planning out a honeymoon for Teresa and I to Costa Rica.  Setting up travel in another country, in another language often, can be difficult.  Luckily, I’m passable at Spanish and have translation websites to help where my feeble skills deem inadequate.  Here’s the agenda:
1.  Direct flight to [...]

Adolescence in Social Media

I’m beginning to think we are in the adolescent stages of “social media” like Facebook and Twitter.  It seems that these services (more so FB) have reached critical mass and peaked, at least in the States.  Now the search for serious innovation and value take over.  You’ll see a lot more new services from the [...]

Priorities.

This is just sad.  Of course there are plenty of other things we spend on that are every bit as frivolous.

“Yes” vs. “No”

Saying yes is often harder than saying no.
Saying no a defense mechanism for the ego.
A way of prolonging the current long as we can.
Birds in the bush, worth less than one in the hand?
We have evolved to be risk averse and it shows.
Saying yes more difficult than saying no.

Getting Older with Fewer Interests?

Since basketball has ended and my beloved Timberwolves retired to their dens to lick reopened wounds, I’ve been mulling about the apartment with less to do.  It struck me the other day that my habits have changed a great deal.
My youthful pursuits included wakeboarding and tubing, basketball, videogames, ladies, kicking it with friends, frisbee golf [...]

Stanley Kubrick on Life

I try to stay away from this, under normal circumstances. This is a post of a repost, from a site I’ve been reading called Brain Pickings. It’s really eclectic and I’ve read a good amount about writers and things that I’m particularly interested in. If you like writing and literature, you should [...]

Prose Decomposed #9: Bright Eyes — Poison Oak

Poison oak, some boyhood braveryWhen the telephone was a tin can on a stringAnd I fell asleep with you still talking to meYou said you weren’t afraid to dieIn Polaroids you were dressed in women’s clothesWere you made ashamed? Why did you lock them in the drawer?And I don’t think that I ever loved you [...]

App.net, Twitter and Facebook: Free or Paid?

Recently the founder of App.net, Dalton Caldwell, wrote a post criticizing bad faith negotiations between Facebook and his startup.  Essentially during the negotiations, he posits that FB basically told him that what his team was working on was in competition with something that the social network giant was working on, but to be nice, they’d [...]

Writing is Not the Language of Business

…Powerpoint is.
In a recent review, I remarked how previously I’d always thought I was more of a visual person.  The other person remarked how my style was more predicated on writing and words.  It wasn’t to say that my visual ability was inhibited or anything of that sort, but that my propensity is naturally to [...]

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