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Let There Be Dragons

I just finished reading a book, “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus.” I’ve been reading it for 3 years. It is an amazing book. I envy the author, Charles Mann. He has explored a fundamentally unique and foundationally important event in the history of the human species: the collision of two separate cultures, […]

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Sweet Phone for an iPhone

I’d love to have one of these items sitting around the house. This is from Etsy and I’d buy it, except that it costs $195. That is a handsome price for the luxury of necking with an old-school cradle. Is it worth it? My moms had an actual rotary phone in her house up until […]

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Google is Getting “Pittsburgh Cool”

The Google offices over in Bakery Square have been named among the top cool “tech spaces” in the country. That is pretty rad. I would have thought that there were enough cool places in Denver and San Diego to bump Pittsburgh down to maybe, top 51 coolest? But, the Business Insider has spoken! It cannot […]

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Samantha Warren’s Website

This post really captures a great idea for communicating with a customer on potential web designs and plans.  I heard the writer speak at a conference on this very subject, Style Tiles.  The joke was that saying it was a true test of one’s Pittsburghese – this is only funny if you have heard Pittsburgh’s […]

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SOPA Protest Today – Political Protest Tomorrow?

Google’s homepage rolled out it’s SOPA/PIPA protest today with a “blackout band” across the legendary Google logo. The homepage also links to an explanation of the protest, with a form to sign a petition against them. Hundreds of other website homepages are taking part in the protest with similar “blackout” bands and links to petitions […]

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Pittsburgh is the new Portland?

Pittsburgh is the new Portland. That is the news out of the Washington Post this week.  It is pretty exciting to make it onto the “in” list of what’s cool.  It appears, though, that Pittsburghers are taking the acclaim in stride. One of the things that make it a cool place to live is that […]

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Welcome Back

Decided to begin to blog again. I will not repost all my old writings here, but figure I’d start anew!  Welcome back.

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Winter Settling Into the Burgh

Looks like some winter weather is finally settling into Pittsburgh. It seems about a week late; if this fell Christmas eve, it would have made a million baby Burgers happy little yinzers.