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Shane on October 19th, 2009

I’d never heard of Louis CK before I saw this clip. Apparently he used to write for Conan O’Brien back in the glory days. I’m not too crazy about a lot of his other humor, but this is funny. Funny because it’s true.

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Shane on January 3rd, 2009

There are some people that you can meet just once and they make an impression on you. Dr. W. Scott Nobles or “Dr. Nobles” and was reverently referred to, was such a person. A great man. A great mind.

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Shane on December 11th, 2008

Achieving emptiness with “Bit Literacy” – (37signals) Maintaining a healthy media diet requires vigilance about what you’re consuming. Thus it’s important to constantly ask the question, “Is this worth my time?” at every level: the source (“Is this source worth my time?”), a particular issue of the source, an article, even down to the paragraph [...]

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Shane on April 25th, 2008

Last year, when our home briefly went without Microsoft Windows in our unsuccessful Mac experiment, one of the applications I had the most difficult time replacing was Microsoft Money. I had been using it for 3+ years to track our net worth and experiment a little with budgeting. I tried using Quicken for the Mac, [...]

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Shane on April 17th, 2008

I love seeing companies trying unconventional ways to motivate their employees to keep them healthy, happy, and more productive. The folks at 37 Signals have always been pushing this envelope. They have a small office in Chicago, but less than half of their (dozen or so) employees work there with the rest are spread out [...]

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Shane on April 16th, 2008

I might need to come up with more material to blog about so that this doesn’t become a list of articles that somebody else if feeding me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=octMaIKiSUA

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Shane on April 14th, 2008

A friend of mine from a way back, Mike Mettler, broadcasts these URLs every once in a while through his GMail profile. Mike is a smart guy, and the articles usually deal with some issue that is out there simmering but hasn’t come to a boil yet. They lay out a problem (often one that [...]

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