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Do We Need an App for That? Well, Sometimes…

Well a week has come and gone, and my app free experiment is complete. The answer is, as I had assumed it would be, “Depends on how good your mobile site is.” Facebook – I’m definitely sticking with the mobile site. It is more full featured (tagging in posts is easier, as

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Keep the Internet Free and Open

A free and open world depends on a free and open web. Take a few minutes today and sign the petition against the closed door meetings that the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is holding to regulate the internet. The internet does not belong to the government, it belongs to us.

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Facebook Doesn’t Own Your Stuff

About once every six months or so, it seems a meme (for lack of a better term) pops up in Facebook land. The text is usually a little different, but it basically says “Hey Facebook, I own my stuff and since I posted this you have to acknowledge it so there!” So,

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Entering the World of Dungeons and Dragons

I’m learning how to play Dungeons and Dragons for the first time. I went in with no idea what to expect, or how to prepare. I’m going to document my journey for anyone else who finds themselves in this position. Last night was my second game night. I’m combining the first two

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Product Review: GUNNAR Glasses

First, a little background, I wear contacts and stare at a screen at least 9 hours a day at work. Usually about four or so hours in, I start rubbing my eyes. About seven hours in I have problems focusing on the screen. Not pleasant. Especially when it gets to be 12-14

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Do We Really Need an App For That?

Apps are the make-or-break item of smart phones and tablets. There is an app for everything and some of them are quite bad. There was a recent story out about how Facebook is trying to get its employees to use Android in hopes of making the Android Facebook app less awful. But

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Happy One Year Derbyversary to Me!

With all the extra hours at work, and the vacation immediately following, I got very fall behind on my write once a day goal. I also completely missed my first year derbyversary!  Derby becomes so much a part of your life, that we celebrate the moment we entered it. We use it

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Always On

If you’re read a lot of blogs like I do, you undoubtedly saw several of them go dark as New York was hit by Hurricane Sandy. They took to Twitter, tubmblr, and Facebook to get out updates and keep us all informed. The fact that they were/are still continuing to write during

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Playing a Book, Reading a Game

This actually happened back in the summer, but I really didn’t have a good place to talk about it then so I’m writing about it now. Sometimes, two pieces of media just go together incredibly well. When I was on staycation this summer I started reading Amped by Daniel H. Wilson and playing Deus Ex: Human

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PIPA and SOPA Supporters

PIPA and SOPA Supporters It’s close to election time, and while I’m not usually political, I make an exception for bills like SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA(Protect IP Act). These were hot button political issues at the start of the year, and for good reason. These acts will allow entire domains to