One Device or Many for Ebooks and Digital Media?

I found an old post I wrote back in 2004 stating that I'd never buy a device that was just for ebooks. My rationale at the time was that Pocket PC devices and others like them had gotten to the...

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WordPress Export Sucks and How to Fix It

Exporting data from Wordpress to take it almost anywhere else is a crapshoot as to how well the data will migrate. The extensible nature of Wordpress via plugins means you get an unknown assortment of data coming along with the...

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Advice for Startups: Avoid the Company Policy Trap

We’ve all been on the receiving end of an employee following company policy at one time or another. For me, the instance that sticks out as most obvious to me was an occasion when I went to cash a check...

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Seattle Eastside Social Media 101 Conference

pSocial Media school is almost in session. If you're still trying to get your head around how to use Twitter, want to know why you need to blog, need to attract high quality employees to your company or simply want...

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Seattle - Bainbridge Island Ferry Crashes into Seattle Terminal

The fog was thick for this morning's 10:35am sailing of the Wenatchee from Bainbridge Island to Seattle. From my usual spot in the galley area, I occasionally glanced up from my Kindle to look out the window, only to be...

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How to Learn Mandarin Chinese Language

Near the end of 2005 I finally took the initiative to learn to speak Mandarin, which is the official Chinese dialect spoken in China, as well as learn to read and write Chinese characters. I opted to hire a tutor...

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How the Washington Post can beat Gawker

I want great journalism to stick around. I don't care whether big news outlets like New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal are the source of that journalism or something new and better. What I do know is...

What I Remember About Jose Canseco

Every November my mom's parents went to Arizona to escape the cold Iowa winters. We went and visited a couple of times, but the year that sticks out in my mind is the one where we went during Major League...

Did I just Steal Your Password?

If your current password management solution looks something like the picture here, it's quite possible anyone could steal your passwords. The person next to you at Starbucks may appear to be smiling politely in your direction, but they could be...

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Saving Columbia River and Snake River Salmon and Steelhead

If you like the way wild caught salmon and steelhead taste (which is far better than that farm-raised crap), I urge you to use the National Wildlife Federation form to send a message to the Obama administration about Columbia River...