The idea that bedtime stories make life worse for others belongs right up there with “A Modest Proposal.” Both ideas came from philosophers surnamed Swift. Unfortunately, only the one that suggested eating infants was being satirical.






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How a standardized test could have derailed my life

Posted: May 4, 2015 at 11:51 pm






I’m one of those lucky people who gets to grow up and fulfill his childhood dream—and get paid for it. Luckily, standardized testing didn’t derail that dream.






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We need humble science and humble listeners

Posted: April 1, 2015 at 11:49 pm






A couple of months ago, Dilbert artist Scott Adams blogged about how science has earned its reputation of mistrust by being certain of itself…and then changing its position. His example was diet and fitness. “Maybe science has the diet and fitness stuff mostly right by now,” he wrote. “I hope so. But I thought the same thing […]






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Start with WordPress, build from there

Posted: January 27, 2015 at 6:35 pm






MediaShift recently published Austin Smith’s article about why publishers should not build their own content management systems. He argues that they should not, and the basic reason is that it is hard to be a technology company. Building your own CMS from scratch requires developers to stay on board for years. Media companies tend to not […]






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If you need to use PHP to work with PDFs, this post shows some of the basics of the FPDF and FPDFI, two libraries that will help. Specifically, it shows how to pull pages from various PDFs and combine them into one PDF.






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When Obama criticizes you and Republicans don’t immediately rush to condemn his statement and lift you up as a hero, you know you have some defending to do.






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Charles Barkley, Space Jam, programming, and me

Posted: October 16, 2014 at 1:16 am

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Space Jam was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. Just to let you know how much I liked it, it’s possible that there was some divine intervention (or maybe just some impossibly unpredictable cosmic coincidence) that allowed me and my wife to watch it together a few years ago. One of […]






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Hymnboard – an app for church music organizers

Posted: October 16, 2014 at 12:07 am

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My most recent project is Hymnboard, an app that makes it much easier to organize music for a church chorister to organize the music they use in their worship services. It may also be of use to families who like to use religious music in their family religious activities. Hymnboard makes it easy to select […]






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An unexpected, sacred General Conference moment

Posted: October 4, 2014 at 12:43 am

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Mormon apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin was delivering a sermon about the commandment to love and serve others when his voice and body shook terribly. Then someone else stepped forward and demonstrated exactly what Elder Wirthlin meant.






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






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