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About admin

Hi, my name is Mike and I'm addicted to endurance sports. It's the good sort of addiction. You know, the kind that gives you: killer calves, a resting heart rate in the upper 40s, and the ability to eat whatever you want without gaining weight (at least during peak training!).

Hannah Montana Did What?!?

The hubbub on the internet this past week about the performance on the VMA’s (Video Music Awards) by Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus has got me thinking about how we treat our celebrities and the standard to which we do … Continue reading

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Swimming The Golden Gate

There are many challenges in sports that occupy the thoughts of people who dream of doing audacious things. There are also things that can be seen as stepping stones to those bigger dreams. Today, I had a little bit of … Continue reading

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2012 In Music

2012 In Music Album Of The Year 2012 had quite a few good songs. However, for me, there was a clear group of standouts at the top. These are my nominees for Song Of The Year Skyfall – Adele (Skyfall … Continue reading

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RAAM Observations (Part 1)

This series is going to take a while to go through… There has been so much to process in the time following Race Across America. The enormity of what Joan did, and the part I and the rest of the … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Like The Like Button

As far as I can tell, the “Like” button was added to Facebook as a simple way for people to let their friends to know that the posting by said friend was appreciate (or “liked”). That’s fine and dandy, but … Continue reading

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iPad 3

So, Apple Computers has released a new device. What does this mean for web designers? It’s a super-high resolution display in a small form factor. Making websites that will go from one device to another just got a little bit … Continue reading

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Marketing With Social Media

I found this article to be an interesting take on using social media – specifically Pinterest- for marketing online. I have not actually used Pinterest, but I can see the benefit of it especially for smaller companies who normally rely … Continue reading

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Web Design Inspiration

I found this blog article talking about various art movements that have inspired web design. Folks have always looked at other art for inspiration. I needed a little bit of a light for a project for one of my classes, … Continue reading

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Creative Offices

Since we’re all graduating soon, we will be out of the classroom and into design firms, corporations or freelance design. The environment in which designers has a huge effect on the work that they produce. My hope, at least, is … Continue reading

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Taste The Rainbow

At first glance, I did not think that the Skittles website was an official site for the brand. But then I realized that Wrigley has come up with a genius way to market Skittles. The random quotes, stories and seemingly … Continue reading

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