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Kevin Koperski
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Now reading Armada by Ernest Cline. Can this follow up to Ready Player One be as fun or clever? I'm excited to find out.
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Big fan of Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Turns out he's writing for Chipotle now, and it's awesome. 

http://www.kevinkoperski.com/2015/07/20/carlos-ruiz-zafon-does-chipotle/

#2minuteapocalypse   #carlosruizzafon   #chipotle  
And there it was. Carlos Ruiz Zafón's two-minute story about death, happiness, love, and the end of the world. Let's just say I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch.
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Whether published for its merit or its fame, a book like Go Set a Watchman is a rare thing, and its release is an exciting public event. How fun to be a part of it.
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An revived post from my old at-home-parent blog. The point: when your kids are young, take the time to savor as much as you can, because it's difficult to keep those memories.

http://www.kevinkoperski.com/2015/07/01/eternal-sunshine-of-a-sentimental-mind/

#parenting   #stayathomedad  
Do you ever imagine how, years from now, thinking back, you’ll envision the very moment in which you’re currently living? This minute. Right now. How will it appear to a reminiscing you? What images will you remember? What words? Do you think, somewhere down the line, you’ll pop into a bookstore and see one of …
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I bet this book is a fascinating read, especially for those of us who remember that first time we opened Napster (and waited an hour to download a single song on our 56k modems!). 
MP3. It's the format that revolutionized the way music's been consumed since the late '90s. When Karlheinz Brandenburg, a German acoustics engineer, disc
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An awesome #Kickstarter  to plant trees across the world and light up Paris. Check it out. 5 Days left.
Naziha Mestaoui is raising funds for 1 HEART 1 TREE - Act with art on Kickstarter! Plant virtual forests on the EIFFEL TOWER and reforest the planet! Des forêts virtuelles sur la TOUR EIFFEL pour reforester la planète!
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Not gonna lie. This bag might be exactly what I've always wanted. I almost never bring my camera with me because I hate carrying an extra bag. Problem solved. Thanks, +Peak Design Team and +Trey Ratcliff! Now, to suffer through the wait...

#kickstarter   #messengerbag   #photography  
Beautiful, intelligent, adaptable. The Everyday Messenger is more than just an innovative camera bag. It’s a giant leap for bag-kind.
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In which I comment on my recent experience with train travel.

http://www.kevinkoperski.com/2015/07/17/the-romance-of-rail/

#trains   #amtrak   #rail  
As a fan of all things sepia-toned, I possess a rather dated mental image of long-distance rail travel, at least in a cinematic sense. To my imagination's horror, there was no billowing smoke stack. No roaring hiss of steam. No elegant ladies clad in dark corsets, cage-crinoline skirts, waist coats, and myriad layers of confusing accoutrements. Instead, I watched more recent cinematic beauty blur past my window.
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My latest read on the history of mp3 and the recording industry. Thought it was fun and fascinating and nostalgic. Definitely worth checking out.

http://www.kevinkoperski.com/2015/07/13/how-music-got-free-by-stephen-witt/

#mp3   #books   #reading  
I’m not gonna lie. Stephen Witt’s new history of the MP3,  How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy, was something of an impulse purchase and not just because the title kicks ass. I read an interview the author gave in which he touched on …
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It can't hurt to try.
Roughly 36 million adults in the United States read English at or below a third-grade level. For a predominantly English-speaking country, that's a massi
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My first go at an app review. Definitely need practice, but it's fun.

http://www.kevinkoperski.com/2015/06/25/hello-facebooks-updated-android-dialer/

#facebook   #hello   #review  
Facebook Hello is a replacement for your phone’s dialer, call log, and incoming call notifier. It's pretty and sleek and works great but has a few issues.
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Let's do this together. Give $1 and I will match it for 'The vanishing balance of our forests'. https://onetoday.google.com/m/vscnwxbg

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Did you know? More than one billion animals and birds were lost in the 2013 and 2014 forest fires plus six million acres of our national forests.
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Round Lake, IL - Vernon Hills, IL - Middlesex, NJ - Clifton, NJ - Redmond, WA - Seattle, WA - Champaign, IL - Ottawa, IL - Crete, IL - Park Forest, IL
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He puts on his pants two legs at a time, just like... Wait, isn't that how you do it?
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I like to create stuff. Co-founder of Dander (which you'll learn about soon enough), co-creator of RentSocial (a social apartment renting site since shut down by the company that acquired it), co-creator of RentSentinel, a multifamily apartment marketing business application (since shut down by that same acquirer), and the 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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  • Dander
    Co-Founder, 2015 - present
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    Novelist, present
  • Realpage
    Sr. Director - Product Design & Innovation, 2014 - 2015
  • Pong Works
    Chief Product Officer, 2013 - 2014
  • Yield Technologies / RentSentinel / RentSocial
    Vice President of Product Innovation and Design, 2007 - 2013
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