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Will reddit screw up their redesign?

Reddit’s upcoming redesign might cause another migration

With the $200 million new funding for Reddit, they are planning a site redesign. (reports recode) Huffman’s plan for the new funding includes a redesign of reddit.com — the company is literally re-writing all of its code, some of which is more than a decade old. An early version of the new design, which we …

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Fitbit Workweek Hustle Challenge

When you always rank low among your Fitbit friends

See among your friends who gets the most steps in one work week. Fitbit has a great feature called “Challenges.” Every week, you can invite your friends to participate in the “Workweek Hustle.” Fitbit keeps track of the progress of all your friends throughout the week. Fitbit makes it fun to check in regularly to …

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How to make the Facebook like button reappear after upgrading to https SSL

Did you update your WordPress website from http to https, and now your Facebook like button disappear? Chances are you are using WooTheme’s shortcode, woo-fblike, for the Facebook like button in your template. (Actually Woothemes is now WooCommerce, so let’s call them by their correct new name). When you update your site to https, the …

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What was on your home screen five years ago?

Through the past five years, 39 apps have appeared on my home screen. Tomorrow, I’ll post a short review about each of these apps. The list is the most essential iPhone apps of the past five years. This post was inspired by Abhay’s tweet: My #homescreen hasn't changed much in the last year pic.twitter.com/jMIIZcTvro — Abhay Shah …

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A ton of hot chocolate in a custom box

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate Package for the person who loves hot chocolate

Do you know someone who loves hot chocolate? Then you can give the Ultimate Hot Chocolate Package! The ultimate hot chocolate package is a collection of all the various hot chocolates you can find! In 2007, I gave my mom the Ultimate Hot Chocolate Package. The main influence behind me being a huge hot chocolate …

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The hottest new trend: guys liking hot chocolate

What’s up with dudes and hot chocolate? write Mary Fons. “Dudes like hot chocolate. It’s a thing.” She gives four examples of guys liking hot chocolate in her Choco Case Studies. Well, make me the 5th!–actually the first–since 2008 I have been declaring on Twitter my love for the hot chocolate beverage. If other dudes …

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Searches for landline are actually increasing, why?

With more and more people cutting their landline phones, you’d expect that searches on Google for landline would decrease in the past 12 years. Google searches for landline are actually increasing, because there are more people who don’t know what a landline is. Mentions of the word landline in books were pretty consistent starting in …

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Sports consumption survey chart based on age demographics

The life cycle of watching football

The demographics of sports watching is changing. Young people are less interested in sports. Bloomberg reports, “When asked what type of content they enjoy watching, young people express less enthusiasm for sport than other genres” Media reporter Chris Thilk gives this analysis: What they found should be super-disturbing for the media world. Two of the …

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QuarkXpress 2016 Productivity Bundle

A 20-year-old design program still clinging on, kinda

Quark XPress still sends emails to designers trying to convince them to purchase their dated software. 20 years ago Quark was the premiere layout program for print designers. Then around 2000 Adobe released their Quark-Killer, Adobe Indesign. Since that time 15 years ago, designers quickly dropped Quark in favor of Indesign. We haven’t looked back …

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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

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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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 journalism.uk: 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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mattmaldre.com new mission

As of today, the mattmaldre.com 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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