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Josh Kerr at Austin city limits tv show taping

My first few days of using Medium were confusing. I had no clue where to start and there were some concepts like “collections” and “recommend” that had no context.

Worse though is the bigger picture. What exactly is this thing and … Read the rest

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Formula 1 in Austin, TX

Standing on top of the tower

I stood on the observation deck 18 stories above the race track at the Circuit of the Americas for the first Formula 1 race in the US since 2007. This was my first F1 race and an event I will likely remember for a … Read the rest

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The name of that bar


I was in a drunken fog when I first visited Hopfelds in Austin, TX. I couldn’t for the life of me remember where my friends had taken me.

Today however I learned that it was none other than Hopfelds, an upscale beer tavern where I dined on mussels and … Read the rest

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Watches are cool


I really dig watches. I have since I was a kid and my dad bought me my first watch. It was a Mickey Mouse watch and I wore it every day for years.

I wonder if today’s kids can read an analog watch. I see fewer and fewer young people … Read the rest

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iPhone 5 won't do simultaneous data and voice calls on Verizon

There has been a lot of hoopla about the new iPhone 5’s radio and how it won’t do simultaneous data and voice calls on Verizon and Sprint.

For Jon Gruber this isn’t an issue:

This is unfortunate, but it’s not going to keep me from switching to Verizon with my

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App.net: or why you shouldn't copy a successful company

Early Reports indicate that App.net is not generating very much user engagement. In fact, most of their 10,000 daily posts come from about 250 users, a far shot from Twitter’s 150 million users and 350 million tweets.

Dalton Caldwell built App.net on the idea that a developer ecosystem on a … Read the rest

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How A/B Testing Can Lower Your SEO Rankings

By JEREMY | Published: SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

Much has been written about the possible SEO impacts of A/B testing, for the most part, the following criticisms or A/B testing SEO risks have been largely debunked:

  • Cloaking
  • Duplicate content
  • Lost link equity
  • Page load speed

But there is one factor

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What do startups, scalability and POTUS have in common?

Founders have been buzzing all week about the hoopla created by President Obama’s visit to Reddit. The event not only created maelstrom of traffic, but spurred a lot of discussion on scale strategies for handling such traffic. Its hard not to get sucked into the conversation but keep it academic … Read the rest

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Just blew my mind with this amazing audio upgrade

I was always under the impression that I had an audiophile worthy setup especially considering that I’ve spent upwards of $300 on headphones like Beats by Dre or Skull Candy. I was wrong and this is why you should care.

Audiophiles are an exclusive group of ultra geeks who run … Read the rest

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Rejection: done right

I got suckered into a Hacker News piece titled “Rejection” about a kid afraid to jump off the diving board.  After some embarrassment he reluctantly does, but the author questions why the world didn’t congratulate him on his attempt.  Instead girls watching giggle, the kid’s mom smiles and … Read the rest