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Jeanne Sather

Two People that Made Me a Better Writer

If you liked this week’s “‘Amageddon': How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future,” there are two people that you may wish to follow, unfortunately, one has passed on and you can only read some of her earlier material. Jeanne Sather Back in 2002, I took a UW Extension course on non-fiction writing taught by journalist Jeanne Sather. She …

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Doom And Gloom

Amageddon: Amazon’s Driving Seattle to an Increasingly Obvious Future

GeekWire published my latest “‘Amageddon': How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future“. It’s received nearly 10,000 Facebook actions and definitely tapped into unspoken upset in Seattle residents about the company’s growth. Here’s an excerpt: When I arrived in Seattle in 1991, Tim Wistrom’s art playfully epitomized post-apocalyptic Seattle. But increasingly, the city’s likely doom appears much less …

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Inconsistent Results with the Twitter API

Getting inconsistent results with the Twitter API? I found this gem in Twitter API documentation: Lastly, there may be times in which the rate limit values that we return are inconsistent, or cases where no headers are returned at all. Perhaps memcache has been reset, or one memcache was busy so the system spoke to a different instance: the values …

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Microsoft At Work

My first project at Microsoft was to guide the requirements and end user design for fax machines running Windows. One of the challenges was working with very early, expensive, inaccurate touch screen technology circa 1993. You can learn a bit more at Wikipedia. Microsoft At Work: Ricoh IFS77 Intelligent Fax Machine Commercial from Jeff Reifman on Vimeo.

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Elise Blaha Cripe: How to Start a New Project – World Domination Summit

Elise Blaha Cripe gave a great speech at this past July’s World Domination Summit on how to start projects you don’t know how to do. “You just do. You do it before you know the outcome. You start before you know how you’re going to finish. You set the goal before you have the skills to finish it. And you …

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Followup Q&A to Geekwire Commentary on The Seattle Times and the FBI

I received a handful of good questions and comments in response to my Geekwire commentary: Outrage over FBI’s online tactics highlights knee-jerk Internet culture (also on Slashdot). I made some additional inquiries to Media Spokesperson Ayn Dietrich-Williams at the FBI about these and would like to respond to the most pertinent reader points below. Levi Pulkkinen at Seattle PI also wrote …

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