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Seattle’s WTF? Parking Tickets

I’m kind of straight edge and when it comes to parking I always try to park legally. One time a couple of years ago, I parked on a quiet side street in Ballard partially blocking a sidewalk. I thought it was okay, but I received a ticket and paid it with only a quiet hmmph. I’m sure you’ve had a …

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The Five Ways Health Insurers Define Deductible

If Merriam-Webster had anything to do with it, the concept of a deductible would be simple — the “amount of money that you have to pay for something (such as having your car fixed after an accident) before an insurance company pays for the remainder of the cost”. With Washington state health insurers though, it turns out things are a …

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Google Can’t Verify Email Sent From Google

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Case Converter Converts All Caps Headlines to Sentence Case

If you’re trying to cite a source on your blog which annoyingly uses all caps, e.g. “MASTER DISTILLERS AT WILD TURKEY ON THE RECIPE FOR MIXING BUSINESS WITH FAMILY”, I’m looking at you Fast Company, Case Converter offers case conversion to proper case, sentence case or lower case. p.s. I know you can do this in Word, but I’m just …

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Rolling with Beyonce and Jay-Z

Apparently, SeattleMet included me in their July Perfect Party for having written the popular article on Amazon’s impact on Seattle dating. I’m sure Beyonce and Jay-Z were just as psyched as I was. Postscript: A really wonderful outcome from this was finally meeting Princess Merida. We’re planning to marry as soon as she’s of age. (I told you dating in Seattle …

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Hobby Lobby: Latest in Evolution of Corporate Consitutional Rights

The History of Corporate Constitutional Rights In light of this week’s Hobby Lobby ruling that corporations are persons under the law which can hold religious beliefs, I thought it would be good to revisit the origin and evolution of corporate personhood and corporate constitutional rights. While the word corporation never appears in the Constitution, the Supreme Court has been slowly expanding rights for corporations …

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Selling Domain Names Heating Up

Update: In the past month, UnitedKids.com sold for $299, and I sold my first two io domains, Therapy.io for $500 and Snowboard.io for $1000. While some people worried that the emergence of new gTld extensions (e.g. .ninja) would flood the domain name aftermarket, I’ve actually seen new attention and interest in my own domain portfolio. In the past few months, …

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