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Adam Covati
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Attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Lived in Sterling, Massachusetts
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It was only a matter of time. Topic comment has it nailed... when does scheduling of sends get here? :)
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I've actually heard quite a bit of GOTO bashing recently (specifically re: PHP). And I'll admit it shouldn't be the first choice of programming tools. But the majority of arguments are pithy lines about it being a last resort or ugly - but not why it is a bad move functionally, programmatically, or even in terms of maintainability (ok, this last one does come up).

There is a good conversation from a while back on StackOverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1900017/is-goto-in-php-evil), and I think the best answer, which was not chosen said it well with:

"Bad structuring of code is evil, regardless the control structure you use.

I personally prefer a goto that makes clear the flow of the program to "control variables" and nested "if" that will indirectly just cause the same branch in the code."

Basically, don't abuse it and don't write bad code. The same could be said for nested ifs, breaks in whiles, or recursive structures. They all have their places, but misuse can lead to unreadable, unmaintainable code.

But maybe I'm just stirring a hornets nest for no good reason.
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Agreed. Many of these instances seem like likely refactoring situations. 
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When I heard the learn'd astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide,
and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with
much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.
-Walt Whitman
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Good call. It was indeed brought to my attention by Gale Boetticher. 
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I heart this project, great for time saving & inspiration
 
Here's a fun game: go to http://thenounproject.com/

- pick an icon, and think of the word it reminds you of
- mouse over that icon and see if the word matches
- repeat

I'm impressed by how accurately these simple images conjure intended concepts in my mind!
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some of my more relevant instragram photos
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A shot from back in the day when I worked in Argyle-west
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Very cool, the google glasses goods
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Playing with the g+ iPhone app for the heck of it
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I'm still hearing a lot of #whitespace comments here. I know the point has been made, but can someone please explain to me this is really any different than Facebook's or Twitter's layout?
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Eli, thanks for the thoughtful response. I do see your point, it's somewhat aesthetics and somewhat mental positioning of the content.

That being said, it seems to me that Google's void is in a better position to be utilized by secondary content than Twitter of Facebook's. Some useful things would be expansions of media, more comments, related media, and yes, maybe even ads.
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I'm making a go of more public posts on my G+ feed. I guess this is the point where I decide if G+ is more Twitter or more FB. It seems Twitter is the route that makes the most sense.

Do you do mostly public posts on G+?
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G+ is where I put my intellectual posts, thus all are welcome.
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Social Media Analytics Guy
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  • Argyle Social
    CTO, 2010 - present
  • Bronto Software, Inc.
    Product Manager, 2007 - 2010
  • Unica
    Product Manager, 2004 - 2007
  • several small sputtering startups
    Dev Guy, 2001 - 2004
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Sterling, Massachusetts - Durham, NC - Boston, MA - Sterling, MA - williamstown, MA - New Bedford, MA
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Founder & CTO of Argyle Social; I do marketing software
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Adam Covati runs the product and development side of the house over at Argyle Social.

You can read some of his ruminations about product management, marketing, and social media at adamcovati.com or anytime on twitter as @covati.
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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
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