Ruminations

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CIGNA Responsive Project

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Portfolio | Comments Off on CIGNA Responsive Project

CIGNA Responsive Project

We adapted 2+ years of code, built for a desktop, web-app experience and made it device agnostic. The extra layer of fun: we ensured that it worked in a WebSphere Portal/ TeamSite production environment.
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CORE Security Technology

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Portfolio | Comments Off on CORE Security Technology

CORE Security Technology

In the Spring of 2012 we began working with CORE Security Technology on a consultative basis as they began to overhaul both their customer portal and their corporate web site.
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Google Reader, The Way of the Dodo

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Social Media | Comments Off on Google Reader, The Way of the Dodo

Google Reader, The Way of the Dodo

Many think RSS (which stands for Rich Site Summary, or more popularly Real Simple Syndication) is outdated in the age of Twitter and Facebook, but it's something that you should consider using if you don't use it.

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Happy Fourth

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in exUrban | Comments Off on Happy Fourth

Happy Fourth

We’re away this week, taking a summer break. Happy Fourth. See you the week of July 8.

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Why I Customized My Short Link URL

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Social Media | Comments Off on Why I Customized My Short Link URL

Why I Customized My Short Link URL

Given the prevalence of spam Bitly links I was thinking about Bitly's viability and the advisability of my continued use of the service -- I surely don't want to be using a tool that is a preferred tool of spammers and phishers. I also want people to be able to trust my links.

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A Semi-Philosophical Reflection on InstaGram & Hipstamatic

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Social Media | 2 comments

A Semi-Philosophical Reflection on InstaGram & Hipstamatic

... The central beauty of Instagram and Hipstamatic: by using them you are forced to notice the details in life because it's the details wherein lie life's beauty. I think that I engage more closely with the world around me because I use these apps. I consider and appreciate what I see. I do not try to turn everything into an IG/Hipstamatic shot -- sometimes it's nice to live life unencumbered by the need to share pixels -- but I do approach the world differently, see it differently and look for the details.

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Is Privacy Overrated?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Social Media | Comments Off on Is Privacy Overrated?

Is Privacy Overrated?

If we do something wrong, or are attached to wrongdoing, we can expect to end up mentioned in a warrant and be given the once over -- government can compel that sort of thing, it's what it does. But to end up as part of a warrant merely because the government wants to "connect dots," is something else altogether... to the vast majority of us who are law abiding citizens this does not feel right.

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Content is King, Finally

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Culture | Comments Off on Content is King, Finally

Content is King, Finally

Content is king, finally on the web as behemoths buy smaller, content-centric upstarts, and people rush to figure out how best to mine the gold in those UGC mountains.

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RIP Posterous

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Social Media | Comments Off on RIP Posterous

RIP Posterous

April 30, 2013 marked he demise of Posterous, Ted shares a POV.

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athenahealth

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Portfolio | Comments Off on athenahealth

athenahealth

Over the past 6 years we have played a key strategic role for athenahealth helping them to establish their branding, messaging architecture and points of differentiation.
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