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it is the future but can you imagine the fear of fraud? it will happen in due time.
 
Wanted: internet voting & internet freedom. Over 75% think web is the future of voting. Do you? http://virg.in/N07AK
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dig the shirt Matt!
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Hi Jason,

I love evernote but can't stand that mac and windows version are so different, i work on both. Do you know off hand where the presentation mode is on the windows app? If i select a note or a notebook i don't get the presentation icon. Do you know off hand?
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It is not a feature in Windows client....disappointment!! ;-)
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For the writers out there, "Write to please yourself, and if you go about it with enjoyment you will also entertain the readers who are worth writing for." - William Zinsser
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I had a dream last night...

Steve Jobs was pitching the #iPhone6  and looked like a skeleton from the Grateful Dead's Touch of Grey video, Grateful Dead Touch Of Grey Video (Good Quality).

Jobs revealed that the iPhone 6 had no battery, was powered by air. The iOS developers worked extensively on new gestures and UI to use the iPhone as a TV controller.

I wonder if any of these epiphanies will come true?
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Dear  +Evernote , I would like a keyboard shortcut for adding a tag to a note that is more intuitive. I want to be able to type ctrl + alt + T and a field to pop up for me to enter the tag with auto-suggestions. i don't want a long list of tags as check boxes. This would help tremendously. Thanks!
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Jason Fried talked about sleekness in current web design and mentioned sites such as eBay, Craigslist, gmail and amazon on sucking, but sucking for a reason. I like his like of folksy-style design

"Clutter is a human thing – it feels cozy, it feels like there’s people who made this and not these artists who people can’t relate to. So I’m really personally very interested in folksy-style design these days " http://ow.ly/rKFKe
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I love other people's book suggestions. Here are some book recommendations by Zen Habits
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Director of Search & Social Media
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  • Obu Interactive
    Director of Search & Social, 2011 - present
  • CalFinder
    Chief Technical Officer, 2007 - 2011
  • CMTM/eJustice
    Product Director, 2000 - 2007
  • Einstien Industries
    Web Designer, 1998 - 2000
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Portland, Oregon
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Oakland, California - San Diego, California - Laguna Hills, California
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Hello everyone! My name is Dean and I live in the wonderful Pacific Northwest, Portland to be more specific. 

I am interested in start-up businesses, lean start-up processes and meeting other entrepreneurs.

I work for an awesome marketing agency called Obu Interactive, where we specialize generating leads and branding businesses. My role as the Director of Search & Social Media allows for me to constantly evolve whether it my be keeping up with algorithm updates or creating/executing new products. 

Aside from work, my time is spent chasing around my 2 little monsters and enjoying life with my beautiful wife. Together we love the outdoors, especially fly fishing and camping.

If you would like to talk about work or anything else just email me. I'd love to hear from you.
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  • San Diego State University
    Graphic Design, 1995 - 2000
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Why I Read (+ a Dozen Book Recommendations) : zenhabits
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Dr. Roane and Crystal are hygiene magicians. I hadn't been to the dentist in a couple of years and was shivering with fear when I walked through the door for the first time. Alas the office is like an oasis. Did not feel like a dentist office to tell you the truth. It was comfortable and everyone is so friendly. The actual cleaning was so darn easy and painless. Teeth look and feel great. Oh and they are super-duper with kids. Go here...
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reviewed a year ago
Rude Condescending Doctor.... Let me tell you my terrible, rude experience that happened today visiting Dr. Combs and West Linn Plastic Surgery Center. 9:30 in the morning, came in to get my broken hand checked on to see how the healing had progressed. I was greeted by 2 ladies who were nice enough. Next I shimmied into the office to await the arrival of Dr. Combs. Upon opening the door Dr. Combs gave the standard, "hi how are you doing," and tha'ts about as friendly and courteous as he got. The next question was a condescending "why are you hear, you should be at another doctor." Baffled by his question I said I would like my once-broken hand checked up as it had been 4 weeks since it was in a splint. He said something along these lines, "you shouldn't be here. it's a waste of your money and you should be at the other doctor. that's the problem with Health care, CONTINUITY. You should be going to that other doctor and finishing your treatment with him." Again, kind of taken by surprise, I was like uh they referred me to you? I called him rude on the spot and he said i'm just being honest. Anyway after the little exchange I said can you just check my hand out? he looked at it and was like "you shouldn't still be wearing this splint, I would have told you only 3 weeks." He went on to explain it doesn't impede movement etc., you shouldn't be wearing this anymore. I'm new to West Linn and everyone I meet is nothing but helpful and courteous. I guess there is an exception to every bunch. All in all it was a really bad time with a rude doctor. If I knew of a friend, neighbor or family member that wanted a breast augmentation or laser skin care I would steer them far far from Dr. Combs and the West Linn Plastic Surgery Center. Full transparency: I first went to a plastic surgeon in Hillsboro, I have no idea why an emergency room refers you to a plastic surgeon for a broken hand, but I wasn't crazy about him either, maybe it's the profession?
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Spruce service is absolutely top of it's class. I took my wife there for our anniversary and they gave us a big cushy booth for just the 2 of us and even gave us a beautiful card. A card!!!!
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