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Business

The Annoying Front Door Guy At Best Buy

I went to Best Buy last week, and walked in the door at my normal, slightly-brisk walking pace. I had some spring in my step, but I wasn’t walking abnormally fast. The automatic glass door opened up, and I entered the building. I saw the guy in the yellow shirt at the front door who […]

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Websites

Make My Website #1 In Google

Of all the questions I’ve heard in my few years in the business, there’s one I hear far more often than any other. And I dread it every time I hear it: Can you make my website number one on Google?   Why does it bother me so much? I’ll tell you. It’s the wrong […]

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Fun Stuff

Tumblr in Under One Hour

Ok, I admit it. I’m a web developer and I’m using Tumblr. Sue me. 🙂 In all honestly, I’m completely stunned by my very first try with the the world’s supposedly fastest—and easiest—blogging platform: Tumblr. Guess what? It truly is as easy as they say. So I created a blog for myself. A super-tiny repository […]

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Technology

MacWorld’s Shortened URLs

It’s no secret—I like URL shorteners. A lot. And as long as my mind’s still stuck on the subject of technologies that were ahead of their time… I was leafing through my MacWorld magazine at the kitchen table the other day, and saw (as I’ve seen a thousand times before) their unique way of providing […]

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Technology

Remember AOL Keywords?

How many of you remember watching TV about a decade ago, and seeing commercials for large, well-known companies (and I mean really large ones—say, for example, Proctor & Gamble) and hearing “visit us on the world wide web at www.tidedetergent.com, or type in AOL Keyword: ‘laundry‘”? I was thinking about this the other day… AOL […]

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Colorado Springs

Moving To Colorado Springs, Colorado – A Strange Experience

My family moved to Colorado Springs from Northern California in 1998. We came here for many reasons: clean air, minimal pollution, very little traffic, low crime rates, low taxes, and (most importantly), we had family here. A few weeks in, I noticed that there are some strange quirks about living in Colorado (and Colorado Springs, […]