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Jeff “FunkyStickman” Hendricks
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Attended Nicholls State University
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Using Automation To Centralize Input:

Recently, Zapier announced that they would be rolling out a new feature: multi-step automated internet functions they call “zaps.” Now, I’ve written about IfTTT and Zapier before, and if you’re plugged into the internet at all, it’s possible they can help…
Recently, Zapier announced that they would be rolling out a new feature: multi-step automated internet functions they call “zaps.” Now, I’ve written about IfTTT and Zapier before,…
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Ladybug in an orange.
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Blog writings: Posts With Lasers

As someone with- how shall I say it- “questionable” focusing ability, I’m always fighting the urge to allow myself to be distracted. Thanks to the internet and social media, there’s never a shortage of distractions. Gee, thanks, internet. What I need…
As someone with- how shall I say it- “questionable” focusing ability, I’m always fighting the urge to allow myself to be distracted. Thanks to the internet and social media, there…
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Why don’t I post more about politics? Simply put, I dislike politics, politicians, and the government in general. I don’t like hearing people’s opinions on it, I can’t stand reading about all the stupidity that Washington D.C. propagates, and it…
Why don’t I post more about politics? Simply put, I dislike politics, politicians, and the government in general. I don’t like hearing people’s opinions on it, I can’t stand…
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Blog Post: Social Media And You (And Me)

I’m old enough to remember before Social Media existed. Heck, I remember before the internet, cell phones, unleaded gasoline, and video games existed. (Yes, I’m old. Shut up and get off my lawn!) Seriously though, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gone through…
I’m old enough to remember before Social Media existed. Heck, I remember before the internet, cell phones, unleaded gasoline, and video games existed. (Yes, I’m old. Shut up and get off…
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But you think it is an American thing.
Yet Mr Berners-Lee has been awarded honorary doctorates by both Harvard and Yale because of his work that makes modern social media possible. Just how many folks do you think get awarded honorary doctorates by either Harvard or Yale, let alone both?
No Mr Berners-Lee, no mass social media.
Simple as that.
Makes one wonder how the world managed to invent anything at all pre-1776.

To move more directly to your main post topic.
I too am old enough to remember BBS and acoustic couplers.
But the thing is, I think you are mixing up the conservatism of aging with the apparent impersonality of the web (arguably Mr BLs greatest invention).

When one moves to a BIG city (as I did when I was 22), one can recreate oneself with whatever persona one wishes. Nothing new in that - folks have been doing it for centuries. New place, new start, new identity. New clothes, new music, new friends. One has no past and the future is what one makes of it.

Such it is with social media. For the folks that have always had society's crutches to prop them up, that much FREEDOM is scary. But for those with open minds, the world is their lobster.

Years ago, international letter writing used to be a thing. Now it is social media.

Years ago, newspapers carried "lonely hearts" adverts. Now it is online.

The medium changes, but the message stays the same.
For those with an open mind, the world awaits.
And for those without, the risks are the same as they always were.

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I believe that God expects us to physically take care of our bodies. I also believe God expects us to seek Him, first and foremost. When I first met God I didn’t understand a lot about theology, prayer, or the Great Commission. I just knew I was a sinner…
I believe that God expects us to physically take care of our bodies. I also believe God expects us to seek Him, first and foremost. When I first met God I didn’t understand a lot about theolo…
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Indeed it would.
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Blog Post: Goodbye, Google MyTracks

Today is Groundhog Day here in the States… and for some reason, it seems very familiar…. as if this has somehow happened before…. In yet another stunning move that kills off something very productive that people actually use, Google has decided to end…
Today is Groundhog Day here in the States… and for some reason, it seems very familiar…. as if this has somehow happened before…. In yet another stunning move that kills off somet…
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I love that movie. All though, I don't understand what Andie sees in Bill..
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Just discovered Google is discontinuing MyTracks.
I am NOT a happy camper.
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/6333516
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Blog Post: To Live Is To Die

I’ve been thinking about death a lot lately. Not by choice, mind you. It just seems to be popping up everywhere. Family members, movies, TV, the news, books. Someone dies and I think about it. In fact, three famous personalities- Lemmy Kilmister, David…
I’ve been thinking about death a lot lately. Not by choice, mind you. It just seems to be popping up everywhere. Family members, movies, TV, the news, books. Someone dies and I think about it…
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Blog Post: I Don't Belong Here (And Other Lies I Tell Myself)

Have you ever felt like you just didn’t fit in? Like you were standing in a crowd, and everyone there was oblivious except you? To some extent, I’ve always felt this. Growing up in rural Louisiana meant that most of my friends never shared the same…
Have you ever felt like you just didn’t fit in? Like you were standing in a crowd, and everyone there was oblivious except you? To some extent, I’ve always felt this. Growing up in rura…
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Blog Post: Freedom Of Speech And Double Standards

Let’s be honest: everyone says they want freedom of speech. But what they really means is they want freedom of speech for themselves. Everybody else… not so much. If you say you’re for freedom of speech and then wish to forcibly silence hate speech-…
Let’s be honest: everyone says they want freedom of speech. But what they really means is they want freedom of speech for themselves. Everybody else… not so much. If you say you’r…
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Matthew 7:6 also springs to mind.
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Born-again techno-geek renaissance man. Literate hack with a torque wrench. Bike commuter, Linux guru, chiptune generator.
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Born-again techno-geek renaissance man from Thibodaux, LA.
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    2007 - present
    I.T. and Technical Writer, Documentation and Time Standards
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