Writing Down the Jones

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GoDaddy’s Alright (or “Id10t Errors”)

This weekend I discovered that things aren’t always what they seem. I know, I’m old enough to know better, but sometimes I still buy into the hype. When I started working on MyComicr (formerly Comimics) about two years ago, I knew absolutely nothing about application development. It was a project...

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How Highways Hurt Dallas

Conventionalists will scare people with simplistic questions such as “How will people get to work?” Rest assured, people get to work in good cities, too. London doesn’t have any inner-city highways. People get to work. The eggs still get delivered. Traditionalists recognize the complexity of cities. They know that, for success, many layers of city-making need to work together.

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The New Dallas

I’m not a Texan. I can’t stress that enough. I moved to the Dallas area when I was 9, and went to college in Abilene, so people frequently say, “Oh, you’re basically from Texas,” like anything northern was just overwritten. But that’s not true. Case in point: a few days ago I...

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Starting Over (?)

I’ve been gone a while… But, inspired by my friend at The Valkyrie’s Call, I’ve decided to start writing again. Things will be a bit different, though. I won’t be focusing on any one thing, but five in particular: Coding, Tech, General Geekery, Dallas,  and Everything Else That Tickles My Fancy....

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Geeks Can’t Handle Change

We all know that already, but it’s amazing to see it every year when something new comes out. This time it’s how the whole internet seems to be collectively losing its shit over the Xbox One. Well, not the whole internet. Actual tech writers and reviewers seem to understand that...

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Beating up on Chris Brown

There’s been a lot of it. And honestly, I can understand the, uh, “distaste” most of the women I know have for him – it’s earned.

None of it starts to bother me until I hear someone say he shouldn’t be allowed to perform, or that his albums should be taken off the market. Yes, he’s a violent, [insert string of negative adjectives here], creep, and we don’t really like him. Some truly hate him for what he’s done. But does that mean that now he can’t work?