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My Favorite Albums of 2012 – Part 2

My Favorite Albums of 2012 – Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The list continues below. Check out Part 1 here if you’re just tuning in… Fiona Apple – “The Idler Wheel…” The full title of Fiona...

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My Favorite Albums of 2012 – Part 1

My Favorite Albums of 2012 – Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 After over a month of trying to narrow down and rank my favorite albums of 2012 to a “Top 10 List,” I decided it would...

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Wii-U’s Missed Opportunity – A Picture Worth Many Wii’s

Wii-U’s Missed Opportunity – A Picture Worth Many Wii’s

The Nintendo Wii-U launched without much fanfare on Sunday, November the 18th.  Though there have been many speculations and logical reasons why the Wii-U has so far been a dull whimper of a launch,...

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Influence: “A Game of You”

Influence: “A Game of You”

After moving to Kansas City in 1998, I was re-introduced to Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series and began devouring the books as quickly as I could.  Which in the case of a series like The...

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The Greatest Laptop Ever Made

The Greatest Laptop Ever Made

I’ve been supporting users of varying degrees of experience, mobility and technical requirements since my first network administrative job started in early 1997.  Over the years, computers have become more commoditized and the options...

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Save Money on Windows 8 – “Ultimate” Savings Even if You Plan to Wait

Save Money on Windows 8 – “Ultimate” Savings Even if You Plan to Wait

These instructions will let you purchase an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro for just $40 and get the Media Center Feature Pack (a $10-70 value) free! Even if you’re on the...

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Steam’s “Big Picture Mode,” Jet Set Radio HD and Borderlands 2

Steam’s “Big Picture Mode,” Jet Set Radio HD and Borderlands 2

I’ve been playing a lot of video games lately on a system that rivals the consoles in ease of use, no need to sit at a desk hunched over a keyboard and mouse and...

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What is Dale Maxfield Talking About?

What is Dale Maxfield Talking About?

I’ve come to know my strengths and weaknesses pretty well over the years.  I’ve heard from several people reading my last few blog posts that can’t quite wrap their heads around what I’m talking...

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How To Become a “True Fan” Yourself

How To Become a “True Fan” Yourself

In my last post I gave an introduction to the theory of 1,000 True Fans.  Let’s start by once again quoting The Technium’s article on 1,000 True Fans:  “A True Fan is defined as someone who...

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1000 True Fans – An Introduction

1000 True Fans – An Introduction

My promotional ideal falls perfectly in line with a theory called “1,000 True Fans.”  To quote the main source of this principle, The Technium’s 1,000 True Fans page: “A creator, such as an artist, musician,...

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