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Jim Akin
Works at VantageScore Solutions LLC
Attended Skidmore College
Lives in New Britain, CT
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"Holy interplanetary yardstick" is from the third-season episode "The Joker's Flying Saucer." Robin exclaimed it in response to a description of little green men "three feet tall." It's a really stupid quote to use on the packaging, but it is from the TV series.

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The opening gag in this episode is a take-off on this ad: Salvo Detergent with Wally Cox

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Beatles, Violent Femmes, Drifters, Police, & Creedence Clearwater Revival! Every time I noodle around on the guitar, that Violent Femmes riff seems to pop up. Guess I'm not the only one. :)

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HootSuite is working on Google+ support. I submitted a feature request to HootSuite and just got the following note:

"HootSuite is pleased to be named as an official launch partner for Google+ Pages trial.

Currently, this functionality is available exclusively to HootSuite Enterprise clients. We'll work with Google+ to review the experience and hope to expand the offering in the near future."

Can't wait!
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I have my laptop dual-booting with Ubuntu Linux. and try to run Linux most of the time. I like the new Gnome Desktop. No screen shots for ya...
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Go, Johnny, go!

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Rolling Thunder Revival
Palace Theater, Stafford Springs CT
October 4, 2014

Set I
Forever Young
My Back Pages
Oh, Sister†°
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right * †°
Visions of Johanna*°
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight**
If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Got to Stay All Night)
Subterranean Homesick Blues*

Set II
It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (and I'll Go Mine)*
Highway 61 Revisited
One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)†
Idiot Wind*
Maggie's Farm

Tough Mama*

*Jeff Martinson, lead vocal
**Bill Carbone, lead vocal
***Mark Mercier, lead vocal
† Kate Hubbard, backing vocal
° Sam Friedman, harmonica

Unless otherwise noted: Rob Stoner, bass & lead vocals; Scott Murawski, guitar & bg vocals; Mark Mercier, keyboards and bg vocals; Bill Carbone, drums; Jeff Martinson, guitar & bg vocals.

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Apple's Migration Assistant is copying stuff from the old MacBook to a new MacBook Pro. Files are still moving, but completion in "Less than a minute" has been promised for about 15 minutes now. Such a tease, when I want to drive my new machine! :)
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Don't even get me started! I had that happen for the iOS 7 upgrade and it took over 3 hours!!! (I just got a Samsung smart phone this week …)
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Strategic storyteller. Deliver the goods and make a splash!
This is my personal account. I'll sometimes share information of general value to professional communicators, along with lots of useless junk. Opinions are solely my own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer, VantageScore Solutions LLC.
  • Skidmore College
  • Andrew Warde High School
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  • VantageScore Solutions LLC
    Senior Manager, Digital Communications, present
  • Jim Akin, Strategic Storyteller
    Communications, 2009 - 2012
  • Ziff-Davis, Weber Shandwick, Peachpit Press, Mintz & Hoke
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New Britain, CT
Canton, CT - Fairfield, CT - Troy, NY