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It's bad enough that the courts have ruled APIs can be copyrighted, if they can't be used under the "fair use" doctrine, we'll be throwing out the last 30-years of software development progress.
The courts ruled that APIs can be copyrighted. That was bad. Now, if APIs can’t be used with fair use, that will be even worse.
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Writers need to be able to do more than string words together in interesting and entertaining and informative ways. We need to come up with a constant stream of ideas. If we don’t have those ideas, we have little or nothing to write about!

Some writers are idea-generating machines. Others struggle with coming up with writing ideas. If you’re open to it, ideas are everywhere. You just need to be aware of the ideas that are around you.

I’d like to share a few suggestions that can help you come up with more ideas.
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Despite what some so-called gurus and experts will lead you to believe, not everyone needs to be a so-called power user of every tool they use. Many of us never need to go beyond the basics. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Thoughts About Using Tools. 11 May 2016 | by Scott Nesbitt. A bunch of tools being used to crack walnuts. I'm fortunate that in my life I have a number of people who get me to think about things in a different or a new way. And they do that whether they mean to or not.
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Countless bloggers are obsessed with eyeballs. Specifically, getting as many eyeballs as they can to view their blogs each day.

They pore over analytics. They hack together the kinds of posts that are supposed to draw visitors. They sweat over the optimal length of a post. They stress over keywords and SEO. They write click bait headlines.

Blogging isn’t just about the number of people who stop by your blog each day. More visitors can mean a wider reach and more potential advertising revenue. But there’s no guarantee of any of that. Having 100,000 or more views a month would definitely be nice, but that’s not my measure of success as a blogger.
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As someone who writes, there's one word I’m struggling with. It’s one I’ve been struggling with for a while now. That word? Content. I’m definitely not a fan of that term. I admit, though, that I’m as guilty of referring to what I find on the web as content as much as the next person.

That has to stop.
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Do this. Directives - part 1 : https://sivers.org/d1
First see “just tell me what to do” for context.
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"Parsey McParseface is only the parser that studies the sentence and figures out what is really being implied by it."
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"The whole point of an open organization is to relax the constraints of management to create the environment in which your team can do their best work."
James Whitehurst of Red Hat, the open source software company, found himself early in his career managing a bankrupt company.
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Yes, kids, even after 20+ years slinging a keyboard to earn my keep I still suffer from impostor syndrome. There have been times when I’ve snagged some very good gigs or assignments, and I was overwhelmed by the sense that I was over my head. That I couldn’t handle the work. That I wasn’t good enough.
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We all have habits, both good and bad. Many of us work quite hard to break the bad ones. We work equally hard to form new, good habits.

Habits are a powerful tool As I tell my coaching clients, one of keys to mastering what they want to master is to develop new habits.

As powerful and useful as habits are, they have a negative side. Even good habits can turn into shackles when they become routine. And I mean routine in a bad way.
When (Good) Habits Become Shackles. 27 Apr 2016 | by Scott Nesbitt. A pair of feet, with chains around the ankles. We all have habits, both good and bad. Many of us work quite hard to break the bad ones. We work equally hard to form new, good habits. Habits are a powerful tool As I tell my ...
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Ever second or third person these days seems to call themselves a writer. Or a something slash writer. For whatever reason, that seems to generate a lot of doubt in the minds of certain people.

Those are the people who don’t believe that you’re a real writer (whatever that means). And they’re not afraid to try to call you out. They do that by saying something like Oh, really? Well, what have you written? Those words are usually spoken in an accusing or disbelieving tone.
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Writer of stuff, consultant, speaker
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Writer. Blogger. Editor. Speaker. Consultant. Sometimes even a content strategist. Combining all of those skills, and adding a deft hand with technology, I help firms create focused, interesting, and insightful content.

I also help companies reshape, reorganize, and refocus their exisiting content to ensure that content is the best it can be.

It's not about the technology. It's about words and how those words help drive and advance a company's goals.

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