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How Seahawk are you Seattle? Sorry, not much.

I don’t really understand the attachment of Seattle’s notoriously fair-weather fans to the Seahawks. I thought it might be useful to review for you all how little in common you have with your beloved Seahawks. Sorry, it’s not much. The average Seahawk earned $1.26 million in 2014, you, not so much. The average salary for men in Seattle is $89,445 and for …

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Themes Selection

The Easiest Way to Install WordPress: Now Even Better

Some of you may remember my WordPress Quickstart offering. It’s an inexpensive, performance optimized installation of self-host WordPress that takes just a few minutes to activate. I’ve enhanced it now with a broader array of pre-installed themes and plugins. The WordPress Quickstart is the fastest, easiest way to launch a new WordPress site of any kind. This Quickstart is also performance optimized with Varnish …

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Amazon’s Seattle Headcount to Nearly Triple in Five Years

Shortly after ‘Amageddon': How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future went viral over at GeekWire, Amazon dropped a bombshell. It’s building enough office space to nearly triple its Seattle headcount by 2019. If you like the current dose of Amazon on our city, how would you like two more doses of equal size? Well, it’s coming our way. …

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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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Hala Khouri’s Yoga for Trauma Workshop in Seattle

Hala Khouri is holding a three day workshop in Seattle, register early to reserve your spot: The focus of this...

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