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Living online

It seems weird to talk about a life online, but it has become more than just an extension of the “real world.” People have homes online, that place where you know you can find them because they’ll come back at the end of the day. For many, it is where they’re most comfortable, where they…

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Made by my hand

Surprisingly, despite the wide range of creative activities that I have pursued through my lifetime, I have not really focused on those with tangible outputs. The closest was black and white film photography where after hours in the darkroom I might come out with one good print. I do miss those days. But my point…

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The end is near

I don’t even know how it’s possible that 2014 is nearly over. I won’t pretend that I’m not happy. 2014 has been a ridiculously difficult year. But now there’s only 3 months left. So what’s a girl to do besides figure out how to get through the next 3 months. For several years, I have…

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All the nuts and bolts

So if you’d visited my site in the past, then you know that it is quite different. I decided I needed a whole new re-do to help invigorate my return to blogging. The biggest difference is not even one that’s very visible as it has to do with the underlying infrastructure. The more astute may…

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The dark before the light

So in my last post, my first in a while, I hinted at some challenges faced over the last several months. Everyone has challenges, and people deal with theirs differently. As I have mentioned before on this blog, I have a diagnosis of clinical depression that I have struggled with for several years. Though I…

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techPEAKS’ Demo Day

Check out my overview of TechPeaks’ Demo Day, including my live tweeted commentary. You can see the list of startups that pitched and check out their websites for more information.

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The whisper of a Ghost

I was one of those people who read John Nolan’s original post about his dream blogging platform. It was fascinating seeing his vision for what blogging could be, with the focus on writing. Finally, today I received an email saying Ghost was open to the public.

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Can’t do without this technology

There are occasions where the good old paper and pen seems to just work better for me than some techie app or gadget. But there definitely are some aspects of my life where technology rules and there is no going back.

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Living a life with no regrets

It may sound like an over-simplification, but we are all active engineers in the course our lives take, so invest in the learning and then continue onwards towards the goal.

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Tossing aside the technology

When I am starting a new process of any kind, my first step is almost always to investigate what technology exists to help me work. Yet, every now and again, when it comes right down to it, I will opt to go completely low tech.

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Disrupt or die, baby!

Last weekend was a working weekend, even more so than normal. A small group of TechPeakers and a few “outsiders” spent two learning how to “Disrupt or Die”. This is the name of the workshop run by Vlad and Catalina from Geekcelerator.

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Starting Over

Starting over is scary, sure. It raises so many hidden insecurities and fears in people. But maybe there is another perspective on what starting over brings.

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A good reason to not have joined Facebook in the first place

So following on my post about unplugging, or at least focusing on doing things that I enjoy so much that I forget to be plugged in, I came across this post on a blog I frequent, about why the author never joined Facebook. NEver joined Facebook?!? Turns out he had a very good reason. One you should think about.

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