Category Archives: Rants

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Microsoft Isn’t Wrong, Your Boss is Just a Jerk

Recently the tech world has been exploding in anger over Microsoft’s newest 365 campaign and what it encourages. People have also been taking to the internet complaining about how Microsoft is misguided in it’s promotional efforts here, but I completely disagree. Sure, it’s an absolutely terrible thing in reality; encouraging people to work around the […]

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Update on How to Rank Number One on Google, Guaranteed

Many of my fans and followers, the millions of you, know that I know how to rank number one on Google for anything. Well it seems there are a few DOUBTERS out there — But I literally do not see how this is possible, as I clearly am ranking for some very powerful terms. Go […]

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Communicating on Twitter

There seems to still be a lot of confusion on how to properly communicate on Twitter. I’m not talking about social norms or how to be a Twitter guru/rock star/enlightened individual; this is more specific than that. Not a day goes by where I don’t see people misunderstand how to tweet directly at someone versus […]

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The Worst Advantages

“You don’t really climb, you just reach.” I hear this a lot at my local climbing gym. I’m a pretty tall guy at 6’4″ with a massive reach, so one might assume that it’s pretty easy for me just to reach up past any terrible holds to the good stuff. And when I was first […]

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The Worst Product Placements on TV

This week’s episode of NBC’s The Office had the most blatant product placement for an unnamed espresso machine company. With lines like “These things make perfect espresso every time!” and “I want to try all the flavors!” it was impossible for me to watch the rest of the episode without wondering what else was being […]

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The Patent Patent Troll

My best ideas always come late at night. But this one surely takes the cake. For the good of the land, I am going to patent the process of an NPE (non-practicing entity) threatening to sue. If this all goes to plan, the next time you or your startup get that threatening letter from some […]

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5 Simple Rules to Riding the Bus (and all public transit)

For those of you who know me pretty well, my undying love for all things mass transit is no secret. There is something so beautiful about tens of thousands of people opting to ride together both to and from work. We inevitably spend a large amount of time with these random citizens daily, probably the […]

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Why I Stopped Trying to Capture Every Moment of My Life on Camera

  I understand WHY you want to take hundreds of pictures of yourself doing awesome stuff. In these modern days of Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr/Pinterest/Foursquare/reddit (juicy karma….droooooool)/Flickr/Google+/Path/and whatever the next fun and exciting thing will be, people love to post pictures of themselves being badass. And I wouldn’t so much have a problem with this if it had […]

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Overheard at MozCon

This past week, I attended the 2012 MozCon– After two years of working in the web marketing community, it was the perfect introduction to industry conferences, as I felt like I got something out of everyone speaking as only a few of the their topics were a bit over my head. But despite the wisdom […]

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How I Learned to Stop Getting Distracted and Love Productivity

There is no denying my love for the internet; very rarely does a day go by where I’m not browsing Hacker News / Reddit / Twitter / various industry blogs / etc. on multiple occasions and within a rapid succession. I can see the wear marks on my Command/T keys from opening blank tabs, my […]

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