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Free Images from Pixabay

Quick note today. I started using Pixabay recently for free images (including the ones in this post).  According to their licensing, the images are free for commercial and non-commercial use. Great for adding to any...

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Research in Universities – The Good and Bad

This is a re-post of an article I wrote over three years ago on another blog.  It was relevant then and still is today. I’ve heard a number of folks condemn research at universities. ...

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Summer Research Update

This past year has been a big research year for me with two publications and another accepted for publication (to come out at a later date).  I also received invitations to revise and resubmit...

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The Egoist Case for Privacy

After 8 years of writing, editing, re-writing, editing again, submissions, rejections, more submissions, and subsequent revisions, my article Asking for Facebook Logins: An Egoist Case for Privacy was finally accepted for publication in the Journal...

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Gadget Ecosystem Review

Over the past few years, I’ve been watching the evolution of gadget ecosystems emerging in a race to attract customers.  These ecosystems consist of gadgets designed to work together to bring the user a...

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4x the Website Traffic Doing Nothing

A strange thing happened to a website I manage. Reason for Success is a personal productivity website that attempts to integrate philosophy and science to the art of personal productivity.  For over a year,...

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The Web Explained

I set myself a bit of a challenge.  I wanted to explain how the World Wide Web worked in the simplest terms possible.  I wanted to explain it such that my very non-technology minded...

On the Question of Privacy 0

On the Question of Privacy

“Dad, Thomas keeps looking at me.” At one time or another, most people with siblings or multiple children have heard of (or experienced) this problem. On face of it, the complaint seems silly.  So...

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The Ultimate Web Analytics Book

Web Analytics 2.0 It’s been a while since I have found an IT book that I’ve been able to geek out over, learning tons and enjoying the writing style. Well, over the last week,...

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Fall Research Update

Since my summer research update, I have made lots of progress. Not as much as I originally envisioned, but still on track. As I indicated back then, three manuscripts near completion were all submitted...