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Notepad++ Tribute to Charlie Hebdo

Notepad++ Tribute to Charlie Hebdo

Today I was working in my favorite code/text editor for Windows, when I got an update notification. After the auto-updater completed, the following message appeared—one character at a time as if someone were punching the keys on my keyboard. Classy. Unexpected. Well...

DIY Portal Gun Project

DIY Portal Gun Project

What can I say? Few things will make a father prouder than to find out that his 9-year-old daughter wants to design her own Chell costume for the All Hallow's Eve festivities. The only problem? We weren't about to make the investment in the official replica Portal Gun...

Burial Place of Clifton & Effie Johnson

Burial Place of Clifton & Effie Johnson

My parents sent me a text today with a picture of the grave marker for Clifton D. Johnson (d. 1968) and Effie M. Johnson (1890-1968). These are my Dad's paternal grandparents. My Mom & Dad are on a bit of an epic trip which happened to place them near Fayetteville,...

The Mall at University Town Center Opens

The Mall at University Town Center Opens

Yesterday afternoon, my wife and daughter joined me for a quick trip to the Mall at University Town Center on a bit of an adventurous whim. Since it was opening day, we expected the mall to be slammed with shoppers and curiosity seekers like us who just wanted to get...

Epiphany Marketing on Faith Life Now

Epiphany Marketing got a little attention thanks to Gary & Drenda Keesee from Faith Life Now. I was privileged to have the opportunity to join Gary & Drenda for an episode of their television broadcast so we could talk about business. We talked mostly about the...

Lord Please Don’t Burn Us

Recently I sat in a presentation by a friend of mine who spent some time talking about the "Meritocracy" approach to relationship with God.  This is the idea that doing things we think He will approve of will cause us to be looked upon with favor, whereas neglecting...

What the Heck is a “Twitter”?

Even after Twitter's exposure in the news over the last few months -- Mumbai terror attacks, the plane landing in the Hudson, etc. -- I still get asked this question by people still trying to figure out what Twitter is all about. Then, after rather ineptly explaining...

Marketing in the New Economy

Quick note: after listening to the needs of a lot of people who own and work for small businesses, I've decided that -- once we get through the holiday season -- it's time to start a movement. I'm so passionate about helping people leverage 21st-Century technologies...

Lose Weight by Eating More Doughnuts

I seem to recall some wise person telling me as a child: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Maybe our "bailouts" and "economic stimulus" ideas don't sound very good to you... but the whole thing reminds me of an adage that I have come to believe after years of...