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On the topic of “Pictures”

I’m very sorry that Jennifer Lawrence and so many women had their privacy invaded. However, I am very very encouraged by the discussion that it has created this time around. Previously, I’ve seen in the news how a single woman had pictures leaked and how upset she was, but there was very little sympathy because […]

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Racism and Economics

I’m back with another post, this time about the post-racial society. This comes from another Intelligence Squared podcast debating if we have achieved Martin Luther King’s ideal of an integrated society. After important events like Ferguson it’s important that we all listen to the debate like this. The debate speaks for itself. I do have […]

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User or Customer? Linguistics in the tech age

A while ago, a couple of bloggers sparked an interesting discussion about what the difference between a user and a customer. This discussion lit up the blogosphere and twitterverse about who was right and who was wrong. If I had gone back and looked harder, I would have found if someone had stated this, but […]

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Money buys freedom

I was listening recently to an Intelligence Squared debate on one of their podcasts.  This particular debate was about if money can or cannot buy happiness. I was only 10 minutes into the podcast but I realized my position on the topic. Don’t worry, I listened to the entire podcast, but I started writing notes almost immediately.  It’s about […]

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Remember this today and every day

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~ Pema Chödrön

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I will help you fix your computer

In response to Harry Marks’ post over at Curious Rat, this is for everyone who needs help with these crazy things we call computers. I cannot guarentee you 100% success, or success on the first try, but I will help you fix your computer to the best of my ability. I’ll help you set up […]

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John Siracusa wisdom from the last Episode of the Hypercritical podcast

“I am the Steve Jobs of this sandwich! I am the person solely in charge of this sandwich, and it’s going to be insanely great” – episode 100, 97th minute (via siracusasaidso)

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