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+Felicia Day came to Boston to promote her memoir, released a day earlier!
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I'll be a guest tonight on the Dereck and Kay Show! Listen live at 7 PM ET or call in with your questions.
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The last words of a dying neurosurgeon:

"Everyone succumbs to finitude. I suspect I am not the only one who reaches this pluperfect state. Most ambitions are either achieved or abandoned; either way, they belong to the past. The future, instead of the ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present. Money, status, all the vanities the preacher of Ecclesiastes described, hold so little interest: a chasing after wind, indeed."
Time warps for a young surgeon with metastatic lung cancer
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The web is ephemeral, but institutions like the Internet Archive are preserving its every state. This article from +The New Yorker details efforts and features even I wasn't aware of.
The Web wasn’t built to preserve its past; the Wayback Machine aims to remedy that. Credit Illustration by Harry Campbell
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Here's a great write-up of WordCamp Boston 2015, with links to additional +WordPress resources. Thanks, +Natalie Hamil!
I had the most amazing opportunity to attend WordCamp Boston last month, and I gained some high quality information. As a student who operates a blog that isn't a commerce website in any capacity (shameless self-plug, sorry about it), a lot of these topics weren't necessarily directed toward me, but I found that there was a lot of pertinent information that you can really boil down and apply to any website or blog. Here's the briefest of brief ti...
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My four-year-old NeoCase broke en route to +KansasFest, so I ordered a new one from +RadTech LLC and had it shipped right to the conference center. RadTech's fraud prevention department emailed me to ensure that an order from Boston being shipped to Kansas City was legit. I ensured that it was, explaining that I was replacing a broken case.

"All RadTech products have a lifetime warranty," they replied. "We're cancelling your order and shipping you a new case for free."

Wow! Thanks for having my back, RadTech. It's good to know your customer service is as exceptional as your products!
Work-In Sleeve Case for MacBook - Sleek and durable water repellant Neoprene sleeve features retractable handles and unique work-in capability
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I had front-row seats to the +The Doubleclicks' performance at Comicazi in Somerville! It was everything I hoped it would be.
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LEGO doesn't want to make a set celebrating the women of the Supreme Court. Here are six reasons why they should.
Six reasons why my women-of-the-Supreme-Court set should be allowed to compete on LEGO Ideas
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As a student and teacher, child and adult, I've been to the Boston Museum of Science many times. My earliest memory of it is Leonard Nimoy. #LLAP  
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He said we shape the future through the present. He was right.
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If you're not concerned about storage, bandwidth, or possibly copyright, this +WordPress  plugin can make a personalized Wayback Machine of the external links relevant to your site.
Ever seen a news story from a few years back — or maybe even just a few weeks back — and gotten frustrated when an old link doesn't work any more? It's a problem for anyone who publishes on the web, but particularly for news organizations — both because that network of links is an important p…
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Online Editor
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  • Emerson College
    Adjunct Faculty, 2013 - present
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Web Producer, 2013 - present
  • Computerworld
    Online Editor, 2007 - 2013
  • Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI
    2004 - 2006
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Apple II geek, WordPress enthusiast, teacher, cyclist, vegetarian
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I am a writer, editor, and social media strategist on the subjects of IT, electronic entertainment, and human interest. I primarily write for Computerworld about Apple, content management systems, and retrocomputing. Whenever possible, I explore in writing, podcasting, and event management my personal interests in the Apple II, multiple sclerosis, and genre films and literature. And apparently, I like lists.
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There are still eight of the 50 states I haven't visited.
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Great service and prices — but once you are in their customer database, they will NEVER, EVER leave you alone. No matter how many times you call or email, leave messages or speak with humans, explaining that you have moved out of the area and are unable to be their customer any longer, they will regularly call you asking if your vehicle needs service. One representative even told me they don't have a mechanism for removing customers. I eventually had them update my profile with bogus information, just to leave me alone.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
As a vegetarian, I didn't realize Café Gratitude goes one step further by offering fully vegan selections. I was delighted to be able to order anything off the menu, something I can rarely do anywhere else. The mawkish dish names ("I Am Transformed", "I Am Inspired") were not very descriptive — but it was more than made up for when the server placed my dish in front of me, looked me in the eye, and said, "You are Extraordinary." :-) The restaurant has a pleasant layout and atmosphere, and our server, Leslie, one of the café's original staff, was attentive and friendly.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Two friends and I visited this pub on a Saturday night. We had a GREAT time, with a pirate band that came to our table to make sure we got a taste of their offerings. Dancers, wenches, and more provided entertainment the likes of which we wouldn't find anywhere else. Add some generous serving sizes, and we went home happy!
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago