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I'm going to be talking at eMetrics in Toronto on May 14th. If you haven't registered yet you should come here me rant about Universal Analytics, and if you're lucky I may go off on an epic off slide tangent that will blow your minds. Or maybe I won't .You'll have to register and come to find out. Use Promo Code SHASPK to save $150 on your 2 day registration. If you do, come say hi to me after my talk, I will buy you a drink. I know I'll certainly need one. http://www.emetrics.org/toronto/2014/ 
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Hah, next time I'll try for something in Austin.
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The truth of this video is so great it caused me to have a memory driven anxiety attack.
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It is sad the amount of times I go through situations like this at work
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Last year both +Jim Gianoglio and I broke our hands in bike accidents, and had to push our way through using +Google Analytics as hands free as possible. Since then we've been working on an "OK Google" inspired hand free interface for the GA interface, and we're almost ready to release it into the wild after testing it internally here at +LunaMetrics. Introducing OK GA.
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You couldn't even skateboard to a blockbuster without getting nuked. So true.  #kevinbacon   #truthtelling   #rememberthe80s   #goatboynoises  
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Has anyone experienced a Container that takes a long time to show it's tags on the site? I have a client where we publish new tags, or changes to tags, and it can take a half hour or longer for the tags to appear. This happens with them across development and production servers, and two different containers in two separate accounts (not loaded concurrently, we've just tried it with completely different accounts). I've never noticed this much lag with any other client, and I don't understand what could be causing it. 
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Can you share the container id with me?  (I work for +Brian Kuhn on the backend team.)  You can send it to me via private message if you want.  I can take a look at the serving infrastructure to make sure nothing strange is going on from our end.
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Fantastic chart showing the growing divergence between #gameofthrone  books and show. Pretty interesting how the first season really mirrored the books super closely. This chart will be very interesting in a couple seasons to see how all over the place they get.
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I think I shared a different video by +Veritasium before regarding Facebook, but here's another one. Basically you shouldn't pay for advertising on Facebook, but more than that you shouldn't pay for likes either in or out of Facebook. Don't get stuck on how many followers you have, what matters is engagement.
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+Dave Adams Dave! Genius idea.
(I'm pretty angry at Facebook after seeing this awesome video). We should all get together and do something about this. What a money wasting scam!
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Russia gets it's hands on Ukraine's killer dolphins. Suddenly the entire situation makes a whole lot more sense.
Covert cetacean operations have lost their luster since the Cold War.
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Is there ANY valid reason to be having someone create a 4 digit numeric PIN number these days? If anything it makes me question your security systems. I continue to wonder why my now defunct World of Warcraft account had better security THAN MY GODDAMNED BANK.  #security   #banking   #wow  #worldofwarcraft  
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You should defunct the funk. 
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Look, I'm not saying that I'm going to listen to this literally all day today while I work. The point is that I could. The question is "how will it affect my productivity if I did?"

Well, there's only one way to find out. Test test test.
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How are hours 1 and 2?
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Web Analyst at LunaMetrics interested in Conversions, Usability, and so on, and so forth. I have my hands in a few cookie jars.
Introduction
I'm a bit of a jack of all trades. I started out working towards a Ph.D. in Archaeology focusing on ancient tool use, and now my focus is on how humans use and will use current and future tools. I'm interested in the entire gamut from conceiving of an idea, creating a solution, design, information architecture, development, seo, social media, internet marketing, analytics, adwords, you name it. Call it what you will. I study how humans use tools, and help them use them better.
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I was the first Grandmaster Fisherman in Ultima Online, and once won an HBO Comedy Award. These are unrelated. I was that kid on the block who owned a Green Machine. I kept all my legos from when I was a kid, and now my three kids are playing with them. I can sing all the nations of the world in a song per Yakko Warner.
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  • University of Pittsburgh
    Anthropology, Linguistics, Geology, 1991 - 1995
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Archaeology, 1996 - 1997
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24 S. 18th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206