I want to go to the zoo

One thing I was not prepared for as a dad was the feelings that come as your kids grow up, and you miss the things you used to do with them when they were younger. When your kids are young, it seems like your life is consumed by things like watching animated tv shows and […]

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Ambiverts unite! (but not too much)

Am I the only one out there who doesn’t identify as an introvert or an extrovert? I see people describing themselves as either social butterflies, always out there getting energy from other people, or as introverts curled up in the corner reading a book and not wanting to be around anybody else. I’ve always disliked […]

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Being a parent in a digital world

Note: multiple friends have asked me what I use for screen time monitoring with kids/teenagers, so I am writing about it here. Being a parent is a great and challenging experience. This is especially challenging in the digital world, as kids and young teens want to interact with their friends online and in social media. […]

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“Last night, you became flagrantly psychotic. It will happen again tonight. Before you reject this diagnosis, allow me to offer five justifying reasons. First, when you were dreaming last night, you started to see things that were not there—you were hallucinating. Second, you believed things that could not possibly be true—you were delusional. Third, you […]

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How I stopped procrastinating

Earlier in my life I had a big problem with procrastination–putting off doing things that I needed to do. I think I mainly did this because I was anxious about actually doing the thing, or I felt I would not do a good job, which prevented me from getting started or finishing. In the latest […]

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Attn: PR People

When you write blog posts about technical topics, you will receive a bunch of emails from PR people who want you to cover their clients’ products and services. However, most of these don’t usually pertain to the topics that I blog about. This post is free advice to any eager PR folks out there–target your […]

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Monopoly: You’re Doing It Wrong

Over the past few weeks my social feed has been full of people trashing my favorite board game, Monopoly.  Articles like this have misrepresented the findings of a poll from boardgamegeek.com. The articles focuses on Monopoly having a rating 4.5 in the boargamegeek rankings, but on boardgamegeek there are multiple editions of Monopoly ranked, some  […]

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“Last Christmas” Flowchart

It seems like the holiday song that you cannot escape is “Last Christmas.” It plays in every restaurant, store, or waiting room that you go to after November. And it is a terrible song. Basically the same two sentences repeated over and over. It is so bad that there is no best version of the […]

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