artist1“If we were put here for a higher purpose, waiting to die is not it.”

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When my wife and I got a home inspection on the 90-year-old fixer-upper that we later ended up buying, the home inspector said it looked like the basement probably gets damp from time to time. After all, it is a 90-year-old cement bowl in the ground in a state where it rains, ever, period. A [...]

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mm2This isn’t the tale of a woman who takes on too much. It’s the story of a mother who will stop at nothing to avoid having to meet up with an annoying cousin she doesn’t want to see but who insists on trying to have dinner during a two-hour layover.

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Unread EmailsIf I needed any comfort about this situation, I would find it in this fact: The rate of increase in my unread e-mails has slowed down. From 2011 to 2012, the number of unreads rose More than 1400 percent. The percentage increase has declined every year. Which is more than what we can say for the United States deficit.

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I would rather have news organizations be open and honest about these photos and the potential for bias in them rather than forgo the opportunity to tell this important story in photos.

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Reward rankings, and colleges will seek rankings

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

When we create, or value, a rewards system—whether the reward is a college ranking or tenure—we have to consider what we are encouraging others to do. In the case of a college or a professor, I place low value on any reward that would push the institution or the individual to do something other than educate students.

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microsoft-1994Microsoft recently published a copy of its original website from 1994. And it’s a masterpiece of what the internet was (and what Microsoft was) in the mid-90s. I enjoy throwback websites because they remind us of how much the Internet has changed and grown in 20 years. Take a look at Microsoft’s website today and the [...]

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Being honest and self aware vs. hiding your weaknesses

Posted: August 9, 2014 at 7:47 pm

bodybuilder-2While I was in school at a community college, I was in one of several courses that could have been titled “How to Prepare for a Job, Disguised as a Course About ______.” One of the topics we covered was how to handle the job interview question, “What is your greatest weakness?” The answer to [...]

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data-humanIt’s pretty embarrassing when a captcha field asks me to prove that I’m a human and I type one of the characters wrong. I start to doubt myself.

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The most environmentally friendly way to print a PDF

Posted: August 2, 2014 at 10:24 am

Bullzip PDF PrinterI suppose printing a PDF by making a PDF copy of it is a way to conserve paper.

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  • About Bryan Gentry

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    I'm a husband and father, web developer and writer, a pun artist and a thinker. I blog about code, technology, fatherhood, faith, family, current events, and whatever else crosses my mind.

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