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Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 28 2011

Emotions Are Not The Enemy

When I was an adolescent, I really wanted to be Mr. Spock. I thought that being hyper-logical and unemotional would be far better than being hyper-logical and hyper-emotional. I think there is a particular kind of self-loathing that kids develop when they’re far more intellectually developed than they are emotionally developed, like I was, and …

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Feb 27 2011

Ashley’s 2010 top 10

Since I’ve just watched all of the Oscars out of some sort of masochistic impulse, I felt like I should do my top 10 list of the year. 1. I Love You, Phillip Morris 2. The King’s Speech 3. The Social Network 4. Waiting for Superman 5. How to Train Your Dragon 6. Black Swan …

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Feb 26 2011

I don’t understand religion part 923

How can a person hold these two thoughts in their head? 1. The universe is too complex to simply exist, it must have been created 2. God, something so complex it can create and control universes, doesn’t require a creator It seems to me that you can have two viewpoints that are internally consistent.  You …

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Feb 23 2011

The break up alert phenomenon

Originally posted at Social Axcess One of the most difficult things about the rapid expansion of social media is the explosion of data that it provides without any real simple solutions to accessing histories or things you’d particularly like to access. This void in the world of Facebook and Twitter has all but invited others …

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Feb 23 2011

Socioclean is Retarded (it’s satire!)

I was introduced to a new service for social media called Socioclean.  The basic premise of this service is that it crawls through all your Facebook updates and pulls out anything with any offensive content with a link to delete it.  Bad words, sexual comments, anything that it thinks is racist, drug or alcohol related, …

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Feb 22 2011

Michael Hawkins on Luke Vinci’s Anti-Ashley Post

You know what’s even better than writing a blog post?  Having someone else write a blog post you can just link to as though it’s additional content in your own blog.  This is also just a lesson in recursion – linking to a post that links to your post.

Feb 22 2011

Youtube for Non-Profits

Expanded from original post at Social Axcess. I am a big fan of the arts and, particularly, the arts in education.  I’ve spent a lot of time in my life either working on the business side of arts, like in film, or volunteering in artistic communities or for arts groups.  I think people are drawn …

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Feb 20 2011

16-20 75 Book Challenge – Snicket, Fry and Collins

16. The Grim Grotto – Lemony Snicket At this point, I felt that the series started to lose momentum.  It’s not that the series hasn’t been absurd and over the top throughout, but I felt like there was a big tone shift to a sort of fantasy series rather than a mystery series.  In this …

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Feb 20 2011

11-15 75 Book Challenge – Lemony Snicket and Werleman

11. God Hates You, Hate Him Back – CJ Werleman There’s a lot of interesting stuff in this book, but I can’t say that I really enjoyed it that mut tch.  I’m a big fan of snark and well-worded contempt — I’m pretty sure that’s generally considered a failing, particularly by the DBAD crowd, but …

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Feb 16 2011

Response to a ‘Correction’

As you all know, I’ve been reporting on Social Media for a website called Social Axcess.  I reported on the iPhone confession app, which allows you to figure out which sins you need to confess, and I got a somewhat heated reply from one of the founders of GSMI, the company that owns the blog. …

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