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REVIEW: Is Miro The Ultimate Diagramming Tool?

I've used so many different diagramming tools that I feel like I know them all at this point. The problem with most of the apps, for me, is that they are usually somewhat limited to the mode of expression you're in at the time. Mindmapping? Oh sure, use Xmind or...

Graphene could change everything

Graphene could change everything

"Everything" is such a big word. But check out what technologist George Gilder says about graphene in a recent newsletter I get from him (below). Pretty fundamental stuff. It feels a bit like going back in time to just before the discovery of commercially viable...

Mind Over Menu?

Mind Over Menu?

This researcher sought to answer the question of whether what you read on a nutrition label could influence how your body reacts to what you actually consume. The results are fascinating! Have you ever wondered about this kind of thing?

Making your blog look just right without code

Making your blog look just right without code

One of my favorite things about the Divi Wordpress theme from Elegant Themes is that you can adjust just about every part of your website/blog to your liking without having to learn any code whatsoever. For example, today I realized I wasn't that happy with the font...

Easily extract text from any image

Easily extract text from any image

Have you ever needed to get text out of an image for some project and you didn't want to type it all out by hand? Here's how you can do it using a simple and incredibly useful program called Snagit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNnmfiHBcQ8

Project: EarthLink’s Technology Building and Data Center

Project: EarthLink’s Technology Building and Data Center

I've been digitizing old articles and photos lately and came across this short piece about one of my projects by Pasadena Star News called "Pressed for Space and Time". It's about one of the many 50,000 square build-outs I would manage over my 6 year ELNK adventure,...

For Amazon Sellers, Persistence Is All

For Amazon Sellers, Persistence Is All

Amazon is still the #1 platform for sellers. But wow, can it be a frustrating experience sometimes! Here are a couple examples that are pretty bananas. Amazon sellers have to be ready for some screwy rabbit holes just to keep products selling on that platform. A big...

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