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Wild Geese

maryOliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

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Found Robot

foundRobot

Spotted this guy on my walk to work, near the corner of Washington and Wabash. I don’t run across that much street art on my walks anymore, but this guy kind of caught my eye as I was waiting for the light.

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Underviewed: Searching YouTube Using Default Video File Names

underviewed

Most every camera or mobile device uses some kind of default naming convention (iPhone: IMG_1234.MOV, GoPro: GOPR1234.MP4). This site searches YouTube for those default file names, and serves up videos that have a low number of views. Because these videos still retain their default file names as titles, it’s unlikely that they’ve shown up in any searches. And it’s very likely these videos haven’t been seen by all that many people.

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Upcoming Speaking Event: 20×2 Chicago, How Do You Do?

20x2Chi-Promo

Happy to announce that I’ll be participating again in 20×2 Chicago, a super fun event where 20 creatives are given 2 minutes to answer the same question. I’ve had the good fortune to participate in several of the Chicago events, and it’s always incredibly interesting to see how folks decide to go about interpreting/addressing the prompt. It’s up to each…

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Code Optimization

underviewedAPI

This is a screenshot, showing my API usage for the project I’m working on currently. Can you spot where I started to really test the thing? And can you also spot where I ultimately optimized my code, so that it wasn’t making such heavy calls? Pretty proud of that second one.

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A Spontaneous Visit (and Delivery) to Green Bay

greenBayVisit_02

The text I got from Bob let me know that Julie was sick, and couldn’t make the trip. The two of them were going to use the table delivery as a means to take a quick weekend vacation, and spend a little time in Kohler. But with Julie at home sick, Bob was facing the prospect of a long road trip solo – so I opted to be his copilot for the day. And as a bonus, I’d also get to see Alex and Linda, and the kids!

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Filling Station

elizabethBishop

Oh, but it is dirty!
-this little filling station,
oil-soaked, oil-permeated
to a disturbing, over-all
black translucency.
Be careful with that match!

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The Work Day Starts Early, on a Good Day

insomnia

Been trying to get up early these last few weeks, as I’m in the home stretch of launching a new project. I was hoping to launch this week, but I’ve got some more polish and tweaking to do yet. It’s been very exciting and fulfilling, and I’m really looking forward to sharing this one.

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Hulk Hogan Takes the Back Seat

hulkRules

Spotted this guy on the way home, and it made me smile. Sure, he takes up a lot of the rear window but I think you and I can agree that it’s worth it. Besides, any car that sees this will very clearly move out of the way, once he catches a glimpse of the Hulkster.

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