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Beagle-Ear Blanket

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You know what kind of high school soccer teams make it out of district tournaments? The kind that learn how to use their 24-man roster. You know what kind of teams lose? The kind that play 14 players.

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My Shadow

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Who in their right mind would ever want to work at Twitter again? You’d need to be a glutton for punishment to put yourself through that kind of hell.

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Politics

Where the Minority Rules

Let’s face it. Americans don’t vote.

Why don’t they vote? I really have no idea. It defies logic. Why in the world would you put yourself in a position to let someone else speak for you in deciding our common journey?

I sit here in Missouri where we are on the verge of having two arguably psychotic US senators, and I cannot figure out why. Why would we let this happen? The St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia metro areas easily outnumber the rest of the state. There really is no excuse. We have the power to prevent this.

All registered voters must use any means necessary to get out to vote. Take advantage of your employer’s policies to take time off to vote, vote by mail, vote early on a non-working day, call a family member or friend for a ride – just make your voice heard.

It’s important.

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Technology

I’ve always been fascinated by Jony Ive. No matter what you create, there is a lesson to be learned from his approach to design.

There is a great article in the latest issue of WSJ. Magazine about Mr. Ive that is absolutely worth the read or 18 minute listen.

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A horribly clear example of how initial news reports can be so unreliable.

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Technology

Want to know why Musk’s Twitter is likely to be an unwelcoming place for most long-time Twitter users? Just look at the people that are most excited about the takeover. They are some of the most hateful and hurtful people in public-facing positions. Until there is something better, I’m sticking with my own blog.

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Bluesky’s AT Protocol looks like an interesting concept and potentially a social media protocol that can be used across platforms. Imagine if Meta applications, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. all used the same foundation. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to move data and migrate from one platform to another?

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Music

Song of the Day: April 26, 2020

From time to time during periods of social crisis, a song comes around that puts into music how people are feeling so perfectly that it becomes a marker in history that helps remind future generations what it was like to live through that point in time.

Just think about all of the incredibly timely songs we have from the Vietnam War, Civil Rights movement, and the political turmoil of our current century. Songs from Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Marvin Gaye, and Green Day immediately come to mind. The songs take you back to the time of crisis and paint a picture of what was really happening.

We are living through one of those times now. Of course, we are in the middle of the crisis and have no historical perspective, but that will come with time.

For today’s Song of the Day, I would like to share a song that puts into music how many of us are feeling right now: “i can’t wait to see you again” by Simone.

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