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21 Posts

July, 2013 Posts

What wins basketball games?
July 01, 2013
The key to winning basketball games is turning possessions into points.
Super Mario Brothers is Getting Harder
July 04, 2013
Nintendo finds modern gamers struggle with original Super Mario Brothers.
My Intro to Coding/Python/Django/AppEngine
July 10, 2013
Transitioning from PHP to Python, and the excitement of using Google AppEngine for coding projects.
Constant Photography
July 11, 2013
The era of after-the-fact photography and its impact on the nature of capturing experiences.
Unified Theory of Pixar
July 13, 2013
Exploring the unified theory of Pixar movies and how they all connect.
July 14, 2013
Contact form 1
July 14, 2013
July 14, 2013
Redesigning the blog for a simpler, more mobile-friendly experience.
How Well Did Sharknado Actually Do?
July 14, 2013
The real popularity of Sharknado, beyond Twitter hype.
The Brooklyn Plane Crash
July 14, 2013
The story of a 1960 New York mid-air collision over Staten Island and Park Slope.
McLuhan in Print
July 15, 2013
Marshall McLuhan's complex ideas made more accessible through his book 'The Medium is the Massage.'
Technology Still Isn't Ruining Anything
July 15, 2013
A discussion on how technology isn't ruining everything it's claimed to be ruining.
Shocked, but not Shocking
July 20, 2013
An exploration of political and social issues, including protests, racial injustice, and government surveillance.
Is Apple Maps Suceeding?
July 20, 2013
Apple Maps is succeeding despite being a terrible product, meeting the needs of typical phone consumers and pushing Google to compete.
Turning Your Router Off for 10 Seconds
July 22, 2013
The reason you should turn your router off for 10 seconds.
Seeing Through Games
July 23, 2013
The surreal experience of seeing real-life events as if they were from a video game.
Why Privacy Matters
July 24, 2013
Glenn Greenwald explains the importance of privacy and how it enables freedom and individuality.
Feral Cities
July 27, 2013
The concept of feral cities and their impact.
On Sponsored and Scalable Brand Content
July 29, 2013
A discussion on the intersection of sponsored and scalable brand content.
Borges and Sharknado
July 30, 2013
Borges and the Sharknado Problem: questioning the need for a 2-hour movie when a short story or a two-minute trailer might suffice.
Tools over Process
July 30, 2013
The importance of building tools over process in product development.
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