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The Dangers of Growing a Full Beard – A Social Experiment

For the past decade or so, my facial hair has fluctuated back and forth between neat and trim, and fully grown and bushy. As any man who’s taken the time to grow a full beard knows, the strangest part isn’t having a beard itself, but everything that goes along with it. I never really stopped […]

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My Earliest Radio Memory

Growing up, my exposure to music on the radio was minimal. I wasn’t allowed to play the radio on my own, but a lot of my young memories involve watching my dad clean the garage or change the oil in his car while KFBK NewsRadio 1530AM played in the background.

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Wow, I Didn’t Know You Sang!

I’m a pretty private person. People who know me might be aware of this, but I don’t think they have a clue just how private I am. You could say I’m “guarded,” and you could even mistake me for being “anti-social” at times. But I don’t really care what you call it—I just prefer to […]

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My Policy On Blog Comments

One of the most interesting aspects I’ve found about blogging (and the Internet in general) is the fact that people will comment on a particular blog post or article they read. I find it interesting because it’s only with the power of the Internet that you can actually have an interactive conversation like this. In […]

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Read My Posts at the Colorado Springs Independent

I have some happy news to share—if you haven’t seen many blog posts here recently, there’s a reason. I’m now a featured blogger at the Colorado Springs Independent. I’m still posting the same kinds of things as before: info about websites, technology, the Internet, and more. So I’ll probably not post here as often since […]

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It’s Pronounced “Stauffer” — “Au” as in “Faucet”

What are the more annoying things I’ve experienced in my lifetime is the fact that people just can’t seem to pronounce my last name correctly. Really? Is it really that hard? My name is Ron Stauffer. Stauffer. Stauffer. S-T-A-U-F-F-E-R. In case you’re wondering, the “au” is pronounced “au” as in “faucet.” Years ago, my dad […]

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A Father’s Perspective on Homebirth

If you know me well, you probably know my family is a home birth family. Which means, of course, that we choose to give birth to our children at home with a midwife in attendance. If you didn’t know that about me, congrats! You will now learn all about a huge aspect of my life. […]

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I’m a Sucker for Print Magazines

I’m a digital guy. I’m part of the digital generation that grew up with computers and cell phones. Technology is my friend! When I want to read the news, I get it online. When I need to write something down, I whip out my iPhone and jot down whatever comes to mind in my Notes […]

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Rackspace Cloud U Certification

I recently took an exam about Cloud Computing from Rackspace, to test my knowledge in how Cloud Computing works, who the big players are, what the benefits are, and more. Since this is a topic I’m already extremely familiar with, I took it in a weekend and got a 90%. The exam focused on the […]

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Google AdWords Certification

I recently took two Google Exams: 1) Google Advertising Fundamentals and 2) Google Search Advertising Advanced Exam, and boy were they a doozy! (And by that I mean they were HARD!) I spent over 55 hours studying for both of them, but I passed which means I’ve finally earned this handy little certificate that says […]