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I've always been a big Pebble fan, and I think this notification timeline is fantastic, but after wearing my #moto360  for a while now, I can't get past the feeling that the #PebbleTime  (and its OS) look a bit like something Nintendo would release for kids. It's probably quite functional, but aesthetics are big for a wearable.

Of course, given they just set a fundraising record with $1million raised in a couple hours, my opinion is probably not at the top of their concern list. So I'll shut up and happily encourage their innovation.

Keep pushing forward, Pebble!
Color e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface that highlights what's important in your day.
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These are fantastic. Thanks, +Ena Jenkins !
Handpicked collection of CSS Puns and CSS Jokes, curated by Saijo George
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They made me giggle :D
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Come on now! We're talking about giraffes here. Who doesn't love giraffes? -- Give $1 to 'Stand Tall For Giraffes' and Kevin will match it. – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/gvhyficq
Did you know? Giraffes have suddenly become endangered. There are now 4 elephants for every 1 giraffe in Africa.
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In a few hours, I'm heading off to Scotland for the first time. Thought I'd revive an old short story. I wrote it a couple years ago but never really did anything with it. Has too many problems (mainly the narrative style of the boy's speech, I think). Nevertheless, how often do you have a perfectly good reason to revive old stuff?

A bit of backstory: it started as a pirate tale that morphed into something very different. I don't know how these things happen. Could explain why it doesn't quite work the way it should.

http://blog.kevinkoperski.com/2014/12/a-scottish-lament.html 

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"The hills there are green and lush. On most mornings, a hazy fog dips into the valleys, and, as you walk, you disappear into white worlds of emptiness, until the grade turns uphill and you emerge again on the opposite shore of an ocean of mist. There you can feel the sunlight, taste the dew in the air, and hear birds singing the glories of flight. Or, if you're lucky, you can hear a woman singing, and you fall in love with her voice as it tickles your ears. You wonder if perhaps you've died, if perhaps you're near the mighty archways of Heaven and all the angels of eternity have silenced themselves, intimidated by the song of the afterworld's greatest Siren. This Siren is calling to you, singing to you, asking for you, begging for you to find her and satisfy her and succumb to her, and yet she is no Siren at all but a Muse, a Muse of the highest order, a Muse of unfathomable power and unyielding strength, a Muse who will devote herself to your cause and never cease to inspire. That voice, that Siren, that Muse, that beauty is what I heard on my way to Fort William."

"You have the tongue of a poet, boy."

"Thank you."

"I hate poets. They waste my time and make me think too much. Get on with the bloody story and cut out the filth."

#shortstory   #fiction   #fictionwriting  
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It's so good! But the Pumpkins never have disappointed me
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I wrote this blog a couple years ago, but it feels particularly relevant and poignant lately. Plus, there's a nifty story (and photo) to go along with it.
When the river crests and the floodwaters birth the wet nasty muck of a shattered life, what thoughts keep you afloat? What angels keep you dreaming? What spirits propel your arms through the current and kick your legs agains...
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Finally, some help for those of us in need.
CHICAGO—In an effort to provide much-needed psychotherapy services and professional support to local Chicago communities, the NFL officially unveiled a new counseling center Thursday for Bears fans struggling to cope with devastating blowouts.
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Happy to say I was there. Epic rain and lightning delay, but then we got Ernie Banks and a Cubs tune. #pearljam   #erniebanks   #wrigleyfield  
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That Moto360 purchase is getting better every freakin' day!
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Give $1 to 'Stop Religious Violence' and Kevin will match it. Support Search for Common Ground together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/xtlma6oy
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Google+ albums as #chromecast backgrounds make me happy. A new surprise every time you flip on the television.
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Rock on! New  #smashingpumpkins  !
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I do a little bit of everything. Let's go with Product Designer, Copyeditor, Video producer... Most recently, co-inventor of RentSocial, and author of the mystery novel Amontillado.
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I excel at some stuff, am okay at other stuff, and downright suck a few stuffs.
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    Sr. Director - Product Design & Innovation, 2014 - present
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    Chief Product Officer, 2013 - 2014
  • Yield Technologies / RentSentinel / RentSocial
    Vice President of Product Innovation and Design, 2007 - 2013
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