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Why I Registered Libertarian

I’m not very into politics. In fact, this is probably one of the few times that I will post a blog about it. Yesterday I registered as a Libertarian, and I’ve felt really happy with the decision. Here’s a peek at my thought process that moved me to make this decision. Over the years, I’ve […]

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How a Male Dominated Society Isn't Good for Men Either

This is a post that has been brewing in my head for a while, but it took me a while to assemble my thoughts. I’m still not sure this post will cover everything I want to say, so this might be a series. Without further ado. I am a feminist. Believe me, I want nothing […]

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Joys of Fandom

When I was growing up, I managed to avoid the majority of elementary/middle/high school bullying. This was because I was home schooled. However, I was involved in a lot of social environments with other people, and it became clear to me that my extreme love of Star Wars was not “normal” in the eyes of […]

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The human element

What is the human factor in a digital environment.  Obviously, the internet would not exist if humans didn’t want to go there.  However, there are a lot of interactive designs that get more attention than others, so what is it that makes a design compatible with humans. Well the most important factor is the sociability of humans. […]

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What is User Centered Design (UCD)?

Put simply, a user centered design is where a company focuses on the end-user of a product during every phase of the product’s design. This image on the left gives a good idea of the marketing process that goes into this design.  It can sometimes be difficult to focus on one specific design because of […]

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HTML 101: Part 1, Setting up the page.

So this is the first of a series of posts giving some basic instruction on how to do HTML.  I am aware that there are much more comprehensive HTML instruction, but I’m blogging this partly for myself as well, as a way of reviewing the basics.  Here is how you set up the page to […]

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What is SEO?

It just so happens that I work in the SEO industry.  It’s interesting, whenever people ask me where I work, they never know what I mean when I say I work for Boostability which does SEO, even if I say Search Engine Optimization.  So I thought I’d post a brief explanation of what I do […]

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Mental Eye Disease: Grown in the Home

Note: This was not written by me, but by a good friend and roommate, Seth Crandall.  I’m posting it here with his permission. When you ask your grandmother how life was when she was young, it will be obvious and very apparent that things were just a little different in her days.  In the last […]

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Google AuthorRank

This is not meant to be a comprehensive blog about what AuthorRank is, but just an overview and an idea of the implications that it has for all of the many web authors out there. What is AuthorRank? AuhorRank is a setup that Google is in the process of implementing (though it is not up […]

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Beyond the Post-Modern: Fabricated Realism

To any student of art history it is very clear that there is a back and forth to art movements.  This is generally referred to as the pendulum swing.  To a student of any other form of media, it is clear that there is a correlation among all art forms including literature, film, pop-culture, comics, […]

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