StartupWeekend announced “open” at BIL

So this may seem really silly to some of you, but this was actually a pretty exciting moment for me. Among all of the prep for Ashley’s birthday on Saturday, I was keeping an eye peeled at the live feed from the BIL conference to see Andrew Hyde announce something that I’ve had the pleasure to work on for the past couple of weeks.

Here’s the screenshot I took. Yeah, I’m a dork.

BTW, most of the chat that happens on live feed chats is all centered around the quality of the feed. Just sayin'.

BTW, most of the chat that happens on live feed chats is all centered around the quality of the feed. Just sayin'.

Exciting, because this is really the first time that anything I was a part of was announced to a group this large, and being broadcasted on the web for me to see way over here in the midwest. Cool stuff.

Oh yeah, and Startup Weekend’s new site is pretty badass. Check it out, especially if you’re into the idea of being in a startup. And badass things.

Acting Without Doing, or How I Use Quicksilver

About fifteen hours or so ago I posted a response to an acquaintance on a micro blogging platform I use in regards to Quicksilver, a free program for Mac OS X. This acquaintance (well, it was Adii) was looking to start using it, and I offered up some reading material. He and a couple of others seemed interested in how to best use it, so I thought I would take a few minutes and explain why this is the first program I’ll be installing on all of my Macs from now on.
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On Storing and Sharing Photographs

When I started using WordPress about two years ago, I was interested in the platform specifically for the utility I saw in it. At the time I didn’t have the slightest idea about how to construct a system for managing content. I had begun to play with PHP includes, but that only gave me a slightly more efficient way of handling static information.
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Don’t Punish Customers When They Purchase

Let’s say I just went through the purchasing process, and wasn’t too happy with the end result. The retailer in question is a very popular one, but pointing out who won’t strengthen my point any. At the end of the process, after completely checking out and giving them my money, I was bombarded by affiliate ads and promises for “$100 for free” if I participated in a survey. Yuck.
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Clean Out Your Inbox With Highrise

One of my pet peeves is disorder. It doesn’t always get to me—sometimes my desk is in disarray, and my screen desktop is usually nuts—but certain things have always been (and always will be) an annoyance. One of those annoyances is my email inbox. I use Outlook, and I hate that it gets cluttered. Even when I organize it everything isn’t ideal. Windows’ folder system just isn’t attractive to me.
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