Small Town America Between Our Ears

Small Town America Between Our Ears

“We haven’t been a nation of small towns for nearly a century. […] She embodies the most basic American myth — Jefferson’s yeoman farmer, the fantasia of rural righteousness […] […] the patina of cultural homogeneity that camouflaged 1950s suburbia has vanished. We have become more obviously multiracial. There are lifestyle choices that were nearly …

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Intention Deficit

Intention Deficit

If you feel it’s all just too much information and you don’t experience the stream of information available to you as something great and laid back then you might be suffering from Intention Deficit. Intention Drives Actions Normally we intent to do something with something at a specific time and place. Thus we find ourselves …

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Mind Like Water: PHP’s Stateless State

Mind Like Water: PHP’s Stateless State

In karate there is an image that’s used to define the position of perfect readiness: “mind like water”. — David Allen, Getting Things Done I find web applications, scripts, fascinating. Like water their natural state is stateless. And like water they have no memory at all. Every time you interact with a web application is …

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Home Baked Bread

Home Baked Bread

Nothing beats the authentic smell of fresh home-made bread and coffee in the early morning. Bread and coffee both have those authentic smells you just can’t fake. For years I’ve been kneading my own dough and baking my own bread. And even though the time that I have available has been considerably reduced as I …

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Google ranking is for hobbyists

Google ranking is for hobbyists

Godfried Bomans, a Dutch writer, always talked about his family. He would mention uncles and aunts endlessly, always changing their names, ages; they didn’t exist — they were simply a vehicle to introduce his story. My single most important lessons are like that.