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My google sheet for tracking my health

Google Sheets health log

Can you remember the last time you hurt your back? How long did it take you to recover? I can’t remember either of these things, and I should. I’m starting a health log to track whenever I feel sick or have a back ache. Then I can see how long it takes me to heal […]

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#AllHailEmperorPalpatine on Instagram


Just so you know, I’m the very first person on Twitter to ever use the hashtag #AllHailEmperorPalpatine. Rather surprising this hasn’t been tweeted yet, given Twitter’s 10-year history. I did so with my fictional twitter account, @atourriten, the Death Star librarian. While sitting at my desk in corporate America, I like to stare out the […]

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When given the option of how to register for a site, which method do you use?

Confusion with social media log-ins

The thing with social log-ins is that I can never remember which network I use to log in. Whenever an email option is given, I always select that. I control my email address, so I know it will never go away. These other social platforms, we are at the whim of these third party companies. […]

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Data journalism

Everyone loves a good infographic, right? Especially when it’s based on true data and does some data mining. I’ve thought about getting into more data journalism. A couple articles that have helpful resources: From Get with the program: The benefits of coding skills in the newsroom There’s no shortage of places to learn how to […]

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Icebreakers for book readers

Icebreakers for book readers

Would you like some handy conversation questions in a tiny pocket zine? You can print out this one-page PDF made by Jamie Glass. Then fold it up into a little pocket zine. (Found via These are the icebreaker questions in the zine: Print books or e-books? [PERSON’S NAME] reads: [ ] Print only [ […]

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Searching through your Google search history

Chances are you probably have your entire Google search history available for you to download. If you are logged into Google while you do searches, it keeps track of all your search terms. Many people are afraid of other’s finding their Google search history. I find it absolutely fascinating. Looking through your search history is […]

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As of today, the blog will start to feature more short and quick blog posts. I was keeping this site mostly to tech and publishing thoughts. Often there are many topics that I simply want to write about that I find interesting. One of the blog formats I find inspiring is Dave Winer’s blog […]

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