Quote: Persistence [Coolidge]

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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge

Net Neutrality

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https://www.battleforthenet.com Net Neutrality is a big deal, and phone calls are more effective than emails.┬áPlease consider taking a moment to call your rep (Keating, if you’re in my area) and saying: “Hi, I live in ___ and I would like you to sign the Internet Freedom Letter, to tell the FCC to support Title II… Read more »

Chrome DevTools Device Mode / Emulation

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Device Mode is an awesome tool for mobile web dev. Google Chrome browser’s Dev Tools are fantastic. The “Device Mode” in particular is very helpful for testing mobile UX. It’s better than just modifying your UA (e.g. via “User Agent Switcher” or other plugins), because it has presets for lots of popular devices, and lets… Read more »

Good OSX Software for managing HDDs

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Here is some OSX software I’ve found helpful for managing hard drives, in no particular order (yet). At some point I may write up the whole saga of how I turned my early-2008 Mac Pro tower from a huge doorstop into a terrific media server and home workstation… but in the short term I wanted… Read more »

Neighborhoods matter. Here’s how to make yours better.

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Create a mini private social network for your neighborhood at NextDoor.com I almost started this post with “In today’s society…” before I caught myself. But in all seriousness, creating and maintaining strong relationships with your neighbors is a really good idea. But breaking the ice and creating a meaningful network with the people who live… Read more »