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This morning I got up early, heading to SFO for a trip to the east coast and woke up with a few things on my mind. Not only is this the first time I’m traveling more than a few hundred miles away from my girls, it’s also been four years since I lost my father....
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Like most geeks and techies, yesterday I watched the Apple Keynote for this year’s 2013 WWDC event from the comfort of my desk. And while the chatter of new machines and sans-glossy design are making all the headlines, there was a graph that Tim Cook presented which I feel deserves much more attention than it...
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Recently I got access to publish to medium.com, a great new collaborative site. Below is my first contribution with a topic close to home: Link to original post For a while, the Boy Scouts of America have been under pressure to make a decision on their stance with allowing or denying homosexual Scouts and Leaders...
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It’s officially been over a month since my family re-located to Northern California and we love it. The weather up here is amazing, and day’s like today are just unreal. The air is cleaner, the people move slower, and the grass is actually a greener shade. I plan on writing a lot about the insanity...
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The concept of “Testing subject lines for deliver-ability” is great, unless you forget about the context of the message. Multivariate testing can be a nightmare if it’s not planned properly. I’ve been doing email campaigns now since ~ 2004, and helped/handled some big boys in my day (ie: Lists of 3mm+). Where it’s easier than...
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Many people I talk to have no idea what I do for a living. Telling them I write software doesn’t always seem to cut it, but the conversations do paint a picture of how the web is changing from being a corperate tool to a consumer ritual. I write software to make others live’s easier,...
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Ever been working in bash with git and wondered what branch you were on at a glance [typically a split second after you commit]? Here’s a quick way to highlight it on your command line: First open your bash profile for editing: vi ~/.bash_profile Then add this snip to the file: function parse_git_branch_and_add_brackets { git...
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January second of this year marked my one year anniversary with Thismoment up in San Francisco as a Sr. Software Engineer, and I’m excited to announce that next week I’ll be starting my new position with the company as Director of Engineering – Developer Platform. Thismoment is making some big steam in the industry, and...
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Yesterday I canceled Television (DirecTV). Not only had this been looming in my mind for some time, it was overdue. More and more, I found myself finding consolation in vegging-out for a 15+ minute stretch to watch programming, only to get exponentially annoyed with finding a channel, dealing with commercials, the hardware getting progressively slower,...
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