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It’s Too Late To Re-Spin The Marketing Spin

I’m not a Hank Williams, Jr. fan. I’m not into football. I’m actually into Australian Rules Football, and my Geelong Cats just won the Grand Final! But I digress. You may have heard that recently, Hank stuck his foot in
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Oh, Google Wallet…

Google Wallet page, screen shot in Chrome… with a big top bar notification that the page isn’t properly secure. Click to enlarge:
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On Steve Jobs’ Passing

In 1979, I was put in a computer class to learn BASIC on a Commodore Pet. I was 7 years old. In 1985, my parents bought our first home computer, the Apple II+. Wow, we thought it was amazing. You
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When You’re The Only One Using Your Hashtag

Yesterday, I got a promoted tweet from Pepsi, I guess trying to get me excited about watching The X Factor on TV. Not interested. But what did interest me was that they had a hashtag on their tweet: #PepsiXFactor I
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Government Background Checks

Someone who used to work at my web shop got a job offer from the government. This person used me as a reference, which is fine. Well, I just got the form from the government. It’s basically asking me if
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Salesforce Promoted Tweet For Benioff Keynote

Well, um, this is a little awkward. Right now, Oracle’s big conference is going on. Reportedly, Marc Benioff of Salesforce paid Oracle $1M to give the keynote. He paid THEM. That’s what the news said this morning. And at the
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Why I’m Not Impressed By Siri

I can’t claim to know everything about Apple’s newly-announced Siri. But from what I do know, I’m not impressed. From what I know, Siri lets you speak voice commands into your phone, and it will look for things or do
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Swiftkey X Says I’m A Beautiful Person

I’m a fiercely loyal user of SlideIt on my Android phone and tablet. You had better have a really amazing keyboard to get me away from the wonderful SlideIt. I’m wildly fast at the swipe-style typing, and I love the
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Would You Click On This Promoted Tweet?

Once in a while, promoted tweets pop up in my Hootsuite stream. Most recently, they were for HP ink for printers. I am assuming HP is just tweeting everybody since they can’t possibly know if I have an HP printer
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