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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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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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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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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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Introducing BirdHouse: A Twitter API Application for PHP

My latest PHP application lets you manage and build on the Twitter API; it’s called Birdhouse. Here’s a summary of the features that Birdhouse currently offers: Manage multiple Twitter accounts Support for the Twitter REST API and User Streaming API Syncing and browsing the home timeline, user timeline, mentions, favorites Syncing and browsing your entire historical user timeline, mentions (up to …

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Matt Dandelion

Healing from Difficult Breakups

My latest essay describes simple ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system to support the process of healing from a breakup: “Studies of fMRI scans show that breakups affect the same areas of the brain associated with drug addiction and withdrawal. The process of ending our intimate connections with loved ones can take a profound physiological toll; no wonder it is …

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