Fascinating Look at Autism

For any of you who are interested in how the brain works or some of the latest developments and research into Autism, you will enjoy this story of Kai Markram. Kai’s father Henry runs the Human Brain Project that is currently mapping the entire brain and building several tools that will help study areas like…

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Building a Markdown Flat CMS

I’m enjoying the New Year day of rest by building a custom flat-file Markdown CMS. What is a flat-file CMS? What is Markdown? and Why in the world would you spend your day of rest doing that? What is a flat-file CMS? A flat-file CMS simply refers to the fact that there is no database…

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Give Me a Break Google+

So Google finally let me know that I can claim my Google+ Custom URL… woohoo. So, I went to claim my custom URL and to my dismay, Google won’t let me claim the URL that I use EVERYWHERE else. For example: On Twitter my handle is @benjaminbradley On Facebook my URL is facebook.com/benjaminbradley On App.net…

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A Typical Sleeping Arrangement

Many of you know that we have a wonderful older rescue dog who had a rough previous life and now believes he is the king of the castle. I thought I would share the exact “sleeping” arrangment that is typical of our lives now. Does this look familiar to any other dog owners?

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Time to shift the paradigm

How many management speak phrases have I packed into the following paragraph? Do you know people who use this as their attempt at being managerial? Too often we try to “talk the talk” to give the impression that we are more competent that we actually are capable of being at that time. If business leaders…

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Let’s Talk GPL

Over the life of WordPress there have been MANY discussions about the GPL license and what it means for users and developers of WordPress. There have been many a late night heated discussions that erupted due to this topic. For many, just the mention of the letters GPL sends them scurrying off into a corner…

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My Web Development Tools – WordPress Plugins and Themes

In this first of several blog posts, I will attempt to answer a number of questions people have been sending me about my workflow, what tools I use in web development, what I use to teach WordPress training at WebDesign.com and other “tips of the trade”. So in this post I’ll be sharing about the…

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The Real Tragic Tale of Trayvon Martin

This post was written by my wife on Facebook and I wanted to share it with others. I haven’t mentioned this before, but I taught high school for a year at Trayvon Martin’s school (Homestead, FL): It was one of the top-5 worst urban public schools in the country. It had something like a 60%…

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Losing Trust in a Disruption Leader

The past week’s news about the closure of Google Reader hit really close to home. I follow hundreds of blogs, news sites, tutorial sites, and other sites that I would probably never remember to visit if I did not subscribe to their RSS feed through Google Reader. In fact, if I did have to visit…

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How to Destroy an Amazon Home Business and Get Free Books as a Bonus

Amazon, that towering behemoth of a retail giant, answers to no one. Their power, reach, and breadth of products are astounding when you consider that it all started in one guy’s garage. If you need something you can probably find it on Amazon. For example: If you need some Smack My Ass and Call Me…

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