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Life

Lincoln at the Library

I’ve been to the Louisville Free Public Library so many times, and I don’t think I’ve ever looked at this statue of Abraham Lincoln before. I was at the library, reading up on history of the 1937 Great Flood, and saw this photo: So on my way out I made sure to turn the corner […]

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Life

Artwork

I really like the artwork at my new co-working space. Right now I think all the pieces are created by Brittany Anne Jennings. http://instagram.com/p/xr-_FbxTjx/

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Life

I Like Who I Am When I …

David Cain made a post today on Raptitude.com that really struck with me: She said that for years, a colleague of hers (Peter Gzowski?) insisted on making frequent trips to a remote cabin up North, where he spent the time chopping wood, reading books and walking with his dogs. When she asked him why this […]

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Books

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

When I started reading this book, I didn’t think I’d have to be smart to talk about it. Turns out, you kinda have to be smart to talk about this book — at least to do so without being called an idiot by its author, Nassim Nicholas Taleb (also known as NNT). But then, he’s likely to call you an idiot regardless.

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Life

Bist du bei mir

Dr. Michael Tunnell, trumpet professor at University of Louisville, passed away recently. Several of his former students performed this at his funeral: He was the kind of teacher that could make anyone wish they played trumpet.

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Life

Fit

I’ve had Google Fit on my phone since upgrading to Android 5. I’ve used pedometers before, but for whatever reason I never was very consistent with checking them. Wearing? Not a problem. Actually learning or tracking anything? Problem. Google Fit excels where I had previously failed. I find myself constantly checking the Android app and […]

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WordPress

Upgraded Stats and Navigation Enhancements on WP.com

Upgraded Stats and Navigation Enhancements. I’ve had the pleasure of testing out a lot of the new changes happening at WordPress.com. This new stuff is seriously exciting for us!

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WordPress

Spoiler Text

My wife gave me a mini code challenge for her post today. She wanted to hide some spoilers from a book review. We’d rather hide the spoilers behind a click or hover, and I normally would accomplish that with a bit of jQuery, but her blog is hosted on WordPress.com so interactivity wasn’t really an […]

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Books

Reading List 2015

Amber wrote on her blog about how we both see ourselves as readers, but when you look at how many books we’ve read this year– we’re not really readers. We just see ourselves that way and we should better strive to meet that expectation.

I’m pledging to finish 15 books between now and the end of 2015.

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WordPress

Keep Meetups Weird

I had a good time in Austin, TX this week. More importantly, I actually got to meet my first round of Automatticians in person. We ate a ton of good food, did a lot of fun stuff, and did a lot of work. We’re a fully-distributed company, so we normally we only communicate online. When you […]