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Dark Patterns – the bottom line of diminishing returns

Archaic patterns: Dress-for-Success, Day Planners, cold calls, hard sells, brick phones, power ties, feathered hair, and the TLA (the department of Three Letter Acronyms): some things should be left to rest in peace. Somehow, the worst of the worst has risen from the marketing grave and infected the natural, organic, and the living. Here’s a …

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Charity and Volunteering: 2016 Uplift Music Festival

The 2016 Uplift Music Festival has teamed up with the ConVal school district and South Meadow School to be the beneficiaries of this years Uplift charity concert! We will be raising money for the school music program to buy much needed instruments and equipment for the kids. Everyone involved with Uplift knows the importance of …

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Rust Never Sleeps: On Becoming a Polymath (wide-range learning)

Wide-Range Learning In the age of information and ready access to seemingly endless knowledge, it amazes me how many people are unable to get out of their mental comfort zones to expand their learning and strengthen their knowledge, abilities, talents, and creativity. With so many options available, perhaps it’s just too much to filter through …

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Why is Google confused about The Almanac?

Almanac, Farmers Almanac, Farmer’s Almanac, Farmers’ Almanac, Old Farmer’s Almanac… One might think it would be easy to tell the difference, but it seems that Google and Bing can’t. Despite the presence of detailed schema and information, Google still mixes things up. Perhaps this has something to do with Freebase being read-only and Wikidata not …

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